I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it difficult the put down my ipod as I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. The story line was v..Show More »ery unique and although I read many thrillers it really was something new.
I really enjoy Stephen White books and am so happy Audio has decided to add his books. While each book is a great read on its own, his books are a ser..Show More »ies so I recommend that you try to read them in order to follow along with the side stories about the main characters.
Do not start this one at bedtime unless you plan on staying up for a good listen. There are lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing what will happen next.
I've been a Stephen White fan for years-- his character Alan Gregory is a clinical psychologist who is continually pulled into the middle of gruesome ..Show More »crimes-- not unlike Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware-- except I find White's books more suspenseful, intelligent, and coherent. So I was thrilled to finally see a White book available on Audible! While 'Dead Time' is probably not White's best, I thought it was right up there-- lots of twists and turns, a couple of compelling subplots, and some great nailbiting moments. Unlike the other reviewer, I really like the way White takes his time to develop conversations and settings-- it facilitates the evolution of the characters and their relationships and ultimately just makes me care that much more about what happens to them.
I was a little worried I might not like the way the reader interpreted the characters I've grown so fond of, but he didn't let me down-- and he does an especially good "bad guy" voice!
For me, this was one I couldn't stop listening to until I finished. Please, Audible, let's have some more of White's books on here!
starts out a bit slow but soon picks up & then goes like the devil. Great twists & turns --hard to put down for sure. Dick Hill as usual does a supe..Show More »r super job. Dick is the best reader that I know of.
It is a new twist (kinda) on the usual Dr. Gregory story. Instead of a patient who is tangentially connected to Alan, It is Alan and his pal, the pol..Show More »ice officer. The story had its unsual great mix of characters from different walks of life ( a specialty of this author) and the various twists and turns ( another specialty) but the total burden of the stuff he keeps from his wife and how much Alan has to go through to get to the climax of the story was frigging endless. Never did I want an end to come more quickly in an audio book. I usually want my money's worth, but this time I felt the end was near but someone kept snatching it away. That being said - don't want this review to mess up the ending for others - I truly didn't see it coming and it was a surprise ending. So how to do I go back to my headline? Why would I miss "the crazy patients"? Be- cause this time, as it is Alan with the problem, the quess work is gone. True, other characters intervene and make for surprises but mostly I found the window to the story from Alan's point of view ruining the story. I want to go back to analyzing each word of the patients to figure out how they will impact on the story. Dick Hill is an amazing reader and I will continue to read this author, but just like most people my age, I crave the good old days...
I have followed this series since book one. I adore these books. Sadly the ending just didn't do it for me. I thought it was one of the weakest books ..Show More »of the series. The plot never fully came to a conclusion. After 20 books I think I deserve a damn conclusion! I didn't think the twists and turns in this book were realistic (not that any of them are- but I'm talking book world here). I also hated that after all this the series ends with him talking about which girl he's having sex with. And he doesn't even tell us! I wanted the kids to be in the final prologue. It ended with what was perhaps meant to be a cliffhanger but kind of just annoyed me. Why bother throwing in one last problem if this is the end of the whole series? Especially such a mundane little problem all things considered. The final book felt anti climactic and had so little to do with the main people of the series. The second to last book was far more exciting in my opinion I hoped this book would bring that whole saga to a crazy final end but instead it brought it to a random less eventful end. Really? It's hard to say more without spoilers!
Also, I have to get this out... I HATE LAUREN! Has anyone else hated Lauren since the very beginning? I never liked her. Not as annoying mousy girlfriend, not as bitchy wife, not at all not ever. Phew it feels good to finally get that out!