A fun story with a times a little too much going on to make this a great listen. I enjoy the main character for the most part. I didn't enjoy the mean..Show More »ing of life and self reflection bits at the end. That kind of ruined the whole goofy story for me. The whole story had kind of Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) feeling but not nearly as well written.
If you've read/listened to a Janet Evanovich book staring Stephanie Plum, this book will only give you flashbacks to one of those, but not as well don..Show More »e. I don't know enough about this series to knew if there is an end, but if there is, then this series might have a one up on the Evanovich books.
This book was fun, but as I've read most of the Janet Evanovich books, many things in this book felt very much like a Stephanie Plum novel. The novel takes place in New York City, revolves around a Greek family and there is only one love interest in Sophie's life, which are a few of the things the differ from an Evanovich book. There were enough differences the for me to still make this book a light and fun listen. If you're looking for a no brainer without any complications, this book might fill the need.
Books from this series are all reasonably entertaining as long as you don't pay too much attention. My complaints first: The format is so similar to ..Show More »the Stephanie Plum books that it can elicit eye rolls. The narrator on this one is different from the other books. The narration is mostly very good... but, she only does three voices: Sophie, Rosie and then everyone else is Greek, even if they are Hispanic or Jewish.
That being said, all of the books are fast paced and amusing and this is the best of the lot.
I love the Sofie Metropolis series, I really do, but this one was just kind of "eh". I think the narrator used on the previous books did such a great..Show More » job (especially with the accents) but this one was not very good. Everytime she tried to read Rosie, I cringed -- instead of getting the plucky Puerto Rican's personality, we got something like a Russian/Oriental-esque accent. Don't even get me started on Jake. UGH. Please bring back the original narrator and continue to write these fun books. They are very entertaining, and I want to "see" what happens to Sofie, sans Allyson Ryan.