I could barely make it through this book not just because of the seriously terrible plot (A person who eats hummus doesn't eat meat, and a person who ..Show More »eats meat doesn't eat hummus? Really?! A model can't be Catholic, and her parents get brownie points for not hating black people. Many many more examples exist for why this book flat out sucks.) but the narrator is one of the worst I've ever heard. I think she'd be okay at reading children's picture books - she's so over the top ridiculous in reading dialog, she turns the already tenuously believable characters into ear-splitting caricatures. Ugh, it was an effort to not give up though I'm kicking myself now for sticking it out, the person who you think did it, did it. I think it was supposed to be a twist, but so poorly executed as to be laughable. Save yourself and your credit! Don't do it!
This was a great book on two levels: First, it had a wonderful grasp of a period of history (something I'm beginning to really count on Scottoline..Show More » to provide), and second, a really moving story with characters you couldn't help but connect with.
Tony - or Pigeon Tony, after his habit of raising racing pigeons - willingly admits to having killed, but not murdered, a man. Both are in their eighties, and are on either ends of a vendetta spinning back to their youths. Judy Carrier, one of Scottoline's characters from the Rosato and Associates firm, is representing him, and incredibly conflicted: how do you defend someone against murder who admits to the killing? And why does she want to?
I actually got choked up at passages while listening to this, and surprised myself with a few sniffles. The story, which moves back to the days of fascist Italy in Pigeon Tony's recollections, unfolds two plot lines at once, and the result is a clever intersection. I really enjoyed this - I've enjoyed all of Scottoline's books - and definitely suggest it for your listening pleasure.
I loved this book! Very intriguing story, although a bit far-fetched on how real legal cases unfold. If you are even a little bit interested in the ..Show More »law, you will like this book. I liked the main character, the "bad guy", and the "good guys." I liked how the all woman law firm backed their associate and helped her in her time of need. I especially liked her "free thinking" and butt kicking in court. It was a very good listen/read, and I will definitely download more books by this author.
A very good read! I have read all the Lisa Scottoline novels available in audio and I think they are wonderful! This book is no exception! Events whic..Show More »h may or may not be related combine to create a complex and suspenseful tale of treachery and greed capped off with friendships old and new both growing and maturing as the characters grow and change. I think the reader is wonderful for this series! She does beautifully with the different dialects and languages and makes each character seem unique and individual! All in all very enjoyable!
I didn't know either. Scottoline has clearly done her homework when she takes the case described in the book reviews. Most never knew that all the ..Show More »Axis naturalized Americans (many with sons serving in the war for America!) that Italians and Germans were ALSO put into camps (and as a Scottoline character might say, "..and I paid attention in American History. I even got a good grade!". The "Americans" who made that paranoid decision were the same who did so again after Pearl Harbor. The Japanese got the worst of it probably due to politics. The pop-up plot summary does a concise job so no need to repeat it here or. About negative comments on Rosenblat's narration. First, .. so not EVERY single last teensy mouth sound has been edited out. Sheesh. It is only because we are listening carefully through some device that some reviewers make such a fuss! Her reading style so perfectly matches the writer's style that I can't imagine anyone else as the reader. Reading should sound like real talking, well, and.. thinking. Those reviewers make much ado about almost nothing (Yes, there are many other books with perfectly edited out mouth sounds.) But the whiners really exaggerate as you can tell by their level of outrage and their outrageous analogies. Also I don't understand those who want "deadpan" reading. I prefer emotional intensity. Rosenblat is never "over the top" considering the dramatic plot developments and many comic thoughts. Just expect lots of twists and turns and Scottoline's trademark humor. My ONLY complaint (and this IS trite) is that the title is just catchy but hardly relevant to the plot. I'm finding any Scottoline book audio book to be worth the credit for pure entertainment.
I have enjoyed all of Lisa Scottoline's books but I have to admit my favorite characters are those from the Rosato and Associates so it was great to h..Show More »ear from them again. I am the opposite of the other reviewer - I love Barbara Rosenblat as a reader because I enjoy the theatrical performances (each to their own!) It is great to hear all the different characters in the voices I have become accustomed to. I am so intrigued by all of Lisa Scottoline's books that I tend to read or listen to them without breaks and then I'm sad when they are over. She has a great blend of characters, suspense and humor that I greatly enjoy. "Lady Killer" was no exception. Now I have to wait another year for the next book and hopefully another return to the law firm I have grown to love.
I found this book to be pretty average in terms of storyline, character development and overall interest. The twin aspect gave the story a bit more de..Show More »pth. But it was just an okay listen in my opinion. The narrator was not consistent, especially when she was attempting to do an accent, and that was annoying and detracted further, sad to say.