I started listening to this book with high hopes. I liked the plot and having grown up in Memphis (and go back to Beale St and Mud Island for a mini-v..Show More »acation every July), I was excited to read about some of the local atmosphere. I thought the book was good right up until Dakota arrived in Memphis. First, I wasn't impressed with this narrator. Instead of the Tennessee southern accent, the characters just sounded lacking in intelligence. I wasn't impressed with the New Hampshire accent either. For the second criticism, it concerns Dakota at the 3 a.m. Beale St scene. You might call this a SPOILER so reader beware!!
There is a crisis and when Dakota goes for help all she can do is yell "help" to someone 3 blocks away, look for her missing purse, and then sit down and cry? Really? How about screaming at the top of her lungs for a minute or two. Then when the police do arrive, tell them what's going on in the alley right away instead of going into a long story.
Basically, this book started out at 5 stars and then one star was subtracted for narration and another star was subtracted for the stupidity of the main character. But for a $2.95 book, it wasn't bad.