The first in a trilogy featuring Tom Fletcher, "Corn Dolls", is quite a promise. Rich, realistic characters, compelling story and much, much more. The sleuths are strong, capable, but achingly human. They feel and they bleed, like the rest of us. I am eagerly looking forward to the other two novels.
Although the story initially peaked my interest, it dragged on much too slowly for my tastes. I totally lost interest less than a fifth of the way into the story, and tossed it aside. Most people in today's world have busy life styles and just don't have the time to waste on 12 or 16 hour audio books like this. Many of us need and want two hour versions of these stories!
A lot of people posting book reviews all share a very common complaint, which is that the story moves much too slowly, and is too wordy. My thoughts exactly, and especially on this book.
Audio book publishers should treat themselves to some of the old time radio programs like for example, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Nero Wolfe, Green Hornet, Gangbusters, and Boston Blackie. They could learn a lot from the days of Old Time Radio. You never got bored or lost interest when listening to those stories! If Audio books were reduced to two hour lengths, they would be a lot more like the Great Old Time Radio Shows mentioned. Then many of the customer reviews complaining about the slow and boring story lines would disappear. I'm sure all the much more positive reviews then would definitely help their bottom line too as it gains them a lot of new listeners.
Loved it. This is a very well written book that kept me guessing and enticing me to read on. The unfolding of the plot was just how I like it - not too long and drawn out, but with enough of a build up to draw you in. I've just ordered Patrick Lennon's next book and can't wait to get stuck into it.