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  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,048

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now, more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing dry here!

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-18-17

Jane - don't give up a good day job for writting

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Would you try another book from Jane Harper and/or Stephen Shanahan?

Jane - NO. The characters were so poorly developed that when they lapsed into conversations from the past in the middle of the current conversation it left me wondering who, why, what, where and how! The ending - hmmm. Were you trying to end the story, or leave it open for a sequel? Good luck with that!

Have you listened to any of Stephen Shanahan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Stephen Shanahan's performance was great.

Any additional comments?

Listeners, don't waste your money on this one.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • After the Fall

  • A Novel
  • By: Kylie Ladd
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik, John Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

"I had been married three years when I fell in love," begins Kate, a firecracker of a woman who thought she'd found the yin to her yang in Cary, her sensible and adoring husband. For their friend Luke - a charismatic copywriter who loves women and attention in equal measure, and preferably togethe - life has been more than sweet beside Cressida, the dutiful pediatric oncologist who stole his heart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Read it to be bored!

  • By Christi Saxon on 07-03-10

Read it to be bored!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-10

This is the most boring book I have ever read. It reads like an AA drunk-a-log or perhaps the continuing epic of someone in sex addicts anonymous. I could barely make it through the first part, started on part 2, but had to stop the dribble. It lacks character development to entice the reader to become attached to the character. The timing is also off. Years go by and there is only a small sentence to indicate the shift in time. This in itself is good, because I can only imagine listening through more boring dialogue. I will try to go back and read the last chapter. Then again, I may just forget about it as this book deserves.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful