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C. Carlson

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not up to Connelly's usual standards

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Story seemed derivative of his own work!
And the reader was so bad, I felt as if I were listening to a Leslie Neilson "Police Story" movie. Kept waiting for her to say "but that's not important right now."

Narration drove me away

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

Reviewed: 12-26-15

I will have to read this in paper as the narrator drove me away from this audiobook.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Has Eliz. George "jumped the shark?"

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-15

I have been a fan of this series for maybe 20 years. But this one just went on and on and on in such a way that I had to force myself to finish. Caring about the characters I have "known" for so long brought me to the end, but what a frustrating experience. Even John Lee, a wonderful narrator, seemed to treat this book as if it were a soap opera.

Absolutely wonderful narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

I don't think I would have finished this book had I been reading it on paper. It was the narrator's ability to bring the main character to life that made it a good thriller.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

LIngering in my mind

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-13

I admit there were a few plot points that left me wondering. But the characters were entrancing. They lingered in my mind for days, really got under my skin. The reader was perfect as well. Well worth one's time.

A great time

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

Reviewed: 11-07-12

If you could sum up Waging Heavy Peace in three words, what would they be?

Neil Young's mind

What did you like best about this story?

The free ranging way he tells his tales is in keeping with who Neil Young is. He is an artist with lots of ideas!

What does Keith Carradine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Keith Carradine was a brilliant choice as narrator, he walked the walk right along with the author

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When he speaks about his children, and the way he and his wife have come to understand the needs of their quadriplegic son, he reveals a well of empathy and compassion

Any additional comments?

A worthy visit through the winding mind of a real interesting guy

Not Patchett's best, great reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-11

This book was interesting and good, though I prefer Ann Patchett's earlier novels. Hope Davis is a wonderful reader though, and helped me over some rough spots just by being so terrific

12 of 18 people found this review helpful

OK story, annoying reader!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-11

I had to stop listening to this book, though I had read good things about it and was looking forward to it. The reader sounds as if she is reading to toddlers, she is so slow and "flight attendant-ish." Having just finished listening to a book read by Hope Davis, who is terrific, this reader seemed intolerable.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

Very enjoyable book, TERRIFIC reader!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-09

I enjoyed this book mightily, and the reader is one of the best I have experienced. Definitely a good audiobook.

good book bad reader

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-08

I stopped listening and will buy this book to read. The narrator was awful--she read as if the book were as simple as the characters are "supposed" to be--as if she did not have a clue about what is really inside the book she was reading. This recording is a reminder to me of how I can sometimes take the important contributions of good readers for granted!

40 of 43 people found this review helpful