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Kiki Fitz

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Sisterly love triumphs all

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

The story line was a little fractured for my taste and the level of detail was intense. One of the main character's, Charlotte, was not very likable and verged on the whiny. The premise that after the trauma this family experienced, especially the sisters, their years of estrangement is far fetched.

I did read it all though, and there were times I was drawn into the story.

I miss Will Trent...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

I love Frieda Klein

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Freida Kleins' character is unique. She is strong, intelligent, persistent and compassionate. Despite cherishing her time alone, she has a wonderful tight circle of quirky friends. The story line is sharp and evolves at a good pace.The reader is excellent. I love this series and can't wait for the next one.My favourite read this year.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Another good one...

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

If you could sum up The Wrong Side of Goodbye in three words, what would they be?

Believable, insightful and suspenseful

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the continuing development of the Harry Bosch character and how he applies all his past experiences to the new situations in this book. I also like how he stays connected with his half-brother, Heller and keeps us updated on his daughter's development.

Which scene was your favorite?

One of my favorite scenes was towards the end when the Pasadena murder detectives come to Bosch's house to ask him about Vance's murder. I liked how he determined who the alpha male was and then had the young hot-headed partner kicked out. The ensuing dialogue between 2 seasoned detectives, each trying to get as much info from each other was very good.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction- only consistent enjoyment throughout the book

Any additional comments?

Michael Connelly is one of the few authors who is able to maintain a high level of quality throughout the Harry Bosch series. I am never disappointed and his later books are as good as the earlier ones.

falls short...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story has to be more believable - Sam was pushing it a bit. I do find her character is becoming too obnoxious. I also don"t believe that anyone takes the role of vice-president too-seriously - seems more like a hobby.

Has Fatal Identity turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Felicity Munroe?

I like the narrator. She is now the voice of the Fatal series for me.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Sure it does - i like how the supporting characters roles are evolving.

Any additional comments?

I still look forward to the next book in the Fatal series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

What would have made The Island House better?

A story with a bit more substance and less fragmented plotline. The characters lacked depth and were not fully developed.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Jane Casey, After the Fire

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Sutton-Smith?

No other narrator could have saved this story.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom and disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I always look forward to Ms Thayer's books but this one was truly a letdown.

Do not bother...

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

What would have made The Murderer's Daughter better?

I don't think anything could have saved this book, other than not writing it, in the first place.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Kellerman again?

I do not believe Jonathon Kellerman wrote this book. It was trite, shallow and made no sense to me. I could not finish this book.

How could the performance have been better?

The female leads voice was so depressing.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no.

Any additional comments?

I am still a fan of Alex Delaware books and look forward to the next installment in the series.

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

Obsession: I want more

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-07

Have always been a big fan of Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware but I feel his latest stories are drifting away from the main characters and moving towards weaving complicated story lines. Although I love his attention to detail and enjoyed following the trail of the plot, I could not connect with the new characters or really believe the story itself. I would like Kellerman to explore the develoment of Robyn and Alex's renewed realtionship. Where are they heading? I need to know more about the main characters to stay hooked. However, ever hopeful, I always look forward to the next book from Kellerman.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful