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Cat Lovin' Nurse

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Authors not always the best readers

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-19

The author put me to sleep reading this. The omniscient narrator is never my favorite because no single character comes to life. The lack of dynamics in the performance could not be overcome by the interesting plot. I made it to the end, although wearily.

Beats you over the head....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I like the main character which is partly why I read this second book in the series. Also, I live in Washington. But really, how many times does the reader have to hear about how much Nicole loves Emma and how many times her sister was trouble? That was about half the book! Not really much of a thriller either. The narrator is great but couldn’t really rescue the DRAMA of the personal relationships. Also, personal bias, I am a registered nurse. To call a nurse’s aide a nurse is really wrong.

Too much happens to Alice

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

I couldn't buy the coincidences that thrust Alice into the center of everything once again. This is my last Kate Rhodes. Great narration, although it couldn't lessen my disappointment.

Good story, poor narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I enjoyed the story well enough to keep listening, but the narration almost made me quit. The characters lost their individuality. Narrator could not maintain a tone of voice to identify people. And she ignored writer' s directives such as shouting some dialogue. The characters did not come alive. It might have been less irritating if she hadn't tried to characterize and just read the words.

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Enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

I enjoyed the switching of characters in the first person. It's a difficult task for an author and I thought she did it well. I gave only 4 stars for the story because I had worked out the plot before I was supposed to. But I didn't really mind because the writing and performance were well worth the listen.

Stellar writing and narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

Every word pulls you in. Robin and Strike are a perfect pair of sleuths. I can't wait to get back into their lives!

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Good read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-15

Kim is a very interesting protagonist. I want to know more about her. Can't wait for the next installment.

Great book and performance. If you're queasy, be warned!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-15

A great narration always highlights s good story. Some of the graphic descriptions were a little much to hear out loud. I'm a surgical nurse and I had trouble driving while nearly gagging.... Even so, I loved the book.

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Great reader brings the tale to life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-15

I was sorry to have this story end. I believe Donna Tartt's use of language put me into Theo's world. I felt as if I were right there, feeling the joys and agonies. Mr. Pittu's excellent narration added to the reality of that world.

Great narration !

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

Even though I was a bit ahead of the story, I was thoroughly entertained . The first person accounts were spot on. I will be looking for more from this author.