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Susan

Dexter, MI, United States
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A box of nonfiction candy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-10

This is one you can dip into whenever you feel like it and enjoy it. Strong narration.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Distasteful story, bad narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-10

Hard to tell which is worse, this story of entitlement and dysfunction presented as witty or the narrator's inability to pronounce a lot of the proper names the author drops with such a thud.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Keeps you in its spell

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-10

Just when you think you've figured out where Coben is going, he's got another chapter--and another--and another!

Yeah, this is what you can do with your vampires!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-10

Found the Harry Dresden books by accident and have been hooked ever since. Marsters is the perfect narrator, nice and dry. The writing is tight and funny and suspenseful.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

An opportunity missed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-09

Oh, dear, what comes first? A narrator who can't pronounce Cuyahoga or an author who has characters looking for the missing Amelia Earhart a year before the final takeoff or being treated according to Alcoholics Anonymous principles roughly 30 years before AA was formed? This is a good story but the total treatment seems like a movie of the week. The good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, all according to stereotypes--and Eliot Ness is conflicted. Gee! Sorry I spent money on this one.

Blurb better than book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-08

The book kept me occupied on a long trip but I found myself wishing it was over. Too little character development, too many sex scenes (some quite perverse).

1 of 2 people found this review helpful