Richard Paulson, the founder and President of Hard Core Software, had everything going for him except a happy marriage with Janet, his wife of over 20 years. His misguided affair with his receptionist, Jenny, unleashed a chain of events that led to murder and threatened to destroy his career and marriage. In the end, only a series of turnabouts saved them. Another exciting adventure from the pen of Thomas Weston.
Had a good start but the story got halfway through out of control. Got the impression that the author wasn’t quite sure which genre to stay in.
Narration was fine, however, a bit overdone particularly in regards to the accents.
What made the experience of listening to Turnabouts the most enjoyable?
The narrator was very good at bringing all of the characters in the story to life and the voices of the characters were completely different from her straight narrative voice. She has a rich and clear style of delivery. The audio sound quality was very good with no distracting noises or "breathy" sounds. I enjoyed the shorter length of the book I was able to listen to it in one sitting.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
I wouldn't say it kept me on the edge of my seat but it certainly kept my attention! The writer has a great sarcastic sense and the plot was dark with some great humor. The characters were completely amoral - there were no distinct good or bad guys in the usual sense.
Which scene was your favorite?
I liked the part where Rich went to the fortune teller and ended up being in on yet another dirty secret! I won't be a spoiler, but it was quite an unexpected twist!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Extreme no, consistent, yes. I found the humor and the characters dark and deviant. And the plot development went along quite smoothly with some unexpected twists. I was impressed by the narrator's ability to smoothly transition between male and female character voices, and accents, and the interpretation she gave to the characters was very good.
Any additional comments?
This book has some pretty graphic language, sexual inferences, and violence. I found it was essential to the story and was not offended. Overall, a very enjoyable listen.