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By shelley on 13-06-15
Good book based on complicated relationships
What aspect of Mikael Naramore’s performance would you have changed?
Mikael Naramore did a good job although I thought he could have added more to the book had he used his talent a little more. He has a very pleasant voice to listen to but I think he could have used more inflections and tones for his performance. I think a narrator can make or break a book and I think this narrator just fell in the neutral zone.
Any additional comments?
I think if I were going to compare it to anything it might be to Harlan Coban's earlier work. I think Greg Enslen has a good start to a series here if that's his goal. I would like to see more from this author. I thought this was a good book based in a very realistic setting. I thought it was more of a drama as opposed to a mystery/ thriller. There are some very complicated relationships which is what the entire book is based on (father/daughter, husband/wife, unrequited love etc) Very belivable, no superman heroics etc. I found it a little predictable at times although I will say that you didn't know exactly who the culprit was until he was revealed since everyone on the side of the law was referred to by their last name and on the opposing side they called each other by first name. I would like to see more by this author, I do think there is a lot of potential here. If you find this review helpful please indicate so. I base many of my own purchases on other people's reviews and like to let them know I value their time and opinion. Thank You.
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By December on 13-07-18
Very amateur writing
The idea behind this story is one that would normally interest me, but the writing is very amateur and I found myself getting annoyed a lot while listening to this.
The author repeats events and information over and over, even using the same exact phrasing sometimes.
He also refers to his former partner, saying that the partner always used to say this or that, and it would always be pretty common and super cliché phrases.
The author also cannot seem to decide what he wants his characters to think, so he is constantly doing a "this or that" type of thing with what they're thinking. For example: "He needed to remind himself he was making progress. Or he needed others to think he was making progress." It would be one thing if he did this every so often, but it is all the time.
I was also annoyed by the narrator when he would play Frank's voice, because he was constantly sighing when he would speak as him.
The story was okay, but I could not get past the things mentioned above to actually enjoy listening to this. It took me longer than usual to finish since I was not excited to press play.