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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A better narrator.Tanya Eby was so robotic it was like listening to a female Stephen Hawking. So distracting from the storyline which I'm sure would have lived up to past Gerritson books I have read.The narrator is not a huge consideration for all listeners, but I find a bad (or even idiosyncratic) narrator such a distraction that I cant follow the storyline.
Any additional comments?
Will buy the physical book instead.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
It was a bit slow to start, but did pick up. What irritated me was the extremely bad pronounciation of everything to do with Botswana!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The story is okay, but not one of Gerritsen's best. And I did not guess the ending, which is good. The reviewer who said do not listen while eating was right. The narrator was a bad choice for this particular story. If you have characters from several countries, you need a narrator who can do accents as well as male and female parts.
28 of 28 people found this review helpful
I have enjoyed several of TG's books. I especially like her earlier writings before her show came out. Maybe that is because I am a man. I read the books, but don't watch the show. My wife does not read the books, but watches the show. Matter of fact when I got home this evening she was watching it on TNT. Her earlier writings were more gritty and less chick lit. Now it has become more touchy feely. Either way I still enjoy her writing, as I feel some of her personality comes out through her writing. Some writers write great adventures, some write thought provoking books and some write flowery descriptive books. I have never meet Gerrtisen, but through her books I feel I have. It is the same feeling I get when I read Walter Mosely or some of the older writers, such as Asimov or Heinlein. It is hard to put a finger on, just a certain style of writing. A FAMILY WITH OUT DRAMA WOULD NOT BE MINE.
If you do not like my title, do not get the book. I have never listened to a book before, that used the word Viscera or the many forms of it as much as this book has.
Eby has been narrating for a long time, but I was not real impressed with this reading. During action packed moments, she sounded like a tour guide at Disney. I have loved her reading of other books, just did not think this time it was a good match.
45 of 47 people found this review helpful