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This story line has excellent potential, although I feel the author could have done a little more with the wife's perspective. Perhaps developing a more introspective psychological narrative along the lines of the movie "Sleeping With The Enemy".
The matter-of-fact writing, the lack of character development and the over-developed histrionics of the narrator rendered my rating a three out of five. I simply became tired of listening to her constant sobbing, as I am a reader/listener who prefers a more straightforward reading. I don't read hardcover books with emotion and accents, and I don't like listening to them interpreted that way.
But I must add, though that the narrator did a great job portraying the North Carolina drawl, and how bizarre it must have sounded to a woman from California.
Still an entertaining tale, however, and I would recommend it.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
yep, definately thumbs up. the lady reading the book does an excellent job. she's the kind that likes to act out the character, rather than just reading the book, and maybe once or twice she went over the top. however, I have listened to many horrible female voices, trying to imitated the male characters and all that. this one is a winner.
plot: very very thrilling. there is this one concept that I think I have come across before in a novel by tess-gerittsen, which I won't mention in order not to spoil the experience. let's just say that an exquisite psychopath (if you are a psychopath-conaisseur, like me ;) is being portrayed here, one that will send chills down your spine. everything is explained with psychological detail, depth and wit. the tension never stops, partly because it's quite short (7 hours). totally put it in the bag.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful