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By Dennis on 11-12-05
I enjoyed many of Sandra's books, but this one I found to be full of depressing, twisted situations and left me feeling that only evil wins in this book. The author has a morbid fascination for detail that is a put off in my opinion. The rape and murder of a 14yr old girl does not need to be expanded in detail. Why the author thinks this will be interesting for the reader is a "mystery" to me. Also the vulgarity in this book is over done. Most of the men in this book are portrayed as so low and disgusting that it leaves me to think this is only the author's view made evident. The narrator made the child out to be an annoying little brat with a whining voice that was almost too unbearable to hear. I probably won't buy any more of her books. I rate this selection a C+ only because I couldn't wait to hear the end where I expected justice to prevail in some sick sort of way. Uhhhhg!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Cathryn on 03-12-03
Unspeakable - unbelievable!
Excellent book! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't wait to listen to it. John Henry Cox is a wonderful storyteller. Great voice! Although, I was able to guess some of what would happen, there were so many twists and turns at the end - it kept me guessing. 14 hours is worth it!
22 of 23 people found this review helpful
By Scott on 12-15-10
An Excellent Thriller
It has been a while but I listened to this book twice and it sticks in my mind as an excellent thriller with strong characters, plot twists, and great narration. Sincerely it is one of Brown's best.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Alice on 10-16-03
This book kept moving and kept my interest all the way through. Very interesting story. There was enough background on each character woven in to give you understanding and get to know them without being too much to get boring. I found myself not wanting to stop listening and get out of the car. I also found myself yelling at the characters at points to look out or be careful. I found myself really hating the bad guys and cheering when they got what they deserved. The ending was interesting and tied up all the questions you had through out the story. I recommend this book highly. It shoud definitely keep you entertained. There was really not much at all in this story that was predictable. Actually, quite a few unpredictable things happen throughout.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Ida on 02-17-12
Unspeakable is un...just okay
I am a fan of SB, but this one was mediocre...entertaining, but not a have to listen/read. I found myself wandering and missing part of the story, only to not miss much. The story contains several subplots that intertwine with the main plot. The deaf woman is interesting, but her son is sickening. Jack, who appers out of nowhere and has a mysterious background, is the superhero who saves the day. This story has several murders including some shocking ones that are unexpected. Seems like it is the same storyline just in a different part of the country and with accents. I am not sure if it was the narration or the story forumula of which I am tiring. There is always a prominent female character, a child(or one on the way), and 2-3 male characters. Some are extremely evil and while there is at least one with a dubious background. There is always someone on the run...blah, blah, Perhaps I need a break from SB.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful