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By Polly on 08-12-15
Good Story; Stupid Characters
This book comes very close to being a 5-star book. I had to give it 4 stars because of the ridiculous decisions made by the main characters.
No Spoiler Here:
At one point in the story, a main character asks herself, "Why did I come up with such a stupid plan?" I laughed out loud. That is exactly what I want to know. Someone is seeking revenge on behalf of another individual. Who could it be? Well, I am sure that 90% of all readers of this book guessed who it was! Why wouldn't the main characters see it?
I do admire O'Brien's writing style, and he knows how to build suspense. The "old wrong" that needed to be "righted" was pretty interesting and believable. So I give the story 4 stars.
(It was not even a little bit scary. I am still looking for SCARY stories!)
The narrator has the annoying habit of adding a syllable to the end of most sentences. So he says "What was that Noise-uh?" instead of "What was that noise?" I learned to tune that out, or the whole listening experience would have been annoying in the extreme.
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By Francesca R. on 06-05-15
O'Brien does it again!
I discovered Kevin O based on an audible suggestion and I'm glad I took a chance.
In this book, I was a little concerned with the female lead near chapter 30 as she seemed to be so smart but couldn't figure out what was obvious to me but in the end, all was as it should have been. I will pick up his other books.
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By Sharon on 06-15-14
I am really, really sorry.
The reviews of "Awesome", and "You won't be sorry", led me to purchase this book expecting a really interesting ride. I just fast-forwarded to the end (at about the two thirds mark) because I could not stand any more of the following: ridiculous choices made by some of the characters (supposedly in mortal fear for themselves and their families), such as inviting a complete stranger you met on the street into your home to babysit your children; involving a potential suspect's father in your top secret investigation; not involving the police because the crimes had all taken place in different jurisdictions; tortuously detailed paragraphs along the lines of, "She stepped on the brake pedal until the car slowed to a crawl. With her hands at two and ten o'clock, she swung the steering wheel to the left to pull into the driveway. She brought the car to a halt in front of the garage doors. Reaching into a zippered pouch on the side of her purse, she pulled out the remote garage door opener. Pointing it at the garage doors, she pressed OPEN". And all of this contrived tedium was narrated in a snore-inducing drone. Definitely sorry for the wasted credit.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Glenda Jeffers on 06-17-14
I'm Sorry Alright
If you waste a credit on "Tell Me You're Sorry", you'll be sorry alright. I plodded through 3 hrs of this turkey, hating nearly every minute of it, before I finally pulled the plug. This hot mess will have you saying, "God, this is awwwful!" every 5 mins. or so. The story, the performance, the everything about this, is boredom personified.
I wish I could find a silver lining, something positive to say, but honestly, I couldn't possibly care less who killed whom, let alone the why of it. And the narration...gah! It was like adding insult to injury. This guy can't do character voices, period. Everyone ends up sounding snobbish with only slight variations, even when they're supposed to be sympathetic. His performance was as ghastly as the author's work so, I suppose, in a horrible twist of fate, they were perfect for each other.
There are too many great novels out there to waste your time or money on this tripe. I don't know if this author has other works to his credit or not, as you couldn't pay me to try another one of his creations, but this one is simply awful.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful