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The premise, the story, and the characters were all good. Kick, the main character, is a great herione, and the potential of where this series can go is very intriguing. But there were some flaws in the development.
The character development was odd to me. There's a difference between giving the character some depth and history and making the character someone the reader cares about and believes in. There was a lot of energy and detail around Kick. She has a lot of history, and a lot of emotions that go into her solving mysteries--all of that was really interesting. But there were some contradictions in her development that I had a hard time with, so I was taken out of just enjoying the story by stopping and thinking "hmmm, that didn't make sense."
Kick's relationships with the other characters weren't developed very well. I didn't buy the relationship with the other action hero Bishop, or her friend James, or the man from her past, Mel. She liked them then hated them, then trusted them, then pointed her gun at them, then cried over them, then cared more about her dog then she did her friends, it was just too contradictory to be real.
With all that said, I WILL read the next one, with hope that the bumpy writing smooths out. The potential is that good.
The narrator was great, she was perfectly invisible, I didn't notice her and could just concentrate on the story.
I recommend this book, but would say keep expectations low. Think of it like watching the pilot of a show that could be really great, once the kinks are worked out.
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Would you consider the audio edition of One Kick to be better than the print version?
I did not read the print version but the narration is superb.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the characters from the beginning and cared what happened to them. The psychological narration and dramatizations were dead on accurate. I'm a psychotherapist and work with traumatized people. I usually dislike fictionalized descriptions of psychological reactions; most authors get it wrong. This one does not.
Have you listened to any of Heather Lind’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not; this is my first. But I plan to listen to more.
Who was the most memorable character of One Kick and why?
Aside from Kick Lannigan, I sort of fell in love with John Bishop. :-)
Any additional comments?
I loved this book. I'm sorry this is the first one because I want to listen to more of them right now!
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What made the experience of listening to One Kick the most enjoyable?
I love the characters.. Chelsea really knows how to bring her characters alive. I listened to it over two days and now I'm eager (to say the least) to find out when her next book is out!
Have you listened to any of Heather Lind’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This is the first book I have listened to in which heather narrated. I really liked listening to her, I hope she narrates the next book.
Any additional comments?
Bring on book two!!!!
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