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Where does A Righteous Kill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is the first book I have listened to by this author. I did enjoy the story and will continue with the series.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Righteous Kill?
I enjoyed the interventions with Hero's family.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The narrator has a British accent, but the main character is Hispanic. It is very unbelievable to listen to his thoughts and narration with a British accent. Unfortunately in my case, it detracted from the story. Besides that you have other characters with an Irish accent and a Russian accent. Makes things muddled for me.
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I don't think this book or this author have any hope of earning 4 or 5 stars. The story is so trite and predictable that one doesn't even really have to listen to the whole thing to know exactly what happens. The protagonist is the stereotypical grizzled diamond-in-the-rough crime fighter guy who is won over by a sweet little victim with a heart of gold. The victim is, of course, gorgeous and virtuous, with long, long legs and the ability to orgasm several times. Hooray!! And she manages to be in peril and helpless at very convenient times - so our hero can swoop in and SAVE her. I think there was a kitten in danger of being run over by a car at some point, but I can't be bothered to listen any more. And the sex scenes...sheesh. I listen to mysteries because I like intrigue and sciency facts about solving said intrigues, but there is a LOT of pap about our hero, grizzled beard and all, amazing our sweet little victim with his hot throbbing dong. That's just fabulous, but I don't attend this genre for the bodice-ripping, thankyouverymuch - give me mystery, give me puzzles that are solved by smart people, give me odd scientific facts that crop up in the never-ending endeavors of criminals to commit crimes and not be found out, but for the love of dog, keep it in your pants!! This book is so obviously written by a man, with its weenie worship. I mean, look at the cover for goodness sake - you have your story right there. You know those paint by number paintings? This book is that. It's a write-by-number book. And it reads like an ice-pick of ennui to the brain.
Has A Righteous Kill turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, but I will avoid this author like the plague.
What aspect of Derek Perkins’s performance would you have changed?
I would advise Mr. Perkins to stray very far away from his formula for story-making. The characters are straight from script, the story utterly predictable, the plot reads like a paint-by-number...that was painted by a sloth on heroin.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Ennui. And regret that this is one book credit and several hours that I will never, ever get back.
Any additional comments?
In case I didn't state this with more clarity - this book stinks. It stinks. It stinks. It stinks.
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