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I love this type of book, however I just couldn't get into this one. I don't know if its the recording or some issue with my playback, but there were what seemed like very poorly placed pauses. The pausing made the audio feel choppy and hard to follow. The narrator's ever changing accent was distracting as well, some words were pronounced with a Canadian accent, other times she seemed to be trying for a Southern accent. These distractions coupled with the slow movement of the plot made this a hard listen for me.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Having read the book first, I was looking forward to hearing this story brought to life. To my disappointment, Ms. Peart is completely flat and expressionless, and mispronounces so many simple words that I stopped listening after the first 80 minutes.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The genre of the forensic thriller is fast growing in popularity - but unfortunately knowing about a subject is not necessarily the same as being able to write a story about it! In this case the plot grinds on an on - the old cliche of 'once you put this book down you'll never be able to pick it up' springs to mind! Very disapointing in terms of a plot which rarely holds the attention.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Who knows, maybe this is an interesting read. I usually enjoy Beverley Connor's forensic novels.
In this case though, I had to give up listening. The narrator sounds as if she herself was falling asleep - I certainly was, listening to her droning on and on in the same monotonous voice. Sometimes there are long gaps in her reading and I even checked that my headphones weren't faulty.
Most of the characters sound alike, which is confusing. Or they change suddenly, the effect is that you never know who is saying what.
Anyhow, I think the book is your usual forensic crime story, but I will now buy the book to read the second half. Any more of this and I might never come out of a coma again - zzzz......
1 of 2 people found this review helpful