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To find any reason to continue to listen to this book. After two hours and passages like the following: "She giggled. I liked making her giggle", I have given up. I never give up. I use audiobooks like most, something to do during otherwise mundane activity, mostly running the dog in my case. I read the reviews. Clearly others find redeeming value from this title. I found absolutely no compulsion to continue to listen. I have read all of the authors this guy has been compared to and could not disagree more. Dick Francis he is not. One review described the character as wise cracking...that would seem to imply wittiness. I found not a shred of wit that could be considered humorous beyond the 8th grade level. I find that when I review reviews, that I am pretty critical of the negative reviewers such as the type I am providing here...so I imagine some will react the same. But, I am just providing fair warning. It just feels wrong to just give up after having used a credit, but why pay twice? I have had tremendous good luck in discovering material from authors I have never tried before, but ultimately it ran out. Not the end of the world though.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I think men would enjoy it more.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Dick Frances books.
Did Dan Butler do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
He's a good reader. I think I'm spoiled by listening to British women readers who are artists at character voices. Dan Butler read well.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hush Money?
I'd cut the whole romance with Tara, especially the end. It didn't ring true. Also I'd cut out the male comments about women's anatomy. A guy thing, I guess.
The romance scenes sounded sappy to me and unnecessary.
Any additional comments?
I finished listening to this book because of the excellent descriptions of the horse jumping scenes. He wrote them as if he were familiar with jumping competitions.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is a hard boiled legal thriller at its best. It ticks all the boxes, story, characters, setting... But this is also a failing. Anyone familiar with the genre will see things telegraphed miles ahead. But the execution is superb and I will immediately download the next two installments.
What did you like most about Hush Money?
In a story well narrated by Dan Butler, Jack comes over as intelligent and amusing and his comments about the other characters are witty and to the point; the story flows well and holds the interest of the listener whilst not being so complicated that it is impossible to follow, a book that my husband and I both enjoyed.