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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
For me it was not, since I found the story contrived and unappealing. Maybe I am unfair, since I really enjoy her Ruth Galloway series and expected to be as absorbed and attached to the characters and was not at all.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I will listen to the last installment of the Joe Sandilands series.
Which scene was your favorite?
maybe the end…because I was glad to be done...
Do you think The Zig Zag Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
For me it does not, even though not liking one book does not mean the next one cannot be much more gripping.
Any additional comments?
I am eagerly waiting for the next Ruth Galloway book, one of the best mystery series around, for me.
I was looking forward to trying something new by Elly Griffiths after enjoying her Ruth Galloway stories. Unfortunately this story failed to engage me on any level. The characters were one dimensional, the back story unbelievable and the plot twists could be seen a mile off. The action switched between the two lead characters, Max and Edgar, but the combination of stilted dialogue and poor narration often meant I was struggling to remember which character's viewpoint it was. The narrator didn't seem to have the vocal range necessary to cope with such a wide range of characters.
All in all a very disappointing story and I hope Elly Griffiths won't feel the need to return to the lives of the Magic Men.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Yes, enjoyable but I kept feeling that there was another book I should have read first. Possibly one called 'The Magic Men'! This feeling wasn't dispelled until towards the end, when the previous lives info the main protagonists became clearer. None the less - a good listen.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Story was gripping and the characters were unusual and interesting. I was really engrossed in the plot and excited to see how it all unfolded. Although the final reveal featured many surprises, I thought it was pretty obvious who the murderer was. Narrator was excellent.