"I enjoyed the character development, the historical references and the political machinations developed over a place and timeframe that I knew little about. Good mystery with a logical timeline but still a complete surprise to me at the end. Definitely not a cozy mystery."
"The story circles around a medical malpractice lawsuit and circles and circles and circles. Characters were slow to develop with little empathy to draw me into the story. The basic premise of "concierge medicine" controversy was overshadowed by the overlong and repetitive trial dialogue. There was a surprise twist ending that to me was just "what?". As a side note regarding the actual audiobook - some of my impatience with the story itself may have been with having to change from disc to disc after only 25 minutes, a 12 disc box probably could have been made into a 6 disc book unabridged."
"wonderful story, provides much background for the founding of Pern. I have read and re-read many times this wonderful series and have enjoyed the rich visualizations and characters. With that said... this abridged version, only 2 cassettes, would not be the best choice for someone who has never heard the series or has no idea what the story may involve. It is well narrated and performed by Adrienne Barbeau, but way too short. I kept thinking I had skipped a side or lost another cassette, and I know the story. Very, very abridged and in that spirit it was a disappointment."
"The funny was still funny, Stephanie is still Stephanie. Plot line and secondary story just a bit thin. If I had read the hard copy I would have been pressed to actually read every page but Lorelei King as Narrator always brings out an extra something to help the characters move along."
"Good character development, good story with that makes you want to continue to see what happens. Main character is a fallen from grace investigative reporter who is chosen for jury duty. He becomes a little more human as the plot progresses and despite his flaws is able to come to grips with a few of his demons. Well written, plot is beleivable, characters you learn to care about and want to know more. A good read, hope there is another."
"Stephanie is funny as ever. This CD is somewhat shorter (abridged) than the actual novel. There are a few funny moments and threads to the story that were left out but nothing that takes away from the overall effect. I only know that they're missing because I've re-read these so many times just to get a laugh."
"Love the Stephanie Plum series and re-read for laughs all the time. This is definitely abridged and has lost some of the flavor of the story in its short version. The books aren't that long anyway and I'm just not seeing the advantage of not using one more CD. The narrator is a speedy talker and there's really not much difference in the voices she chooses. Just one more CD to keep the whole story and slow down the rapid fire narration, not a good way to introduce a book, if I had heard this first before reading, never would have continued..."
"Enjoyed Derek Jacobi as the narrator. Each story has a short prelude with the author's inspiration/idea notations. On the last disk, after the end of the story there is a "interview" with Ms. George."
"Great mystery, kept me guessing til almost the end. Enjoy reading Lynley and Havers. Although the Mystery series on PBS is wonderful there are times the British accents and slang detract from all the information on the case. Reading the novels, I have the opportunity to go back if there's something I missed the first time."