The Spellman Files (Izzy Spellman, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Spellman Files - Izzy Spellman, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Lisa Lutz, Ari Graynor (Narrator) Meet Isabel Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism -- but she's good at her job as a licensed P.I. with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people's privacy comes naturally to Izzy and all the Spe... more »llmans. If only they could leave their work at the office.
Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. Duties include: completing assignments from the boss, aka Mom and Dad; appeasing her chronically perfect lawyer brother; and setting an example for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who's become addicted to "recreational surveillance"). But when Izzy decides to get out of the family business in search of normalcy, there's a hitch: she must take one last job before they'll let her go -- a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life. The Spellman Files is an unforgettable introduction to the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos.« less
Sharon (Catspaw) reviewed The Spellman Files (Izzy Spellman, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 5
An interesting story, but not well suited for audio. The book and the narration jump around in timelines, and it can be hard to follow, even if you've read the book. I do like the series, and have read the other books, but when you abridge this partular book, you lose a lot of continuity and story line, since it was sparse to begin with.
Suzanne N. (keadamna) reviewed The Spellman Files (Izzy Spellman, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 4
Not terrible, but very disjointed. Jumps in time/plots that are hard to follow. It was ok for me since I was only listening as part of my commute. If I was reading the actual book, don't think I would bother to finish it. (At the end it says it is an abridged version, maybe parts that would have made it seem more coherent (like other subplots, etc) - might have been removed). I say that since I noticed that once with a book that I had read, then later on heard the abridged.