|# of Units:||5 CDs|
|Length:||5 hours, 15 minutes|
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Iris Johansen's books used to be a guilty pleasure for me. Now I'm sad to say that I won't be picking anymore up to read. I don't think she has realized that it is OK for a strong female character to permit the male in her life to help her. Ms. Johansen allows the heroine to make what I would consider stupid errors in judgement just to prove how independent the character is. This seems to be a recurring theme in her recent books. She had the same problem in Countdown. What I'd like to see is that the heroine and the man in her life work together to save the day instead of the lady going off and doing it on her own (putting herself in jeopardy and having to be saved!!) in spite of the guy. Everybody likes a good suspense story. Though what we shouldn't have to suspend is belief.
Preferred the book. Would have liked to had heard it in an unabridged version.
The book was very good. Wasn't very happy with some of the language in it. The book kept me listening till I finished.
Packed it in midway through the first CD. I find "light" fiction that wants to use terrorism and 911as a plot structure to be offensive - I'm not sufficiently removed from the events yet to want them trivialized in that manner. If this were poetry or serious literature, where the author was helping us to explore the events and our reactions, that would be different. Beyond that, it just seemed trite and boring.
Interesting premise but too long in telling. I was definitely bored in spots though I did manage to listen to the entire book.
Johansen began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.
Johansen lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.