Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Audiobook- Michelle Martinez "Most Wanted"

I picked up Most Wanted from the library. I have a bit of an anxiety problem driving on the expressway, and to attend classes, which is in downtown Detroit, it is required to. So, I decided to pick up books on CD last year to see if they will help me relax, and they do. Most Wanted was one of those such books.

Melanie Vargas is a hardworking, hotshot federal prosecutor in New York City with a rising career in law and a marriage on the rocks. On an innocent evening stroll with her baby daughter, Melanie stumbles upon a horrifying crime spree. It's the high-profile case that can make her name, and Melanie wants in- to what becomes a wild race against the clock to solve a brutal high-society murder before the killer finds her.

It took me quite a while to listen to this, though it was a good story. It was a long story, and classes didn't start until last week, so my time in the car was in shorter spans. It was a great story, that was thrilling and had a good suspense factor. The reader was wonderful and I really feel that the reader can make or break the story. I give the story three out of five, but it would probably higher if it hadn't taken me so long to get through it. It was not so engaging so that I would listen to it over my morning program, ,which the really good stories do. It also seems to be the first of a new series, and I will look around for the new ones.


Literary Feline said...

Hi, Kristie! I had a chance to read Most Wanted (the book version) when it first came out (thanks to a contest!). I really liked it. It is a promising start to a new series. Her second book is called The Finishing School, which I also enjoyed.

Kristie said...

I will check it out for sure then. I like Melanie and really hope she kicks her loser husband to the curb!

Jana said...

Hey Kristie! I've never really been able to get into audio books. I don't have the attention span for it! lol But this sounds like a book I'd like. I'll just have to look for the paper copy...and then the second one...I love series! :-)

Love that you have a book based blog. I love to read almost as much as I love to eat and that's saying a LOT. I have a book based blog on eHarlequin.com (This is the link I'm supposed to update on my blogger blog. hehehe)

I'll definitely be back to see what other recommendations you have. :-)