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Bad Blood (Kate Shugak Novels) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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This book is a little flat, and is 75 pages or so shorter than most of her books. I never pay full-price for books under 300 pages, and after this one, I never will again.
Kates character was almost a "Stepford Kate", and there were some inconsistencies in the book that absolutely drove me crazy.
Toward the beginning, some tourists find Kates homestead and want to know where the gold mine is, and she sends them to Ninilitna, which she says is 50 miles away, when in fact the other books say it is only 25 miles.
She talks about Kates birthday being on the day of the great earthquake in 1964, which would make her 49 friggin years old, instead of the 37-39 years old she actually is. I like Bernie, I love Katya and the Aunties and I love Dan. Where were they?? Where is the fried bread?? Where is the everyday life in the Park??
And, I was very very very disappointed in the ending. Is this like the whole Jack situation, where they talk about a more permanent relationship and then someone dies (Sorry, spoiler alert) ?? If you end it this way, it will be the last Dana Stabenow book I ever read.
What's up with Bad Blood?
Is Dana Stabenow ill and not up to writing a good story?
Somebody else said it read like it had been "phoned in" and I'd say that about sums it up. Surprised and disappointed, to say the least.
It's one thing to master the art of writing, and another to write an overly formulaic book that lacks soul, which is what the author has delivered.
I might have forgiven the lack of including many of the usual characters that inhabit her stories, but I won't forgive the sloppy, lazy ending. Was it meant to make us pine for the next book, or was it that the author had something more important that she needed to do and didn't have time to finish up.
I have the entire Kate Shugak series and have read them multiple times, and a `little bit of Kate' is better than none, but sorry to say, this book was a huge disappointment.
But "Bad Blood"... Well, here is my theory: I think this book was adapted from the Alaskan television series that was supposed to happen, but didn't. It is so unlike the other books that I'm not even sure she wrote it. The sections and chapters are even sectioned like a play, rather than a book: "Act One," etc. Whoever did adapt the script to masquerade as a book could have at least made an attempt to fool the reader, for heaven's sake!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a fan and met Dana Stabenow a couple of times many years ago. I have read several of her books, both science fiction and mysteries. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Andy McKinney
i am mad because the author killed off the 2 main characters in the book or so it appears. I really enjoy the Kate Shugak novels and i will be really sad if this is the end of her.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
I wouldn't have believed she could write a bad book... I am VERY sad to say I was wrong. This was terrible.Published 14 days ago by Feminist Chivalry Junkie
This book was a captivating read. It kept moving right along and kept me involved. It was believable, steeped in tradition and historically based. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Larry and Chari Kotval
I love Dana Stabenow's books, and this was no exception, but oh my. When is the next one? So many years later, and we still don't know what is at the bottom of that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ginger
The ending was a disappointment and three years later I am still waiting to see if Kate survives. I hate cliffhangers anyway. But three years is a long time to hangPublished 2 months ago by DLin.
Another satisfying read from Stabenow. This book ends with a cliffhanger. The Shugak series, of which this is book 20,are full of information about Aleutian Indian culture and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer Thomas
great book, kept me interested throughout, not a fan of the "hook" at the endPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer