Continuing my current love affair with audio books, I chose Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark as my choice for Book #26.
This was not a book a would have been normally drawn to but while shelving a cart full of audio books at the library one day the cover caught my eye. The story involved the kidnapping of three year old twin girls who appeared to have a telepathic connection to one another. The plot was incredibly well written and sucked you in almost from the get go. There wasn’t a lot of lead into the main storyline which was a very welcomed delight for my limited attention span.
Just a quick note about audio books (if you haven’t ventured to them before). The narrator’s voice makes all the difference, hands down. The woman who recorded this particular book was utterly engaging, using different voices for each character. Her narrative voice was easy to listen to, nuances and fluxes in the story were properly heightened, and it was clear that an effort was made to keep the listener intimately connected to the story. My heart went out to some of the characters, particularly the parents of the kidnapped twins, while others drove me so batty that I wanted to ring their necks. While I don’t doubt the written version of this story would be just as captivating, I certainly feel there was something extra special about listening to it as an audio book.
Next up on the book shelf: Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter