- Hit and Run
- Amy Shojai
- December 18, 2020
- Amy Shojai
- The September Day Series, Book 5
I really didn’t enjoy Hit and Run. I can’t stand when authors narrate their own books. They’re always dull and listless, bland. Voice acting is a talent and just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
The audio was all over the place. There were times when she’d mispronounce envelope as “onvelope” and then pronounce it properly. She often said words wrong, such as coherent, saying “co hair ent” which made it difficult to tell what she was trying to say at times. One of the characters kept talking about her quincineta, but she kept mispronouncing it. Why write Spanish words into a novel that you can’t pronounce and then narrate it? It doesn’t make any sense.
Another thing that annoyed me was how the word “silencer” was used to refer to a firearm suppressor. You can’t “silence” a gunshot. That’s not how that works, that’s not what they do. I can not stand the mispronunciation of words, misuse of worlds, and spread of misinformation.
As for the plot, I barely remember. I review a lot of audiobooks and I’ve turned into a bit of an audio snob. I have no patience for terrible narrations. They’re distracting and take away from the plot of the novel. I really didn’t like how the flashback scenes were done though. They were rare and seemingly came out of nowhere. I lost my place and started over several hours in and I didn’t even realize they were flashbacks until the second listen. I normally tune out chapter headers.
The thing I dislike about the murderer in this book is just how unbelievably incompetent he is. No professional killer would ever be that useless. You really have to stretch your imagination to make this story work. The one redeeming factor in this book for me is that none of the cats were killed, despite characters constantly making threats of doing so.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.