- MP3 CD
- Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; MP3 Una edition (15 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455885797
- ISBN-13: 978-1455885794
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,836,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Flowertown MP3 CD – 15 May 2012
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About the Author
A fifteen-year veteran of morning radio and an avid traveler, Sheila Redling currently lives in her beloved West Virginia. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Not great literature, but a decent read.
It grips from very early on - I read it cover to cover in two sittings. The characters and dialogue are believable and well-sketched. One word of caution is that a few scenes are rather gruesome to read, but they are entirely consistent with the plot and in no way gratuitous. The blurb makes comparisons to Michael Crichton and Dennis Lehane, and both are valid, but the author this most reminded me of was the little-known Christopher Hyde, whose techno-thrillers are based around similar left-field ideas.
In an age where so many thrillers are me-too copies of other successful books, this title deserves to do well for daring to come up with an original idea. I shall be awaiting Ms Redling's next novel with eagerness!
There are 4 main characters of which 2.5 are well rounded.
The main character Ellie and her development arc through the story are well done. She is foul-mouthed, agressive and usually stoned, but likeable for all that.
The sub-plot of her room-mate Rachel's quest for a day out is nicely interspersed and serves to draw you away from the adventure and into the personal horror such a confinement would induce.
Bing is well written (up to a point) and it's really only Guy who feels a little 2-D (and given how smelly his girlfriend seems I'm guessing his nose is also lacking...)
The development of the 'world' is introduced at a good pace through the story too. At least it is intially, and this is where the stars drop away for me somewhat, because as the plot progresses it gets harder to believe.
I don't want to give the plot away so I will say that once a book makes a reader start to question the 'reality' they have created, then the strings of the plot have started to unravel, and this is where the final 1/3 of the book was less compelling for me. Also the charcter led 'twist' was far too obvious.
So in summary I enjoyed and devoured the first part of the book, but found it less and less engaging as it progressed towards its climax, which in a way is the worst thing you can say about a thriller (better a slow build than a disappointing apex).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Totally loved listening to this e-book. So much so that I couldn't stop!Published 4 months ago by Dizzy65
This was an exception l tale which kept you guessing the outcome right to the last chapter.I shan't tell you any details at all, you must read it yourself. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mrs. Lynda A. Byford
Wasn't really expecting to enjoy this book but listened to it on audible when I couldn't sleep and found myself enjoying the tale immensely and wondering when this kind of thing... Read morePublished 15 months ago by joanw
The premise of Flowertown sounded fascinating, and as I began reading I was genuinely curious to learn how events would unfold. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Heloyse
Really liked this book, I felt that I got invested in the characters and I read it almost one one sitting.Published 17 months ago by Sarah Mather
A bit of an unusual plot with gobs of desperation and oppression of the main characters by..... the government! Not a bad read.Published 17 months ago by gainsb1
This is a really good read- excellent idea, I love the conspiracy element! I wish there was a sequel to this.Published 20 months ago by Andrea1
Enjoyed this. I like conspiracy thrillers and this is pretty good at providing that in a post-(mini) apocalyptic setting. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ms. IM Burton
This has to be one of the most gut churningly awful books I have read recently. After struggling through 25 pc of it I gave up. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Victoria Plum