He Started It by Samantha Downing | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To He Started It by Samantha Downing?

There was a lot of hype around Samantha Downing’s My Lovely Wife - which to be quite fair I haven’t read. However, I figured that because there was hype around the debut, then the follow up must be good. Thus, I decided I really needed to give He Started It a shot – particularly as I’ve been trying the thriller genre quite a bit lately. Also, the fact that there’s a road trip which is basically what this book pivots around was appealing to me.

What’s The Story Here?

There’s definitely a road trip. He Started It is about three siblings – Beth, Portia and Eddie Morgan who haven’t really spent time together in years, at least not until now. You see, their wealthy grandfather left them a ton of money. However, in order to get their hands on the money, they are required to take a road trip with each other. The siblings don’t really get along all that great. And there’s definitely some secrets from the past that come up too. Plus, there’s a dead body in the trunk. Oh and there happens to be a black vehicle that has been following them.

How Did I Like He Started It?

Honestly, I did not find Samantha Downing’s He Started It to be all that memorable or remarkable. Granted, I listened to this audiobook while super sick and fatigued – during my first trimester. So, my personal absolutely did impact my perspective on this book. I did like that there were different twists and unexpected events. However, I won’t lie, the main characters were all terrible people I felt. So, it was hard to really root for anyone. And sometimes for myself, I just need a character to root for. On the other hand, the plot and story does move quite quickly. And there are parts were I genuinely felt nervous or a thrill, as you will.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of He Started It is narrated by Karissa Vacker. It is 9 hours and 49 minutes long. Of course, I listened to it slightly sped up, which is normal. At the time and the state I was in while reading this book, audio was the perfect option to go with. It is a good listen for when you are driving. Vacker’s narration style is not at all annoying and well, smooth and easy to listen to.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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