Greg Iles creates and develops another fantastic story. It amazes me how he continually produces such incredible detail on his characters, historical background while constantly maintaining the listeners attention! My biggest fear when starting a long read/listen is that the work won't keep my attention, or that the only reason for the length is because of an abundance of "filler" that can take away from the overall book. Absolutely worth a listen!
As to Dick Hill performance...AMAZING! And that's a big change from my initial opinion! I listen to 3-4 books a week and often get hooked on a series and plow right through it. Very often Dick Hill warrants many books in a series. I sometimes feel that his performance has taken away from the story. I often see raves about how wonderful he is and chalk it up to difference of opinion. Not so anymore! His incredible talents are on display in this performance!
Well done to both Iles and Hill!
I rarely like war stories as I have many military servicemen in the family. However, Greg Iles with my favorite narrator Dick Hill brought me to tears with this book. Excellent.
One of the best stories of its ilk! I couldn't stop listening. Bravo! A great example of why Audible Books are an improvement on the printed word.
I have listened to this amazing and utterly chilling book 3 times. Although it is fiction based on fact,it is ever so real and moving. I was a Nuclear,Biological and Chemical Specialist during the Cold War and this book is spot on.Pray to God that this weaponry is never used again. These are the same chemical weapons that have been released on civilians in Syria and the Kurds in Iraq.The United Nations needs to put an end to this once and for all.Thank you Mr Iles for such a poignant and historically accurate telling of a stunning story. Ken Coté',Fombell Pa
I have read several other of his books and this was just as intriguing. The storyteller was amazing!
I have been a fan of Greg Iles work for the last few years. His other books have been enjoyable...but his one, I found to be outstanding. Before making purchases I always read through the reviews and listen to the sample. One of the reviews made a comment that he found it distracting that there wasn't a female voice. I must admit....I never even noticed that while listening. Dick Hill did an outstanding job of narration.
The twists and turns of events and a plot that was both intensely believable and so well expressed made the story flow seamlessly.
As with Spandau Phoenix and True Evil (also Greg Iles works) I found his performances outstanding.
The one took most notice of was Jonah Stearn mostly because I remembered him as a character in another of Greg Iles books at a later period of his (Jonah's) life. This made it even more interesting to me by exposing more of his background.
I've never taken the time to write a review before this...out of some 120 plus books I've enjoyed (and some not) over my years as a member of Audible.
Iles does a magnificent job of weaving a current story line with one of the past. The mystery he begins with hooks you to the very last chapter.
This war was more horrific than any other in my opinion and although some facts are hard to hear and get through it is a rewarding read and history lesson. The Second World War is just getting started and the allies aren't quite up to speed with all the atrocities going on. The main character gets a heavy dose of reality outside a lab he is hiding out in. You don't know who to believe or trust with all the characters Mr. Iles dreams up which only makes it more intriguing.
It's a must read!
This book, by Greg Iles was interesting, but not one of his best. I like the Penn Cage series of books much better. There are lots of characters with last names that are so similar in pronunciation that I had a difficult time keeping them straight - yes, I would figure it out in a few sentences, but it was annoying. Because there are people from different Eastern European countries and Germany, the accents added to the difficulty of understanding. Maybe if I had read the story I would have liked it better - not all books are good for listening too.