What a shame. I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to this but the narration was so poor it was difficult to get through. Every woman sounded the same, whiney and irritating. Why the folks who produced this didn't stop the production at the beginning is a mystery.
I ignored the bad review about the narrator and got this book because I had to go in order. I must say it was painful to listen to. If anyone reads these review from Audible, please get someone else to narrate. It was almost impossible not to grimace while listening. One review said he made Quinn sound like John Wayne and everyone else like southern belles. Painful!
The content of the book was really good. Not big on cursing so much though.
A narrator with overly dramatic inflections takes away from the story, although at times quite excellent. The writing sometimes reaching too quickly to trite or overused phrases. The interaction between characters sometimes too obvious and lame. Great plot though
Loved the characters
Orlando, she's mysterious.
The scene where Quinn finds out that he's chasing the wrong woman.
I missed Scott Bricks voice.
Audible allows me to fill my mind with something so much better than TV.
Heard the first book and it was exciting from beginning to end. Maybe the first was performed by Scott Brick and this one was read by a total beginner. Only reason I stayed with it was the fact Scott would read the next one.
I hate to critisize the narrator, but I can't help feeling strongly that the narrator made Quinn sound like a whining bully (yeah, unlikely combination I know), unsensitive and unintelligent. Speaking like the words came out of a trumpet. Probably not what the author intended. I liked Quinn in The Cleaner, but now I hate him. The way people speak may influence me more than I thought. Maybe I'll get over it so I can buy the next book.
While I'm at it, here's a word for the author: I found it unbelievable that Quinn threw away expensive gear that he could have put in his pocket for use another time. How much does a silencer cost? Who in the real world would throw a silencer on the ground and leave it because it got some mud on it? (I think most people would have put it in their pocket). And who would really crush their own earpiece (probably pretty expensive too) just because they didn't like what they heard from it? It is a funny disregard for property... I know, I know, people are getting killed all around, but hey, that was necessary, right? It is the unnecessary waist that gets to me... He he.
The reader wasn't very good. He did not keep the level that you need to hear him while your riding in a car without any outside noise. Went really low.
Would have liked more action. Kinda lulled sometimes time. Like to see lots of action. Going to listen to Quinn next book. Hope this reader is gone. Liked the first book reader. Story line was great. Did not figure out the bad guy.
Wasn't so much the narration but the production that was annoying. Volume fluctuations and the narrators bad inflection. Hate the way he made Quinn sound...like some arrogant jerk. Sounded like Clinton or Kronk at times. The women all sounded the same and southern.
I listen to the 8th book in the series first based on reviews. I really liked it and then went on to the 9thI decided I would do the whole series and went back to the first one. Gave that 4 stars and said Wow for the first one that was great I also liked it that Scott BRIC was reading all of them. I like to do a series one after another when its really good and especially if it has the same good narrator the whole time. I was disappointed they changed narrators and the story wasn't quite as good. quite frankly the women's voices all tended to sound the same and they were annoying and whiney. I also figured out a lot of the book ahead of time. still gave it 3 stars and I'll check the next one out and see. If this had been my first one I don't know if I would have listened to the entire series.