I like the stories - great character development. Good action, good narrator, basically a great stories. However, my big beef is with some very obvious errors in judgment. Why would the assassin not kill the target immediately when the opportunity was there. I do think that whole scenario could have been played a lot more realistically. Author's responsibility only. JMHO.
kept me glued to the plot all they way to the end.dont beleve the nay sayers it is a good story
I am writing fairly early into the book because I am not enjoying the experience this narrator provides. I can usually listen to a book and do other things (housework or while driving the car). Definitely not the case with this book. The narrator's voice keeps going between normal to almost a whisper. This constant fading in and out is just awful and quite distracting. I am going to make a point of calling Audible about this and will also try avoiding books read by this narrator! Truly the worst experience I have had with any of the books I have listened to in all the years I have been an Audible customer.
The problem is not the narration as some have claimed. William Dufris is one of the best narrators as is Scott Brick. The problem is the thin story that only appears to function as the basis for the characters to travel the globe. Some times I almost imagined I was listening to one of Bill Bryon's books except with more killing and explosions. I don't think it is a bad travel book and there is a lot of good geographical information. But, I think I'll pass on the other Quinn books.
Somewhere in the middle.
Yes, I like the Cleaner series, good characters, good story twists.
I will try to avoid them. I'd only listen to another one if it was a book I really, really wanted to listen to rather than read. His normal narration voice is excellent, but when he does character voices they are over the top, almost caricatures. "Tasha" in this book constantly sounds like she is whining. "Quinn's" voice is ridiculous. It would have been better to just read the dialog without differentiation, or with only minor variations.
Brett, get another narrator please.
No matter where you go, there you are.
These stories of spooks, hit men and their janitors need at least an inkling of plausibility that tethers them to reality to be entertaining. And the writing must be average, at least. This slow-moving train to know-where has the most preposterous conclusion I may have ever read.
The characters are thin and poorly developed. Cliche after cliche fills this droning mess and stultified, repetitive dialogue wears one down. Realizing he has written us into the proverbial corner, Battles concocts the most convoluted, nonsensical conclusion on record. I told myself it was a parody of a parody of a parody in order to justify the time I wasted, but, alas, there is no rhyme or reason for it.
As the first book in the series, the story line and development of characters is fanatics. Not sure what the author does different, but it is very engaging
I was convinced that I had the plot down cold....right up until the plot twist....a great listen.
The plot was excellent and believable...sets up well for a sequel.
I haven't listen to other William Dufris performances but he made the story enjoyable and suspenseful. Just listened to the Cleaner with the audio by Scott Brick and thought is compared favorable. I thought Dufris women's voices all sounded the same - the only real drawback to his performance.
I enjoyed very much the story and the naration. The variation in voices and tone added interest, illustrated and punctuated the story quite well.