The biggest mistake I made was reading one of the "bad"reviews before finishing the book. Up to that point , I thought it was an excellent read. I couldn't wait to finish it , and it was so hard to put it back to read for the next day. The characters were a great mix and interesting. Jonn Coury , even though was a smart_ _ _ , was a perfect fit for his Kate. I found an inner meaning as the author described the cullture of the Islam people. (we) are ignorant at times to turn our backs on other people's feelings , but , at the same time , Kalil , I won't spoil it for the rest of thr readers. I loved the book but please no sequel, I couldn't take (Kalil) again !!!!
Don't let the length of this audiobook scare you away. The story is very good and moves at a quick pace. While the story is a bit dated after 9/11, it is still an excellent choice
I gave this a one for the very good reading.
As to the book itself the plot was quite transparent. Most of the big surprises could be seen coming. The book is filled with inane dialogue. The writer resorts to excessive use of gratuitous profanity in place of exciting narrative and intelligent dialogue .
This was the book that got me hooked on Demille. I've since read Plum Island, the first book to use this character, and both are excellently written. Although Demille's other books usually have military themes, all of them to date are very enjoyable and well written books. If you've never tried his books, I highly recommend this one to get you hooked!
I have listened to over a hundred audible books since joining Audible.com. This one is my all time favorites. Not only is the story incredibly intense but the reader, Scott Brick, absolutely nailed the essence of the main character. You will not be dissapointed!!!.
This book has to be in my top three on Audible that I have heard to date. I've been with audible for almost three years and have heard over 60 books.
After reading other's reviews I wasn't sure I could add much more praise for this book. However, I for one like to look at the reviews and get a feel for what the majority thinks - and I wanted to be counted as a high recommender of this book. I found myself wanting to listen to my Otis at every given opportunity and even making stuff up so I COULD HAVE the opportunity. You will laugh out loud, you will cringe in disgust, you will feel sorrow and of course how could we not all be reflective after some of our recent history here in America. It certainly made me think and wonder "why". I do have to say that some of my questions were left unanswered which was a little disappointing (hence the 4 stars instead of 5)- I can smell a sequel in the works. I absolutely LOVED the narration by Scott Brick - I hope they get him to read all of Nelson DeMille's work from now on.