Briefly, this book really holds your attention and imagination. I got it for a long plane ride and couldn't stop listening to it. My compliments to the narrator. One of the best I've heard!
This was my first Demille read and it was great! It was over 20 hours, but I ended up listening to it on my computer just because I only had 4 hours to go and wanted to continue.
There is much detail in this novel. I liked the way that each chapter changes protagonist from good guy to bad guy until the end when they merge together. It was long, so maybe some of the details were irrelevant, however, I can see how it also added to the storyline. I got to really know the characters.
I would recommend this novel. The narrator was also great, which can make/break the audio book. I tend to avoid the audio books where reviewers have said the narration is bad, better to get a paperback on those.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
LOVE this author and narrator...give me more. I have to say my favorite combination. Anything by these two I will buy. Did not want this book to end. Hope that John Corey comes back again.
The only redeeming quality in this overblown meandering mess is narrator Scott Brick. Unlike the book, I'm going to get to the point.
Don't waste your time on this. In the end, you will have gained nothing and feel ripped off. Mainly because, after hours and hours of unrealistic nothingness, this garbage had no real finale. The book that would never end, didn't!
Yawn. 1 star is generous.
A real page turner... and very well read.
I personally was a bit disappointed with the end... but on the whole listening to this book was a very enjoyable XX hours.
I am generally a DeMille fan, but found this book too filled with trivial detail. I listened to the first half of the unabridged version and got tired of hearing about compass headings and directions. I switched to the abridged version for the rest of the book and enjoyed it a lot more. I only wish Scott Brick was the narrator for that version. I enjoyed him a lot more than Boyd Gaines, who narrated the abridged version.
This is my first DeMille book and I was looking forward to listening to a new author. The first of the book had me hooked, it started great. But then I wondered, as I kept listening, if there was going to be any action. I was very dissappointed in the lack of much happening thoughout the story. I did like the authors insite into how others may view Americans and I agree that Demille can write well. I just wish it hadn't gotten so tedious. I think there are better author and doubt I will indulge in another DeMille book. Scott Brick is an awesome narriator!
Ok, so I was really into the storyline. Very timely as well. Pre 9/11, but boy, talk about prescient. Anyway, here I am listening to this story trying to figure out the ending and I am left with what. Nothing. As another reviewer stated. The beginning is very good, the middle good and the end, well, like eating a porterhouse and saving the tenderloin for the end only to find it tough and without flavor....