I found this listen rather intriguing. The end was a nice twist from the usual, it was not expected at all until near the end when you wondered which of the possibilities existed. I did think there were some flaws where characters who were miners would have known of certain possibilities but I can't get into it any further without giving it away.
This is not the run-of-the-mill mystery and I think you'll enjoy it.
Audible makes me love being stuck in traffic :)
Blake Crouch may be my new favorite author. While this book was not as good as Run and Pines, Mr. Crouch still knocked it out of the park. We're talking a 400 ft homer vs two 450s. I really have nothing bad to say about this book besides it simply doesn't meet the standard Crouch himself set--but honestly most books won't. He clearly has the soul of a storyteller. I can't wait to see what else he does. Keep writing, Mr. Crouch!
This is a book about a treasure hunt in a ghost town by nice and bad people, both there on false pretenses. It involves camping out in high elevation in blizzard conditions as well as hiking in the same conditions and hanging out in buildings that are literally falling down around you from age. Throw in an old Mine and underground cave system you might get lost in and you have yourself novel. As you watch two tragedies play out 100 years apart, you come to like, love and loathe the characters taking you on the journey. This book has a little of everything making for a wild sort of ride. I loved this book, but then I love this author.
Yes. I am a recent fan of Blake Crouch and will listen to more of his books. This story is interesting but it didn't last. I found myself having to restart chapters because I would loose interest so easily. I had to force myself to finish it.
More than likely another Crouch novel, I do like some of his other work.
The narration was fine
Overall a decent "read". I felt like a whole chunk of the middle could've been left out without harming the storyline. So many "twists" that were repetitive of one another and became rather obvious. Narrator was great with accents and defining characters, but regular narration was at times very monotone.
I have listened to all of the audible Crouch books. I started with Pines and thought it was frigging great. I had high hopes for Crouch. But now after listening to many of his stories, I have to say that I am a little disappointed.
Abandons primary fault is the multiple story lines. Spread across time (both in flash backs that confuse & two separate timelines set 150 years apart).
Secondary is the ultimate story arc that is too pat. For some reason all of Crouch's stories feel like they end as you expect them to. Uninspiring. Characters are not torn apart as you would expect. They don't grow or change. In the end they are two dimensional.
Excellent book; easy to follow even though it goes back and forth between the 1880's and 2009.Keeps you guessing even though you think you know what's going to happen. Who would've guessed who the one was that caused Abandon!
I had higher expectations for this story, it was just kind of 'run of the mill'. It seemed a bit drawn out in areas, then the last chapter/end of story was rushed, one of the characters apparently just rode off into the sunset. There should have been more to that portion of the story, would've/could have added excitement, a twist and drama. Just seemed as if the author lost interest and couldn't wait to get it finished; too bad, more potential there than in other areas of the story.
I felt the narrator contributed to my mediocre rating, I found his voice to be rather harsh and annoying.
The original review I read for this book said it was sci-fi genre, but that's not at all the case. The story was interesting and I enjoyed how he weaved the lines between the two time periods, but there were no real surprises. Nothing kept me "hooked" on it and the ending just fell flat.