Totally addicted to Audible.
Well worth the time and effort, this book has intriguing characters and a fast-paced storyline. I will be watching for more from this author.
Interesting characters and story line (although you do have to suspend your disbelief toward the end). Male narrator did a good job of switching between male and female voices.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Better than anticipated.
Dana, the private eye. The woman has ice water in her veins. After surviving horrific abuse as a result of an undercover cop assignment, she triumphed over her abusers but spent a year in a mental institution. She sure should have gotten a disability pension but instead is working as a P.I. She stumbles on a situation that puts her life on the line and ultimately risks herself again to ensure justice. What resilience! What a woman!
Don't recall any other books he read. I thought he did a good job.
Impossible. Too long. But very gripping.
Never read a Margolin book before but want to read more after this. The reason I didn't expect much was the premise of the book didn't seem to me to hold much promise: the President a suspect in a murder case? Would his lifetime Secret Service detail go to prison with him?! But the book was wonderful. A couple nits:The first quarter of the book (dialog) seemed a little bumpy - I was aware someone was reading somebody's writing to me--but after that I got totally immersed in the story. Technical details: I read a lot of books like Patricia Cornwell, and when the FBI agent noted there was no way to tell if a man was shot in Dana's apartment (as the neighbor claimed_ because somebody came & cleaned up the blood, I was dubious. Hasn't the FBI ever heard of a Luma Light?! I saw a TV show that claimed even cleanup w/bleach won't eliminate all indicatations of blood w/a Luma Light. I thought they'd have to basically REFINISH wooden floors to hide this blood evidence. Also, I thought the CIA, etc., would have enough connections to figure out who Dana's boyfriend was (from phone records) and get his vehicle's plate numbers. And they seemed pretty incompetent letting her get away from the restaurant. But these are plot/technical nits and what was great about the book were the characters, particularly Dana. I also loved Brad and GInny. Was SCREAMING for them to do this or that. Really got invested in these characters.
This is a story involving politics and murderers in high places. I began to figure out the potential ending (who done it) about midway through but the story was suspenseful enough that I kept listening. While listening to the story, I kept thinking that I wanted to know more about the character Cutler which was eventually provided in the last few chapters. Cutler is a badass woman! and is the character I liked the most even before I was given her backstory. There are a lot of characters in this story which were developed well enough that I could imagine what most looked like. I liked the narrator but he had the distracting habit of using long pauses between paragraphs (? I think!). I think the editors could have cleared up these long pauses they were way tooooo noticeable! A good listen, I would recommend.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
This book will not win any awards, but it did entertain me. It prompted me to get the next book in the series. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one. The narrator did an excellent job.
This is just the kind of book I like to hear while driving or walking my dogs. It is full of great characters that you want to still follow after the book ends. I think Margolin will rank above Harlan Coban but below Baldacci in my favorite listens.
The plot is full of turns and twists and had me wearing my iPod around the house after I was done driving or walking. I couldn't wait to find out what happened. I switched to listening to Audible downloads on an iPad for this very reason. I don't have to sit in my car listening to the CD player and I can listen while walking.
I can't remember how many of Jonathan Davis performances I have heard. He is perfect for the thriller genre. His female characters don't bother me like some other readers.
The female detective, the young lawyer and several other characters are key to the story, but the various FBI and Secret Service officers blend quickly into anonymous types. The story is sometimes predictable but with an engaging sense of humor about it all. No sex, but a rather graphic description of several disturbing murders.
However, this book has one of the worst narrators and poorest productions I've ever heard. The narrator's most annoying habit is trying to establish excitement by simply reading LOUDLY.
A nice Presidential crisis story, not that we've ever had such a thing in real life. Not for everyone, but entertaining.