Typical Finder corporate intrigue plot, except that this time I liked the protagonist. A bit predictable, but still enjoyable. Scott Brick makes his books a good listen.
When first selecting this book, I thought it might not be a good selection for me but couldn't find something I thought looked better. I was surprised to find that I enjoyed the book.
Some of the characters were a little preditable but it was still well narratored and enjoyable.
I really enjoyed a look on the inside of Sales Production force and intensity required to succeed in the profession. I thought the characters were well formed and I could really feel the stress they experienced to stay on top. I had mixed emotions about Kirk. I loved him and hated him right until the end. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy a look inside the corporate world and the problems that occur.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.
The only thing that prevented this book from being a total waste of time was Scott Brick's excellent narration. Reading this book would have been painful. Very little in this book made sense. A security expert with almost superhuman abilities begins the story as a tow-truck driver. Our protagonist, aware of the villain's covert abilities, is, for a time, oblivious to the vulnerability of his own communications. It's difficult to provide examples of all that is incongruent about this story without creating spoilers. You can pretty much figure out where the story is going even without the spoilers. Also, this was another one of those books where it was hard to find a likable character. And when the book mercifully concluded we are immediately presented with a conversation/interview between the author and someone else whom I was never able to identify. These listens make me appreciate the good ones.
Slightly painful to listen to, not only because Scott Brick isn't my favorite narrator, but because the book itself is... um... kind of sucky.
The protagonist is kind of wimpy and stupid, and the antagonist is omnipotent and evil, and yet the wimpy, stupid guy prevails. This is one book that might have been improved by the bad guy winning.
Kind of a waste of a credit.
After 13 years in the corporate world, I recognize the sales guys in this novel. Unfortunately. If I have to listen to how AWESOME a sales executive's latest Powerpoint presentation is, I would at least insist that he pay for lunch. I found the main character to be shallow and none too bright, and the characterization of special forces as darkly omnipotent criminals to be offensive. The story is completely tedious for the first several hours. The dialogue is clunky and odd--my boss has never shouted, "What goes on here?" instead of "What's going on here?" This book is the first time I have ever needed Fast playback on my iPod, and I'm only still listening because I started it with my husband, and don't want to blink first. Use your credits elsewhere.
I think the story is pretty predictable. Read the publisher's summary and you've got the book. And I'm sorry, but I don't get the whole Scott Brick-thing. To me, he is overly dramatic and certainly can't pull off a regular guy, much less a tough guy like Kurt Semko. He reminds me of Thurston Howell III. I know I'm in the minority. I think this may be my last Finder book and my last Scott Brick listen.
Brick's performances are always top shelf
Joseph Finder is one of my favorite authors. I was unfortunately disappointed with this book. Very slow to develop & I struggled to get through it.
I like Joseph Finder each time I download one of his books and especially when Scott Brick reads them. Looking for more of the same to go with the others I listened to of his (A Company Man, High Crimes). Only problem is many of his books are only 6 or 7 hrs. long and it just isn't worth a full credit for such a short time. Other than that, I'd choose his books any time. Interesting, catchy, well read, endings not expected.