On the lower one third. I liked the story, but you will need to see my answer to the third question to get why I wasn't crazy about it.
At some point I picked up that the good "guy" (gal) wasn't, then about 2 chapters later it was revealed. I loved the gentle hints. Not too much, not too bold, just enough
The "performance" was the real problem. I would invite people to listen to this reading and then listen to the children's show Thomas the Tank Engine when George Carlin was the conductor. The similarities are amazing and troubling at the same time.
No, not really.
Aside from a few poor pronunciations, the reading performance was the best thing about this book.
The abridged version might be more tolerable, but in general he was long winded and added too much detail to everything he described. It was as if he didn't know which detail was necessary and important and which wasn't.
Poorly executed plot twists that are hinted at so much that by the time they happen you're exhausted with them.
The main character (Dr. Cross) is the most unbelievable part. The author may have tried to make him unique but in the process made him entirely un relatable. Who is he? A thug? A doctor? A caring father and grandson? A detective? A passionate and sensitive lover? A beacon of morality? Or a narcissist trying to prove a black man could solve all the cases? If I'm supposed to like this character enough to read more books written about him, it's off to a terrible start.
This is the second time I've read this book, or listened to it I should say. But it was just as good the second time as it was the first. I would recommend it to anyone along with any of James Patterson stories.
A few stories wrapped into one. Just when you think it's going to end another one pops up and they all tie together. Good, quick, easy read.
Narrator sounded like he had a cold. Voice too monotone for me. Also, weird music would pipe in at odd times. Wasn't at the end of a section but just random chapters. Very distracting. Just watched this movie and it did not follow the book much at all.