Having just finished and LOVED The Cairo Affair, I was excited to begin this trilogy...
When I first heard the narrator's grating and guttural voice I thought I could get used to it, but by chapter 6 I had to bail.... His vocal fry is horrendous!
So many twists and turns. One of the best spy stories I ever read. Olen Steinhauer is to intrigue what Stephen King is to horror. I must read more of his books. Starting today I think I will find another one to read.
I liked the book. It was interesting, and an easy listen. I would have scored it as a 4 star book, but I couldn't stand the wife of the main character. I didn't think she was well written.
Reader was a 3 out of 5 at best. Strange accents given to some of the characters (Wife Tina and Boss Granger to be specific)
I loved this book. The narrator was a little weak on some of the voices, but the plot and story were excellent. Definitely on par with Le'Carre
I really like this story, my first from this author. I tend to favor a bit more action, but came to appreciate this one regardless. Very well told story. I had to rewind now and then since it got a bit complex at times. But I listen while I commute so it's easy to get distracted anyway. The author did a good job of providing recaps now and then that fit seamlessly into the story.
I look forward to more from this author.
Good story. slow development. Struggled to finish. It seemed very familiar. A cross between Jericho Quinn and The interns handbook.
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Maybe someone who enjoys an espionage tale. To me the characters a very boring and one dimensional. They are mostly all just names with "no faces". The dialogue is canned and the storyline is very dull. I keep daydreaming while I am listing to it and just cant make it through. The is too much "talk" and not enough action.
A little, yes.
Ok, alright, and bla.
In his defense, usually the performance, no matter how great, can not do much to improve a lack luster writing style.
Really cant think of any. that is why I will ask for my money back. It was part of a buy one get one free so I don't know how that works? I guess that could be a plus in it's favor. I did enjoy the other book "Hypothermia".
It's a little hard to follow and you're always catching up. In the end, well, I might read it again.
I listed to this during an 8 hour drive. it was hard for me to follow the different character names. i was not driven to connect my headset during gas and rest area stops.