I have listened to several Brad Meltzer books but I was ready to stop listening to this one after Part 1. I persevered and finished the book but it did not improve. I love Scott Brick as a narrator but this story was so ridiculous in that both of the main characters acted as the lone ranger despite murders, death threats, etc. and one of them was an assistant DA. In reality both of them would have contacted the police or someone and the bad guys would have been apprehended easily. Too many mystery books have unbelievable heros/heroines but I thought that this book went overboard.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Stay with it.
The tension built, but you had to get there, then it was good.
I loved the secondary characters as they really made the story. Frankly, the love of the couple for each other needed the most editing. The story line was very good.
He is always excellent, and he is great in bringing out secondary characters in this read. Frankly it was this gift that made me stay with this read as the supporting characters were great.
yes, but it did start out slow, and I did use the new 1.25x speed to bring the action up faster.
For me, this needed to be edited a bit better. This is my 2nd book by this author, but neither book makes me compelled to seek more. The story outlines are good, but overall both books were a bit too long for me.
Professional woman, reading constantly
This is one of the best Meltzer's I have read. Terrific characters and dialogue. Seriously had to turn the book off and take a breather just to think about it. Loved that the husband and wife team were legally "matched up" against each other. This was a hard book to put down. Thank you, Brad Meltzer, since it's been a while since I have been so engrossed in a book and this is one of your old ones! Surprise surprise! Really enjoyed it and of course Scott Brick is one of the best readers ever so he made it even more exciting. Highly recommend.
Dead Even left me with a feeling of Dead
Loss. The story introduces the reader to Sarah and Jarrod,, one a defense lawyer, the other starting a new career as an assistant district attorney. Of course they are married, to each. Recipe for conflict, I'm thinking 'Great! Buckle up!'
I found myself continuously distracted by irrational dialog and characters inexplicably angry, then depressed, then confident, then happy. I can't imagine Sarah getting and keeping a job at a Walmart, let alone prosecuting petty felons.
With all due respect to the author, save your money, unless you're a fan of Scott Brick's narration, in which case there are many, many better examples than Dead Even.
So I love Brad Metzger books and i'm used to exactly how complex he can make a plot. But this one took the madness to a whole new level! I found myself yelling at my ipod, just to have the characters behave like anyone normal would. It was entertaining, but it could have been half as long and a little more to the point for my liking.
Very good book. The little twists and turns, kept your interest every minute. I look forward to reading another book by this author. I also enjoyed the narrator's voice. It goes very well with the charactor.
Too much suspension of disbelief is required for this book, and the characters are 2 dimensional. That being said, it wasn't bad, but your money is probably better spent elsewhere.
This book was long, boring and predictable. I read many legal thrillers and believe me this was not even close. The characters were unbelievable and unlikable with no redeeming qualities.