Love the characters & the story development
I love Robin Cook's books as they are about many of the hidden areas of the medical field most people are unaware of. They are fiction but the listener can imagine the plots occuring in real time.
He is always a great performer.
For me the realization that our medical records are known not only to our doctors but insurance companies
I know he's a famous author..... but this book was like something written by a high-schooler (and they'd probably have done a better job). Two dim-witted doctors (who are in Cook's other books) are so dumb you just want to shake them. The dialogue between the doctors, the cop, and internal dialogue is so lame and doesn't resemble anything you'd normally hear. Everyone sounds so wooden. Cook thinks all it takes to make a good book is to make an outline: I - A couple dead bodies....II - Must be serial killings.... III - Doctor's life in peril IV - Jack to the rescue by the skin of his teeth. Then, Cook has to 'flesh' out the outline, which in this book, he does by throwing in some technical medical information (which is extremely boring), stupid dialogue (which in most cases could & should have been left out of the book, as it had nothing to do with the story), and repeats of earlier pages (how many times can you say the same thing - evidently many, as you'll see if you buy this one). The narrator, with his inflections, made the story even worse - if that's possible. He was one of the worse ones I've heard. He sounded like he was reading to a bunch of 1st graders. Don't waste your time or money on this book. To repeat what I said in the beginning.... Robin Cook should be embarrassed by this one!!!!
Robin Cook did not dissapoint. The storyline kept my interest, but the narration made me want to sleep. The voices for the characters were kind of lame.
Very interesting book this was my first experience with Robin Cook and i'm thinking it won't be my last. Marker keeps you guessing and sitting at the edge of your seat!!
This is the first of Robin Cooks books I listened to. The book starts off slow, however after building the characters and setting, the plot thickens. I really enjoyed listening to the Marker. The novel exposes the medical health care system as the big businesses that it is.
I enjoyed this story, but found much of the hospital scenes unrealistic. I work in a hospital and have never seen people treat patients like many of the hospital staff in these scenes did.
Marker was the first Robin Cook mystery I have listened to, or read. Basically a good story line, let down by being way too predictable. Too linear with very little twists, or side stories, which was welcomed after plowing through "No Second Chance" by Harlon Coban. The narrator was good enought I'd listen to another book he reads,but I will skip Robin Cook's next book. Seems more and more of his books are written to a formula ala Harlaquin Romance stories.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
i enjoyed the character jazz. she was a piece of work.
yes. as long as the plot is not another repeat performance of coma (good book-but i want to buy books with different plots, not the same plot with different characters.
scenes where they were trying to figure out if the killings were deliberate and who and why people mite be dying.
there was a lot of tense scenes i enjoy tense books.
this book would be better if the reason for the killing was more plausable. i can't say more with out being a spoiler.
i will say that i was wishing coma was on audiotape and this is really a mirror image of coma (i liked coma a little better tho.)
The story, like most of Robin Cooks, is fun. Cook gives you something to think about and while he's no Faulkner the books are usually fun to read (or listen to). This narrator is awful, though. Both my wife and I liked the book and hated the narrator. I winced whenever he tried to mimic a female voice. I won't get another one with this narrator.
Well, he's done it again got me thinking about the Health Care System and the way things get covered up. VERY GOOD