fun series good mix of history and thriller. Interesting theories of historical events and their relation to today
love this series. I buy the new same day I finish one. good story only neg jumped a little fast between scenes made it hard to follow on audio book.
Too long by at least 20%. Could have used a good editor to tighten the dialog and kill a few characters. The premise was fascinating but by the fourth section, it had become redundant, difficult to keep track of the numerous (too many) characters. Unlike the other "Berry" novels that preceded this one, the mystery wasn't, the killings formulaic, and the women, dreadful..
Not as good as others.
The reader was strangled by an unwieldy, text. Maybe Berry could have saved the nasty Admiral or the boring hired gun for another book.
Maybe half of it, but not the entire book -- too many strings and not enough brass.
I don't go to movies so I haven't a clue. I do understand theater, how ever, and this book, for the most part, missed the boat.
Other books by the author attest to his skill. This work did not benefit from his obvious talent.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
The search behind the vessel missing.
The find at the very beginning and the end.
Interesting listen and a GREAT NARRATOR!
I have read and love all of Steve Berry's books. This is the first on I have listened to on CD and while I like the book I find the voice and enunciation of the reader so unpleasant that I could not listen to the second part of the book.
Every book seems to want to duplicate the formula of the Davinci code and play off of the magic. This book is okay and could probably be made into a movie that is much better than the Davinci Code movie, but that isn't saying a lot. This book really ends up being closer to the Hunt for Red October than it does the Code anyway.
It is okay, but it isn't spectacular either.
Waaaay toooooo looong!
Time to retire Cotton Mallone if this is what you get. Bad story line & the author's jumping around from scene to scene right in the middle is sometimes confusing & certainly annoying. Just because the author's recent honeymoon took him to some of these places he didn't have to force a story out of it.
Not much to do with Charlemagne, just a sidebar!
Had trouble following the story probably because I couldn't listen to it straight through. It jumps from one scene to another like a Ludlum novel, which tells me it has to be read (or heard) in LONG stretches to make sense. I found myself mocking the narrator's style out loud in the car...The descriptive passages were fine, but almost every line of dialogue was spoken the same way (even the ones with the German accents). There was little distinction between male, female, friend, foe, old, young...they all sounded to me like they'd been press-fit into the mold of Mae West's "Come up and SEE me sometime, big boy." I don't know any real human beings who actually talk that way, and so I found myself pretty disgusted with the narrator.