I am not sure if it was a man reading female dialog, but the main female character seemed very stupid and listening to her really got on my nerves. If you can tune her out, the book would be about 3 and 1/2 stars. If it wasn't for the very dark subject matter and charaters, I would have given this 4 stars. If you like spy stories and don't mind depressing subject matter, I think you will like this book. I don't usually read spy genre, but really enjoyed that aspect of this book.
I love Nelson DeMille, but if you're looking for the amazing excitement of "The Lion's Game" or the humor of "The Gold Coast" don't purchase this book. It is long and boring and nothing ever happens. The title and synopsis are misleading. I did finish it though, if that means anything.
As a teenager I was entrawled with 007 (James Bond). So I love spy novels even the ones where the hero doesn't get the girl. Now that I have outed my guilty pleasure, I have to say that I do other types of books.
This book keeps you guessing right up to the end. If like a lot of twists and turns you will love this!
What an incredible book! The author treats you to an understanding of the Russian culture and Soviet government.
What an excellent book! I was riveted and completely absorbed. Couldn't put it down.
An excellent read
Unique story; kept me anxious to hear what was coming up next, & yet delivered many surprises along the way.
I liked the book very much. It was an interesting and easy to listen to story. I enjoy the sarcasm, when it's not overdone. In this book I don't think the sarcasm was overdone as it has been in one or two of DeMille's other books.
I enjoyed the story, but often found it difficult to know who was speaking since men's and women's voices all sounded alike. The Russian accents were well done.
I read this book many years ago and had claimed it as my favorite then, but over the years forgot the details and I decided to give it another listen. Wow! Am I glad I did! It blew me away again with its exciting and detailed story. It's very interesting to learn of Russia and how it used to be....the craziness of that society. This book remains my all time favorite, even after all these years:-)