#1 I love Scott Brick. Once again he brought insight, introspection and intrigue to his reading.
#2 I'm intrigued by cold war USA/USSR spy novels. This one did a good job of providing real historical information about that part of our history. (Although some of it doesn't always make you proud of our part in that story.)
#3 Nelson DeMille is a terrific story writer/teller. But not so much this time. The story trundled along until the end. Then it finally picked up its tempo and capture of the reader's (and/or listener's) attention. Too long with too many bouts of tedium.
I truly wanted to love this novel ... just couldn't quite get there.
This was a good thriller, but way too long. It could have had several hours cut out of it without losing any of the thrills or chills. I normally am not a Scott Brick fan, but he read this well. It is interesting to have a spy mystery placed during the Cold War--I enjoyed being brought back to that time. There was too high of a body count for total enjoyment, but I would recommend for a long car ride (not with children).
A always DeMille gives us a fast paced character rich story. He seems to never disappoint. Hight recommend this one.
Totally addicted to Audible.
This is a very long book and it takes a while to set the scene. At the end of Part 1 I was bored. At the end of Part 2 I was beginning to think it was interesting. The last half of Part 3 was so intense I could barely breathe. I will listen to this one again in the future without a doubt.
Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."
This book drags badly in several spots, and I just couldn't like the characters. As much as I wanted to...I couldn't. After the story got going, it was a fine listen. But I really didn't feel this was one of his better books.
I have the Lion's Game and By the Rivers of Babylon so I was anticipating a fast moving spy story. Now am 1/3 into it and I'm sooooooooo tired of the "romance" that seems to take up hours with only a few minutes here and there of the story that could have been. De Mille should stay away from writing "love stories". He doesn't do it well. I'll probably listen to the whole darn thing as I don't have another credit for 2 weeks but will hesitate before buying another from this author.
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
Nelson Demille is a true American treasure. Read this book and you will think twice before even thinking about going to Russia. I hope we get more of this set of characters.
Regular guy from the midwest. Love my kids and the outdoors. 15 years of commuting in D.C. has helped to put a few titles in my library.
I like most of DeMille's books but this one was so boring and there was so much stupid cute-talk I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Toni in TN
I am partial to long books and this one was a long one and I could not stop listening!! I have just recently "discovered" Nelson DeMille and simply cannot get enough of him, as well as the fabulous narration of Scott Brick!! If you want a really good, long book to listen to while you're working around the house or driving, buy this book and you will NOT be sorry.. Keep'em coming Mr. DeMille and Mr. Brick!!
This is a great book, suspensful and I loved the exotic setting. Demille has a talent for putting together facts and adding a twist so that his books leave us believing the story. Scott Brick, as always, does a great job.