I have read several WEB Griffin books but, not for awhile. I found this one to be a low point for the writer. The story was based on a ridiculous premise of a plane flying into the Liberty Bell and a govenment that seemed clueless on how to stop it. It just did not intrigue me at all.
Dick Hill's performance was the worst. The character voices were stereotypical and poorly executed. It sounded like he had marbles in his mouth sometimes.
Griggin takes WAY too long to get to the point, and adds at least twice the fluff needed for the story to evolve. If I ever get another book from him, it will probably be an abridged version. I'm guessing that might be better.
The reader did an excellent job, and it was easy to tell who was who, and to get the environment feeling of the story.
The story was intriguing. If the book were about half as long, it probably would have been an excellent story. As it was, I found myself bored most of the time, and started listening as background noise rather than really getting engrossed in the story.
Bottom line -- if you want to hear the story, try the abridged version. I pretty much always go for the unabridged version, but I think I will break that rule if I decide to even try another Griffin book...
Interesting story but a little rushed ending left details unaccounted for.... Good story and recommend
Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.
I really don't understand the negative experiences of some reviewers. I found this book riveting. I loved the characters, the narrative, the narration.
This book was very long, however it was worth every minute! I can not wait to start the next book.
A great adventure.
I enjoyed the story of Charlie Castilio's origins and his adaptation to a new family.
Too many to pick a favorite. The meeting with his grandparents.
His being chosen for such an important mission in the US government.
Interesting story and Dick Hill is always good. I enjoyed the way the author explained a lot of terminology and background. It was hard to keep track of all the characters at times. I don't know how much of the story was based on fact. I hope our security forces are not that inept. I do think the lack of communication between departments,egos, competition and posturing are right. Well written.
The book was okay, typical of this genre, if you like Clancy etc., you will like this book. However, I am very concerned with the legal language at the end of the book. It states, "it may not be streamed, downloaded, broadcast, or copied without written permission". I have never heard any legalese this strong, and I believe this actually prevents you from downloading this book from Audible unless you have written permission. I know, I know, over reacting, but I am tired of all the legal mumbo jumbo. If you are going to steal the book, you are going to steal it. Having this language will not prevent it. So, Brilliance Audio, at least get the language right.
David B. Cottrell
Griffin is my favorite author any anything he wriets is excellent. This is his only series where Audible has all of the books in unabridged form (the only way to listen to Griffin).