First of all, let me say how much I hate the voice of this narrator. He has a high voice, and sounds like a 16-year old. And he runs his sentences together without a proper break. No talent at all at voices. I don't know how he got into audiobook narration, maybe he's related to a producer or something... this is a classic case of a bad narrator ruining a decent book.
The story is only decent. I loved The Crime Writer and The Program, both excellent. But this book seemed to be too similar to other thrillers I've read (e.g., Harlan Coben, etc). It just seemed formulaic, and it never grabbed my interest. It gave me the feeling that I'd read the same story somewhere before.
I will remain a Gregg Hurwitz fan, and will try to read all his books. I know he will write better books than this one. I just hope his future books aren't mutilated by the narrator as this one was.
This didn't mesh story and narrator for me. I kept getting distracted, going back then distracted again. It almost seemed like the book was a little too long. A young man going after the President (among other things) really taxed my imagination much less my sense of reason. Too little too late or too much something else.
I will of course continue to read Hurwitz but hopefully not along these lines.
I'm a stay at home mom in southeastern KY. I LOVE audio books....especially ANYTHING by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb!
I haven't read the book...I'm an audio book junkie...so I really can't answer this question.
Nick, of course. He's literally led two completely different lives...actually, three. A clash of grief, responsibility and fear leads him to sacrifice what he loved most...a relationship with his own mother.
While I really enjoyed the book and the plot, I did find myself having to back up a chapter or two because with so many twists and characters coming in and out of the story, I often felt like I was missing something. But that is what I like about an action thriller. If it's very easy to follow, it's not very complex. Overall, I loved the story and the narration.
I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.
More political content than I prefer in a novel. Especially with fictional political characters. However, the quick end with the fast explaination of who the real bad guy was intrigued me. The author did a good job ending the story and giving me a quick finale chock with a full explaination of everything I needed to know about Frank.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
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Eye For An Eye by Ben Coes. You can't trust no one.
All the scenes where that boy is literally on the run.
Definitely in the top 25%....not the very best, but an engrossing story. I did figure...or THOUGHT i'd figured out "who done it", and was right, but the story still kept my interest.I've always liked Gregg Hurwitz's books.
I love suspense and characters that show some initiative, as Nick and Enduma did, so I can't say they "increased" my interest....it was already there.
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Nick and Enduma were my favorite characters...see above.
The political scene was disheartening but probably more true than not. Like the story, I know there is SO much in politics that we don't know.
I didn't really "dislike" the performance, but thought some of the character's voices didn't match my ideas of them.....but maybe that's just me. He was "good enough".
This was for the question....about the performance! It keeps changing places.
I liked the interaction with Nick and his stepdad.
Nick's endings might have ended differently, but were probably more original the way they were.
DO YOU KEEP CHANGING THE QUESTIONS? THEY NEVER SEEM TO MATCH UP TO MY ANSWERS WHEN SUBMITTED.
I loved how the author did not give away how the main character was going to get out of a situation until it actually happened. It kept the suspense right there at every turn.
The plot twists were a great way to maintain the excitement of the story. When you think you know where the book is going, it takes a different turn. Some turns were bigger than others, but all of them helped to keep the book a fast paced one.
I liked this book a lot. Fast-paced. A character you can root for. A plot that will keep you guessing. It starts with a premise that's so believable that I had to go look it up. Every thing a good book should be. I couldn't stop listening.
Love books, all kinds, all shapes, all formats! Audiobooks have made my daily commute so much less stressful! Major fan of Audible.
Gregg Hurwitz's plots are so detailed that they become believable and therefore frighteningly real.
Gregg Hurwitz is always enjoyable and scary and real.