Tell us about yourself!
The publisher's summary probably tells more than I would. However, it isn't a total spoiler so do read it.
I have always enjoyed Greg Iles' books. They are longer than most, but he manages to weave a story that pulls you in until the very end. This one involves greed and an unusual means to that end. The depth of the deception, the distance from the perpetrator, and the "you can't call it off once started," are all believable and diabolical.
Dick Hill gives his usual, great performance.
Disturbing Premise with real world concern
Not on the edge but a good read none the less
This was a good book, my only issue with it was I felt like I have heard this story before, the premise was well rounded but did not provide enough differentiation to allow it to stand on its own as unique. Dick Hill does a great job as usual, worth a credit but only if you have read all the good ones that have come before this.
I'd recommend this book to detective/mystery lovers, especially if you like a medical twist.
I'd say think Robin Cook meets Patricia Cornwell, with a touch of Lee Child's style thrown in for good measure.
I rely heavily on the recommendations of other readers/listeners before I buy a book, so I'm going to apologize in advance for confusing folks - in a complete 180 from another reviewer, I'll say that one of the reasons I *bought* this book is *because* it is read by Dick Hill. I enjoyed listening to him give a voice to Jack Reacher in the Lee Child series, and this one is no different. Dick Hill, who has apparently won several awards for his narration, immerses himself in storylines and characters, seeming to have studied/rehearsed them as any actor of stage or screen might, and ensures consistency of pitch, inflection, etc., throughout. He embraces the story and characters, internalizes their POV, and brings them to life.
I'm actually not quite finished with it yet - but I'm enjoying it so much I couldn't wait to review it!
Nope, other than that I hope the story ends with positive resolutions - can't believe I haven't discovered this author before, but whatever twist he gives to the ending may have great bearing on whether or not I go back to this particular well!
Say something about yourself!
The story grabs you and takes you on a fast ride with some unbelievable characters.
When Alex's boss gives her a choice between backing off or being fired.
I look for books that he narrates. He has a command of all different emotions.
Well, yes but it was struggle to get to the end! It was maybe three chapters too long.
I love Greg Iles and this is another of his great stories. Very involved with lots of twists and turns. Holds you tight from the moment you start.
Dick Hill is a very good narrator also.
Many explorations and adventures await!
Makes you wish your trip home or to work was not over....truly exceptional in all ways. Great narration, superb story line by an excellent writer. Well worth the credit.
I couldn't listen to this book very long, therefore it is unfair of me to rate the plot.
As a lifelong southerner of 66 years, it never stops amazing me that actors and narrators trying to put on a southern accents almost all sound like England native Vivien Leigh's SCARLETT O'HARA in GONE WITH THE WIND.
It's like the proverbial fingernails on a chalk board.
If they would just speak normally I'm sure it would be much better.
Not perfect, but pretty darned good! Well paced and kept my interest. I'll be reading more Greg Iles. Dick Hill did a great job again...
The plot of this book got me going immediately. Being from the area where the book takes place, it was fun hearing about the places I knew as a child and young adult. That being said, if you're going to create an audio book that takes place in Mississippi, at least get someone to narrate it who can do a decent accent. Dick Hill hasn't got a clue how the people down here talk or pronounce certain words. It's NAtchez, not natCHEZ. It's prawlines, not praylines. Still a very good story that kept me listening.
Dick Hill saves this novel in my view.
Greg Iles is the one who makes the characters so insufferable.
The heroine is self-centered, ungrateful and as congenial as box of fire ants. The hero and all the other "good guy" characters are more than willing to go along with her unreasonable demands especially if there is a chance they will be killed, tick off the Boss or at least break a federal law.
1. A doctor leaves an office full of patients after receiving an urgent but vague call (as in "you have to come here right away but I can't tell you why") and does it several times!?!? Sure, why not?
2. A discredited FBI agent continually disobeys orders even from those trying to help her? Perfectly logical!
Naw, Iles gets a B minus on this story- it's an interesting plot but the characters don't elicit any concern.
Dick Hill gets a Meritorious Service Award for putting lipstick on this porcine story