A riveting, suspenseful story, read by one of the best readers (Scott Brick) out there. And boy, do I disagree with those who thought the ending was disappointing. It felt like the PERFECT ending to me... after all, how could a fictional account of a true event have an ending that was not consistent with the actual event? Far better to have this stunning finale -- inconclusive outcome and all -- than a contrived false resolution. Bravo, Mr. DeMille, and bravo, Scott Brick. You thoroughly entertained me, and I will be back for more.
Author painted himself into a corner or just plain ran out of ideas. Either way this book really let me down.
Queen of UTEE
Both my husband and I read this and we both shared the same opinion. It kept us in suspense. The reader was fantastic and it engaged you right from the first sentence.
I liked that the ending left you hanging....why not?!
I highly recommend it.
There's this old shaggy dog story where an architect throws a brick in the air. no punch line. then you tell (seemingly) another story where a dog gets killed, and you ask rhetorically "what killed the dog?" Answer: The Brick.
That's the plot of this godawful book.
I really enjoyed this book. I probably liked it more than Lion's Game. Love the John Corey character. The ending was a bit abrupt, but it lets you draw your own conclusions. I couldn't stop listening all the way to the end. I think this book is certainly worth listening to and I really enjoyed it.
Agree with others that after Lions Game, Brick does not continue with as snappy a delivery for this book as he'd already done for John Corey. Still liked him, but it was not as satisfying as Lions Game--even if Lions Game may pick up again sometime in the future. I continue to like his relationship with Kate and there were very interesting moments and theories, but after a big build-up, the final chapter was very much a let-down. Granted that there is an interview at the end with the Author that helps explain his choices, but on balance, a promising book that he should have gone with an alternate ending.
This book was like biting into a nice piece of steak chewing, enjoying, and have to spit it out.
This book kept my attention and I was excited for a dramatic unthinkable ending and got nothing. It was just over. There were so many questions left unanswered and it ended.
After investing so much time listening I felt a little ripped off. No, I felt a lot ripped off.
I would have given 5 stars without thinking over it, but then i listened to the end of the book. It was really disappointing. And when i say disappointing then i mean it. I thought a lot about the possible ending of this book during i listened to it, i came up with the wildest stories: maybe most of John Coreys friends actually were involved in the conspiracy or the witnesses were payed a fortune to lie to him or .... Anyway, a lot of possible endings came into my mind and then i listened to the actual end of the story. I simply can't believe it. Because of the end 2 stars - and that only because of the very good first 98% of the book.
I have been listening to audio books for 20 years and this is by far one of the worst books ever. The language is horrible (this should be rated R) and after 4 hrs of listening I was still waiting for "something" to happen. Do not waste your money!