We have read (and heard) other DeMille books so looked forward to hearing this one. Unfortunately, he rambles and just rehashes the headlines and news stories from the papers.
Don't bother with this one. Sorry.
I listened to Night Fall while exercising on a treadmill at the gym. The pace of the book kept me wanting to exercise and have the opportunity to listem to more. I very much enjoyed the pace of the book as well as the reader's voice. The characters were believable and couldn't want for to find out the outcome. When I did get to the ending I found it very disappointing. It just left me hanging. I realize that this is based on actual events, but it still is fiction. An ending with some resolution, at least in DeMille's mind, would have been a lot better. I know his son recommended this ending, but he could have come up with a much better ending. I hope his next book is more complete!
As a continuation of the John Corley books, this was a nice addition. I like the wise cracking main character and the reader does a pretty good job with voice differentiation. However, the plot (or at least the ending) was a bit predictable and the end of the book was not as good as I think it could have been. If you like the John Corley stuff, then pick it up as another diversion for those hum-drum drives to work.
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.