Sadly, I listened to less than an hour of this,so an in depth review is out of the question. This is the first time ever that I have stopped listening and immediately deleted the book from my MP3. I did not appreciate the foul language, which although not inappropriate to the circumstance, was overused. It seemed as if the writer was trying too hard to show the character's toughness. The narration was OK, it was on par with the material, My recommendation would be to make better use of your credits.
Wow. Great story; non-stop action but never gets stupid the way most action novels do. Always something new and unexpected around the corner. Petkoff reads it perfectly; his delivery is spot-on for the character. Can't wait for the sequel--and I hope Petkoff reads it.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson
I can't even believe I listened to the whole thing. This book was horrible, in my humble opinion. A gangster med student? It seemed like the one Janet Evanovich book I read but on steroids: trying to think up ridiculous situations and trying to make them funny. The only thing I can say is that I started and then just wanted to see how they could end such a ridiculous book. Poorly is the answer. Cardboard characters, cardboard plot. Stupid humor. Here's one that did make me chuckle: comment on the "terrorism" of the beef industry by calling it "al-COW-da." ha ha Then there were lots of jokes during gruesome murders. Not funny.
From the first paragraph this book had me hooked. I am a nurse and the medical knowledge of the author was great. It is a non-stop action packed book. One of my favorite of all times.
After trying to get into the traditional version of this book - and failing twice - I realized this is a story that can only be told in a slam-bang-move-fast way, which is just how Robert Petkoff reads it. That's also just the way I listened to it: straight through. That's the *only* way to listen. Suspend judgment and go with it.
The unusual storyline, mixed with the author's sardonic wit made this a surprising, suspenseful, and really entertaining listen. Not for the faint of heart...I had to pull over because part of the descriptive in this book literally made me feel sick (you'll know which part). Even so, this book is now one of my favorites!
This book was a lot of fun to listen to. Great pacing. It allows one to just enjoy something light and be entertained. Has a lot of incredible "say what" moments.