What a bore. Unless you want to spend 10 chapters in a make believe English jail don't waste your time. I just feel that this would be a good short story. Revenge... who cares ... more importantly how to get revenge for this book.
This is a really good story, and it's pretty well written. But it's 4 times as long as it should be. A tightening up by an editor would have made this move like a thriller. Quelle dommage!
In my opinion this audiobook is by far the best that I've listened to in my 4 years of listening.
The author puts you in the shoes of the protagonist and I found myself not being able to stop listening into the early hours of the morning.
The reader is excellent with accurate accents and character differentiation. A MUST buy.
Archer at his best! Well written and well read. My husband and I have totally enjoyed this book. So much so that I had to promise not to listen without him (which was a challenge) so that we could finish it together.
A great read! The narrator is superb, and enhances the author's talents at suspense and character development. Not only that, but good triumphs over evil--hurrah! First class entertainment.
It takes a one heck of a book for me to right a review. I just haven't found that many that deserve writing about, perhaps I should right reviews for the bad ones but I get bored real quick and can't aggravate myself further by writing a poor review on a poor book. I listen to many audio books, most are predictable, some have plots that last, some have characters that last a little while, and others I just fast forward or quit listening. But I must admit that this was a terrific and worthwhile story. It had great, unpredictable characters that provided realistic and plausible storylines. I love authors who can take a character and make you absolutely hate them or love them. I give Archer all the credit in taking the time to develop a plot, make it believable and then spin the characters in such a web as to make the entire project just a joy to listen to. When you read or listen to a book and you cannot quit listening or turning pages then you know you've got a winner. This book was a winner. I would highly recommend that you enjoy it.
Read/listen to Chapter 1 and 2 then skip to Chapter 12. This is one of those books that makes you wonder if the author is being paid by the word. Same information repeated many times.
Good "multi tasking" listen, no need to really devote full attention to it.
I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.
The courtroom scenes are terrific. And the narrator is masterful with accents to aid in identifying the characters.
You become involved quickly. And you soon advance to commitment. An ordinary person gets involved in a crime. The circumstances are manipulated by a conspiracy of elites. Unjust penalties are paid, and the ordinary person evolves into a purposeful hero with an unexpected opportunity to extract his revenge one step at a time. And you won't want to miss a step.
A modern day rewrite of Dumas should find any book writer quaking in his boots, but Archer does a good enough job of it. I wouldn't award him any prizes for insite, and his version of vengence and justice was rather feeble, but all in all you might not want to pass it up completely. It was decent, but bland entertainment.