I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
It was okay. I wouldn't spend the time to read it again though. And I wouldn't pick up any more books by this author on the basis of this one. But I wouldn't turn away from another book from Perry just because of this either. The narration was okay as well.
The plot seemed rather complicated/convoluted... and is told from a chopped up perspective - sometimes it wasn't really clear that it was a different "event" going on until a few lines into the section. The story was also sorta political in nature... but not with any politics that I cared about (international espionage type stuff). I actually checked the publication date because it felt like a story written in the early '80s and/or as if it was abridged.
Oh well... it was a change of pace...
This experience leads me to avoid this author in the future. Narrator was ok; it was the story that I didn't get.
Nothing in particular.
I have skipped very few books among hundreds from Audible. This was one of them. If the book doesn't grab me in the first hour, I lose interest.
save your money! i bought this book based on all the 5 star ratings...i wish i could get my money back...listened for 3 1/2 hours and could not take it anymore....they should take this book down to quantanamo and translate for the prisoners there and make them read it...they would begin talking after 10 minutes...HORRIBLE.....
I got this book after hearing rave reviews about how hilarious it was. I love irony, wit, and humor in a good mystery, so went for it. The dry wit was clever, but it was few and far between. The premise was bizarre, and therefore could have been quite funny--but wasn't. It seemed very awkward and impossible to concentrate on--dullness sprinkled frugally with a modicum of humor. I would not read this author again based on this book, which I couldn't wait for it to end.