I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
I probably didn't give this book enough chance since so many rated it highly, but when the kid's dog ends up gutted in the pool, I could go no farther. It was ho hum up until then.
I very rarely do not finish an audiobook, but I quit at the halfway point of this awful novel. I like the narrator, Scott Brick, thus, I completely fault the novel itself.
The dialog, plot, and awkwardly forced expositions lead one to wonder whether the author lives in the real world. Every passage rang so hollowly, so unbelievably, that it was not possible to suspend disbelief and just try to get through the story for the sake of passing the time.
I have been disappointed in a few audiobooks I have downloaded from Audible. However, none of them comes close to disappointment that was "Company Man."
Save yourself. Download something from Nelson DeMille, James Lee Burke, Caleb Carr, Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly . . . pretty much you name it. Just don't waste your money or a book credit on "Company Man."
I really enjoyed Paranoia, but this book is WAY too predictable and improbable. It was entertaining nonetheless, but a little long in places. Scott Brick is, as always, an excellent reader, but there are far better books available. I would recommend Nelson DeMille, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Harlan Coben, and other authors as well as Paranoia by Joseph Finder before choosing Company Man.
Very good listen. I would highly recommend it and I look forward to future books by Finder.
I agree with a lot of the other critics which liked the first book. This one is really booing. I listen to 2 hours and feel like not finishing it. To those which hated this one and have not read the
other book: Paranoia I suggest reading it.
It is unfortunate this one turned out so bad, because Finder is such a good writer!!
All of the basic foundation story points of this book are simply ridiculous.
The "intelligent" characters do every possible DUMB thing you can think of - simply create a story.... and I don't me dumb, I mean DUMBER THAN DUMB.
If you can TOTALLY suspend reality, you may enjoy it because Finder is a good writer. All Finder stories require a little bit of reality suspension, but this one requires you to sever the brain stem.
To heap on the misery, the narrator, Scott Brick, BUTCHERS another one. I simply don't understand why this guy is a popular reader!
Scott Brick butchers every witty line in any book he narrates - by saying it angrily. He is overdramatic and sounds like a cheesy B-Actor!!
Overall: Story, Believability, and Narration = TERRIBLE // Writing style = good // Ability to weave some entertainment out of a mess is the only reason I bumped it up to 2 stars
Here is how I rank the Finder books I have listened to:
Killer Instinct - His best, 5 stars highly recommended
Power Play - A few ridiculous points in the story board, but an entertaining story and listen overall, 4 stars
Paranoia - Ridiculous, but has far more redeeming qualities and effective suspense than Company Man, 3 stars
I bought Paranoia and loved it and that book I highly recommend. This effort is nowhere close to that audiobook. Predictable yet improabable plot and boring to boot.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
yes more corporate intriugue. i think bad guys are more interesting. too bad it was not based on a mean selfis ceo.
i have not. i thought it would be like a john grisham's novels but based on corporate life not a lawyer's life.
good job by brick. he read very well
no it would be a typical lifetime type melodrama.