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.
I’m not the most cleaver reader. I usually can’t predict the plot of a thriller and love twists and turns. This was the worst thriller I have ever read. It was like watching a bad made-for-TV movie during a writer’s strike. After all of the main characters were reveled I had the rest of the book plotted out to the end. I thought there would be something to impress me in the end, but it was so predictable that I was completely let down.