This was an ordeal to get through and the narrator tried to be too dramatic so that you were continually messing with the volume and replaying sections (after hiking the volume) to figure out what he said. While I normally like the unabridged versions, I found this one too long and wished I had downloaded the abridged version.
I really enjoyed this book--it got me hooked on Brad Meltzer. And, as always, Scott Brick's narration was superb. Don't listen to the nay sayers... this one's a keeper.
Being a Meltzer fan, I bought this book on his name alone. It was a big mistake.
The guy who read the book was fine, it was strictly the material I have a beef with here. It becomes more and more obvious with each passing day that there is very little truly new in literature. Everything is simply reworked and reissued with slight twists and turns. That old saw probably doesn't apply to this book for one simple reason, no intelligent person would ever do half the things the main character in this book did. If it is totally obvious that you should do option A and totally idiotic to do Option B, the author ALWAYS chose option B. I forced myself to listen to the whole thing because I must be somewhat obsessive compulsive. A sane person would have run for the hills long before the obvious ending.
WHY BRAD WHY? You are too talented to put out this tripe! Maybe you had one of the fashionable ghost writers do the book and the editor forgot to put their untalented name in small print?
Don't waste your time, money, or book credits on this miserable piece of work.
Audio quality made it difficult to listen to this book while driving. Normally I have no problem hearing every word from an audio book in my car, but this one had volume fluctuations from medium to very soft all within the same sentence. The story is ok, what I did hear kept me interested, although there were too many disjointed conversations. Between that and the volume fluctuations, they both made it difficult to follow to story at times.
interesting, suspenseful story
several of the main characters are rather annoying, the protagonist in particular can't get through a conversation with anyone the entire book without getting into a petty argument that does nothing to advance the story.
Less then satisfying ending
I'm not sure if it was the reader's fault (scott brick is usually the best hands down) or the audio mixing, but the dialogue changes volume too much - nobody wants a monotone audiobook but the reader was frequently going back and forth between yelling and whispering, making it impossible to find a good volume to listen on
It he story was good, and Scott Brick did as good as he could but the story just seemed to drag. I really could not put my finger on it but I found myself waiting for it o be over. If it had been a print book maybe it would have gone different. Didn't turn me off of the author but glad the book is over.
I listened to this every chance I could. The plot and narrator's tone made the story irresistible. kudos!!
I got tired of the main character who was so obtuse. Wanted to smack him.