This book is a little outside my normal genre, but it is by far one of the most memorable audiobooks I've listened too. It had me laughing out loud on a number of occasions and eager to keep "turning the pages" so to speak.
I would highly recommend it, whether your interest is sci-fi, mystery, action, adventure, inspirational, etc. This book is none of that, but you'll be glad you listened.
I read this book several years ago, but wanted to refresh myself before listening to the Gate House. This book is one of the reasons Nelson DeMille is my favorite author. It's an amazing story and, as long as it was, I loved every minute. I just wish I could meet John Sutter in real life. A true classic!
This is by far one of the best if not the best DeMille books to date! John Sutter is laugh out loud funny. Great dialogue. Great story. The narrator is aweseome! Best listen I've ever had from audible!!
Maybe I expected too much after reading all the reviews. Story felt like it kept trying to build to a peak, but never quite made it. Characters weren't very likable, except for the bad guys. Main character had a great dry wit, but I never found myself wanting to help him out of a bad situation. Felt like he caused his own troubles. The wife character was looney, but not very believable. Their relationship didn't make sense. Don't think I'll listen to the sequel.
This book started really slowly. My first impression was "wordy." John Stanton likes to hear himself talk..but after the first hour, I got sucked in! The relationships between John and Susan and John and Frank Bellarosa are still on my mind a month after I listened to this book. Fantastic Listen!
Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. Great narration and fully developed characters. You get to really know and like the characters and are sorry when it all ends. One of the best. Am currently finishing the Gate House, which I also like. Do them both and start with the Gold Coast.
Nelson Demille is one of the greatest story tellers of our time; this is a great book. First few chapters were slow with the readers style and Nelson building up the story, but at the midway point, it was crusing and heading to high gear. The ending is the 'can't put it down' quality stuff you just dream about from other authors. Highly Recommended.