I am a huge fan of Connelly's books but this one disappointed me. Many sections had way too much detail for me - I even skipped over whole chapters because I did want to find out the solution but even that disappointed me - it was way too far fetched. Dick Hill did his usual excellent job but the book was tedious and he couldn't save it.
It's a pleasure to be able to listen to a story so well told. I started listening to this book two days ago, was hooked immediately, and couldn't stop until I finished it. Even knowing most of the plot twists from watching the movie didn't spoil the book, simply because I was delighted by the author's craft. The performance is top notch as well-solidly acted and produced, with sound effects that enhanced the telling. Out of the 500 or so audiobooks that I've listened to, this is easily in my top 25-and thrillers aren't my favorite genre.
The plot was ok. Although I finished the story in 4 days, it did not leave me longing for another McCaleb story. Perhaps I am evaluating the story thinking that this character will evolve into a series. And the fact that McCaleb is in no physical condition to pursue detective work might have lead me to such a conclusion.
Another Michael Connelly masterpiece! Dick Hill does a great job of narration. I like these stories so much I listen to them and then read the books.
This was great! It was a good ole' suspenseful story that was not cluttered up with unnecessary boring details. I always suspect the writers that do that suffer from an overblown feeling of importance or worth, or are filling up pages to compensate for a not so great story.... Anyway, this one had enough to enhance the story, not detract from it.
Connelly has mastered making a book unique. characters are great, plot is the focus and always changing. Part of the story was predictable but not every twist. Connelly is consistently good and coupled with great narration. Solid 5 star book. Well worth the credit.