The detective work in this book was excellent. the search to find out why people were being murdered, who did it and why was first rate.Like any book of this genre, the evidence is there. The reader and the detective just need to figure it out and put the pieces together. The evidence was hiding in plain sight, but the picture it presented was anything but clear. The journey to the solution was arduous but the destination was well worth the effort, and tied everything together beautifully. The story was compelling though parts of it were a little hokie. I thought the relationship between McCaleb and the sister and her little boy was strained and not very believable.
He was able to convey the characters and the situations clearly and in a believable manner.
I don't like to read "spoiler" reviews, so I don't write them.
This was a good read with lots of twists and turns and a truly evil (if not always believable) master villain. Very entertaining!
Connelly is brilliant in this earlier novel. I wish there had been more with this character in future novels.
Keeps you guessing and has you rooting for the good guy. Definitely worth the listen.
Dick Hill is good. Lots of inflection, and his various throat noises are hilarious at times. Not that they maybe should be...
Saw the movie a couple of decades ago. The book is even better. (Isn't that what they always say?). Very solid story, well-written, engaging, great narration.
I liked this storyline by Michael Connelly. Kept you guessing until the end. This was my first book of his that I listened to. Will definitely have to go back for more.
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.