Narrated by Scott Brick, this is a tense thriller with a great hero Isaac Bell. Cussler weaves American history with the exploits of the great detective Isaac Bell. Watch for more Isaac Bell stories including the The Spy which is another outstanding story; a must read and a must listen. Scott Brick is an outstanding narrator and a storyteller you wont forget.
The story starts fast and never gets derailed. Much of the information is historically accurate which just adds to the enjoyment of the book
This Bell novel is my favorite of the three I have read so far. That isnt to say I didn't enjoy the others, but this one really stood out for me as something special and enjoyable. I have been a Cussler fan since I read "Raise the Titanic" when I was ten years old. As I have grown, I have always counted on Clive Cussler to get me through long airport layovers. This book though brought a real depth to Isaac Bell, and added the real suspese that he may not actually get his man. If you haven't read any of the Bell novels, this is great one to start with!
Both my husband and I felt there was way too much rhetoric. We are train fans and modelers and perhaps the descriptiveness was too repetitious because of our knowledge of the trains. We wanted the action to "get on with it".
I loved the history and practically held my breath through the whole thing. I can hardly wait to see a movie made out of it - it seems made for a fast paced action movie.
I had to struggle to finish this book. The hero is too perfect, even when he plays cards he gets the perfect hand, but he cannot figure out who the villian is until about the millionth time he tries to kill him. This book is very serial and predictable.
A story and the situations the characters get into need to believable. Harlan writes a good story. But he gets caught up in the action scenes and writes to many. The battles between the good guy vs the bad guy, Issac Bell vs the Wrecker never end and go on to long. I started using the fast forward to get to the end. They both survive to many hair splitting close calls to the point where the story looses believability. Unfortunate because it is a good story.
Thoroughly enjoyed this yarn on a long road trip. There were so many twists and turns that we felt we were in the race to catch the wrecker along with the main characters. When we got to our destination we didn't want to stop listening!!!
Some action, some romance, some adventure, some outdoors (I could picture the scenery) - My first audio book and now I'm hooked. Scott Brick does a great job narrating.