If you like action movies or dramas with historical underpinnings, you'll enjoy "The Venetian Betrayal". Steve Berry does an excellent job weaving the ancient history of Alexander the Great with the territorial aspirations of Irina Zovastina. Her Stalinesque ruthlessness and planned conquest via biological warfare seems believable. Her shallow disregard for the lives of others reminded me of Saddam Hussein. As always Cotton Malone is there to save the day in his take no prisoners fashion! An enjoyable listen!
After enjoying previous books in the series, I was excited to continue with this one. However, the other reviews were right. This was a departure and very much a snoozer. At least I got through it.
The performance once again was spot on! It really helped get through the dull story.
Like all the Steve Berry books I have read this one teachs some great history while also telling a great action story.
Both the history and the action
Hard to tell
No. I like to listen while driving or waiting in lines or Dr. offices
Scott Brick sure makes a mess of this reading -- it would be easier to enjoy if there was no attempt to find "character voices". The story is not very captivating either.
I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.
yes, very educational book. Steve does that to you puts a lot of truths into his stories.
he keeps you glued and makes you want to keep listening.
again, i was quite impressed with this piece. Berry did a wonderful job twisting the history of Alexander the Great and the current event of the AIDS epidemic. i would never have thought these had anything to do with one another and he weaves a tail to keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. It was also another great read by Scott Brick. One lovely thing Berry does is at the end he draws the line between reality and fiction in the epilogue. i really enjoy this addition to his novels, a wee bit of education with my entertainment? this part of the series definitely involves a lot of character development and it is done very well without distracting from the fast moving plot.
Scott Brick has the most annoying phrasing, pacing, and voice. The story was difficult enough to follow without his whine! If this were a library book it'd been gone so quickly there might have been smoke!