I thought I'd try something new and go for a Cook medical mystery. While it surely was different from my norm, I found it harder to believe than a sci-fi novel.
It was an interesting book but the actual action that needed to happend for the climax/conclusion was protracted beyond standing. Some of the side adventures were interesting but hardly relevant.
Also, the book spoke from the lead characters point of view which set up the mal practice case. while we got to know Craig from this, Cook decided to leave out some very cruicial aspects of Craig's that should've been obvious had we really been in his head.
While I did finish the book, I dont think I'd recommend this book to anyone.
I am historically a Robin Cook fan, but for some reason I did not enjoy this book. I cannot define whether it is the story or the narration, but I was, simply, not satisfied.
Disappointing. Stilted writing, perhaps not so apparent until read aloud. Several exciting passages, but mostly average.
I was blown away with this story - especially the end. I didn't see it coming and I'm still shocked. Get it - you won't be disappointed! I finished it about a week ago and I'm ready to listen to it all over again.
Robin started out with a bang with his edge-of-the-seat medical mysteries. You would hold your breath waiting for the next moment. So I ask you, did he really write this book? It was worse than awful, it was horribly awful. Add to that a probably very nice, but awful narrator, and it is a waste of money. The narrator read as though he had just gotten out of bed and really didn't want to, and the story was so dull, it was all I could do to finish it. Cook throws in medical terms and explains them and I think he should have written a medical dictionary, rather than a book of fiction. Actually, it is sad that someone who started out with thrillers that were exceptional, should be reduced to struggling with plots that have no meaning. And as for the characters, why would anyone want to save a doctor who no one likes, including the author and the reader? My personal opinion is - don't waste your money.
It was my first time listening to this author's work and it kept me engaged. I enjoyed this interesting puzzle. It left a few loose ends. I too noticed the error about not being familiar with the upstairs floor plan when he had been there a previous night. Despite that, definately a worthwile book.
What a snore!!! What happened to Robin Cook? This book is one of the worst books I've ever read. Too descriptive and redundant. Not much plot. Waste of my time.