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.
Overall I enjoyed this book, but it never really sucked me in. The whole thing brews to a climax that sort of peters out. The characters are well developed, but the plot just lacks substance. For this reason, I give it 3 stars...a middle of the line review.
Robin Cook strikes again with Crisis. This is a great listen for any of Robin's fans and a real treat for those who are not familiar with him.
The plot is predictable, the pace glacial, the narrator boring and pedantic and the ending obvious halfway through the book. In short there is nothing to recommend this book.
Indeed, this is one of the few cases when I think I would probably have preferred the abridged version--at least I would have been bored for a shorter time and the pace might have seemed a tad less glacial.
I am only about 2 hours into this book, and the reader has worn out his welcome! Slow, droning delivery such as one might expect in a commercial for cereal with extra fiber. The various characters are read so amateurishly -- added to the typical Cook adjective overkill, it's enough to make you crazy. Having paid for this thing, I will try to persevere, but I really meant the title -- usually my Audible keeps me aware and happy during my commute -- tonight I ended up actually turning the damn book off. Caveat emptor!
The details were excruciating and the book dragged on forever, until a rather abrupt ending. I've loved Cook's medical mysteries, but whatever direction his writing took with this book would be a path not continuing on.