Over-read, as in Over-acted. The book was ok, but I truly struggled with Mr. Brick's, William Shatner-esque reading of it. I will not buy any more of the books read by this person. Did anyone listen to this reading before it was put out for sale?
After reading/listening to many "C.I.A" novels this is the first of someone who works behind the scenes.
While the overall premise is interesting the book failed to get off the ground.
Kept waiting for that moment where I could shout, "IT'S FINALLY OVER!"
My book of choice is one of suspense with a little bit of romance
He was a master at his trade
The cleaner himself
This was the first book I listened to by Scott Brick and will not be the last; enjoyed it
What a waste ,boring, after 12 chapters most of the time is spent describing woman's clothing and food, not what I had in mind. Don't waste your money on this one....
I listened to this because I ran out of credits - it was one my husband picked. I usually listen to "deeper" stuff. Not bad for the genre - kept my attention and was a good diversion during a medical procedure.
Apparently there is now a prequel to this series. I decided to start with Book 1 anyway. The story profiles our "cleaner" who has no allegiance except to his pay check. There is a plot, there is action, but all strains believability for characters who are not likeable.
The best fiction gives you a story that you can carry with yourself for a while after you've finished reading, really caring what more the characters will do or reflecting on how you've been influenced by the plot. This book did neither.
"I ain't often right but I've never been wrong"
Yes I would.
Quinn is the man
It's a good book, the series is great each book gets more interesting. I'm listening to Becoming Quinn (book 4.5) now and I'm hooked on this series.
Married with 6 kids and 3 grand children. Love my job as a OHS & E manager working for a construction company in Perth. I listen to books in
This was a great listen in general, with some intersting twists along the way, worth a listen to.
He characters are awesome. Quinn, Nate and Orlando are unstoppable.
Quinn is the new Jack Reacher.
The characters come to life. Nates playful innocence, Orlando's determination, Quinn's self confidence can be heard in his reading, it's more in the inflection the it is on the words. Brilliant.
Very highly recommend this whole series. I just wish it was longer.
Tell us about yourself!
I love this series!
The job of cleaning up murder scenes could make for stomach churning stories from the pens of some writers. However, Brett Battles, while giving those gruesome details, manages to move along story lines with a style that keeps you entertained. I hesitate to use the word humorous, but wry might describe the tone. As if it's all in an ordinary day's work, each book has a new scenario. Jonathan Quinn must do his assigned task and there are always complications (sometimes it's his own curiosity.)
Needless to say, with a life constantly on call, a job requiring secrecy and with high security risks Quinn is left estranged from his family and with few contacts other than his trusted working partners. This leads to the development of his history and character as the series progresses. In addition, the other regulars have their own histories, crises, and relationships with Quinn.
Scott Brick, as always, is a perfect narrator. He manages to voice urgency, danger, and fear at appropriate times without intruding on the scene or dialog.