While not unbearable, it is imperative that you not think at all while listening to this book.
Some of the descriptions are artistic and grand. But the logic of the story and events do not ring true.
I couldn't get very far before I had to turn it off. If I want to get cussed at, I'll go to the local public school. He did a great job on "Nick of Time"...that was wonderful. John Shea read that one, too.
I agree with others here. It starts out very slow and was incredibly predictable but the last 10 chapters or so kept getting more and more intense.
A great writer,whose entertaining books are a joy.The plot is wonderful,the characters funny and believable.coupled with John Shea amazing reader, ,it just does not get better than this.I have listened to all of Ted Bells books and wish there were more.
The stereotypes of 'Muslim terrorists' get old, fast. The author doesn't know jack about Islamic history aside from what he researched about the hashishun. The narrator is awesome, which is the only reason I will finish this book. Other than that, I'm not impressed and was, at times insulted.