Yes. The story was great. Kept me entertained the whole time. I admit it does jump around a lot to different times and places, but once you get used to the writing style it is a new and interesting way to tell a story. As far as unbelievable events, characters and circumstances, I did not personally feel they were out of the realm of possibility. And in the end it is a non-fiction book. So just sit back and let the amazing narrator John Shea get you caught up in the story.
i have now listened to 2 more Ted Bell "Alexander Hawke" series of books. And have purchased the complete series. Trust me, they are worth every credit.
The descriptions of the scenery and the people. You felt you were there
I was surprised that so many people praised the narrator. To me, he spoiled the story completely. The descriptions were really great and set the scene beautifully, but I never had time to visualize them because he was off and running and on a different subject before I had a chance to figure out what just happened. He hardly even paused between sentences. He talked like he was double parked outside and had to hurry up and get this done before he got a ticket. What was the big rush?
It spoiled the dramatic effect for me.
Not so far, I haven't finished the book.
The writing is a little predictable, a series of unrelated tragedies and then the Caped Crusader will land and sort everything out.
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.