AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
never read the book. only the audiobook.
russell. he added excitement. he was not a nice person tho.
the whole kidnap scene.
when russell was scaring everyone (several scenes)
the book wrapped up too quickly. i wish it ended differently, not so predictably. it would make a great movie and was very enjoyable.
This audiobook is a huge amount of fun. An exciting thriller, tightly written, with first-rate narration. Starts a little slow, but after the first hour there is hardly a boring moment. A very enjoyable thriller that I would recommend to anybody.
First, I have listened to all of Finder's books and have enjoyed them very much. I love his dialog, and the fact that he uses job specific lingo is impressive. I have to admit, however, that this book starts to border on the ridiculous towards the end. I have found that in most of his books, the beginning hooks you, but the ending disappoints you.
The book was way too short. The story was good and different than most. Definitely worth the price. The narration was excellent. Finally, a narrator that measures up to Scott Brick.
Power Play fails to deliver the same thrills as Joseph Finder did in Paranoia, Company Man and Killer Instinct. The first half of the book spends too much time focused on the corporate background, which is marred by having too many power players for the reader to untangle or care about. The female CEO is a particulary bland character, who never really steps off the page as more than a stereotype. It's not until the bad guys arrive that the tale begins to gather momentum. The hero, Jake Landry, though, does not disappoint and brings the book to a rip roaring finish. A good read for people patient enough to wade through the corporate dribble that ruins the first half of the book.
This was a great book . This time dealing with the aerospace industry. It had good characters , nice plot , and a fast pace. definately a good listen . also there is a nice 20 minute interview with the author at the end.
I am so delighted that I did download and listen to this novel. Even though Scott Brick didn't narrate
the experience was superberb.
Typical of Joe Finder novels humor is found here in a very very tense situation.
For a really good time listen to a Joeseph Finder novel.
Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.
Am I the only Finder fan who was disappointed with this book? First off, I don't know why Scott Brick wasn't used as the narrator, but he should have been. This narrator was fine, but wasn't Brick. Second, I felt the first 1/2 of the book was so slow. It wasn't grabbing my attention and I had to go back several times and re-listen - not because I couldn't understand it, but because I was bored and not paying attention. Lastly, I think as a soldier in Corporate America, I could relate to some extent to characters in his other books or they reminded me of people I have worked with. In this book everyone seemed far-fetched.
I am interested in other Finder fans take on this book. I hope he isn't losing his touch so soon. If you are a fan of his but have other stuff on your wishlist, this one can wait.
The plot setup involves a junior executive who is reluctantly invited to attend a senior corporate leadership retreat. The new CEO is a woman leading an up-and-coming aerospace company. Things go horribly wrong and the leadership team members show their true colors.
I was kept guessing until the end.
The beginning reminded me of Die Hard and Deliverance. A group of top executives are held hostage by five military types with guns in a remote location. Ordinary guy Jake is willing to take risks to do things against the hostage takers. He does unexpected things. Jake is not the military type. What he does have comes partly from surviving 18 months in jail as a teenager. The characters and plot are well developed. Dialogue is good. A couple lines I liked follow.
He: “I owe you one.”
She (Zoe): “One? One squared more like.”
He: “That’s still one Zoe.”
A judge tells Jake he has a good wolf and a bad wolf inside him. He asks which one will win. She says the one you feed.
There is a happy ending for the good guys which I liked.
I have a few complaints, which are minor.
1. I don’t like first person books. But this is one of the better ones.
2. There were many interruptions in the current story to tell Jake’s back story – about his time in juvenile prison and his abusive father. I would have preferred it done in fewer larger pieces – not many small pieces.
3. The back stories needed an intro/title or something. One sentence is the last sentence of the current scene. The next sentence is in the back story and I was confused – not knowing we had moved to the back story. If there was a line or symbol in the book, the audiobook narrator did not say so.
Dennis Boutsikaris was very good, except he should have paused longer between the back stories and the current story.
Genre: mystery suspense thriller.