sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
this time the star rating factor here at Audible worked. I found this book searching for something new and read the review and I could not have been happier. This is a great book. Well done -
Hopelessly addicted to Audio Books! I started listening as a distraction to the aggravation of driving, now I listen all the time :)
The dialogue is campy and cliche'. The story is a bit ridiculous, and I struggled at times, smacking my lips out loud, but if you look at it like a simple minded action/high-tension type entertainment movie, you'll enjoy it well enough.
I bordered on a 3 or 4-star rating and decided to round up.
I just finished listening. I have to say that I was surprised by the dialogue of a "regular joe" like Jake. I was laughing at points and wondering at others. I am not sure if it was the dialogue or the narrator, but something was not right. Jake Landry would not describe the rape of his girlfriend as from one who had "wolly brown pubic hair" He lost me at that one. Nor would he stop to describe the beauty of the Canadian location as flowery as it is described. I think it is a good book with a great premise but I found myself thinking that I should have read the book, rather than listened to it.
The story didn’t measure up. The plot was contrived and predictable. It was like an eight hour episode of MacGyver. I had relatively low expectations that went unmet. Pick a different one!
Contrived, boring, predictable, and well...one of the lamest books I have ever listened to. Did I listen to the same book as the other reviewers? Can I have my 8 hours back?