Flight attendant. Love to "read" while I'm walking.
I was so intrigued by the story. A real "what if" scenario. I loved the whole concept that the author came up with and I was very impressed by the way he wove the story together from medieval to present day. When the story first jumped back in time I was confused as to what the reason was but when it came into focus I loved it.
His voice seems to match the character of the mildly flawed FBI agent Piper. He just had a realism that came through to me.
Are you BTH?
I discovered audio books when my required reading for my profession left me with no time to read for pleasure. Now every chore is a read.
Maybe. The story line is so bizare, it might reveal more character development.
The paranoid computer geek, who drives the plot.
Haven't listened to other performances. He breathes life into a plotline that leaps from century to century.
The "reveal" of area 59
Improbable plot but captivating storyline.
I love mysteries and this was awesome. It has an intriguing story line that takes you from past to present and back again. It was exciting I couldn't stop listening.
I have not read anything like the Secret of the Seventh Son. It is a very unique story.
I cannot pick a favorite scene I enjoyed the whole book.
This book is definitely worth a listening,
I would recommend it , i am not yet finished with it. I am only thru to the second half. Since i am enjoying it so far and can't wait to see how it all ties together in the end. i think it is a good book.
I had hard time listening to it and doing anything else. i like to do dishes or laundry etc while listening but had to pay attention to understand it.
clear, excited understandable
idk i am not done with it yet but i would read another book from this author just because this one is so good.
Are all the mystery/thriller books starting to sound the same? This well written book has some novel ideas that make it stand out from the rest! My one complaint was that the book bounces back and forth between different time frames, and although it does eventually add to the story, each jump into the past seems to steal a little of the momentum away. You've gotta read this one.
I really enjoyed this book and the narration by Mark Bpyette. I am looking forward to more of Glenn Cooper's books and Mark Boyett's narration.
As other reviewers have said, this book has it all: characters, story, pacing and great narration. It is a nice twist on the Area 51 legend, and really left you wanting to hear more about the characters. Book of Souls, part II, is just as good. Highly recommended.
Cooper is a new read for me and I'm a little torn. Narration is good, stories are good. Just that the transition from one part of the story to the other leaves me wondering what I'm listening to for a second. A moment of brain dead for me.
There are a couple of ho-hum spots but I'll try another since the basic story is good and the jump back is also interesting.
(of previous reviews, Rebecca, "...ear burning" has good encapsulation.)
this flowed smoothly as 3-4 narratives confluence. Several complaints are legitimate: our protagonist is flawed, stereotypical and shallow generally but this oscillates with aggrandizement. The work of a large FBI investigation is largely done by Will's sidekick alone, only 2 total people seem to be involved and there's no particular protocol. This is not terribly suspenseful: most revelations are foreshadowed and obvious well before they are explicit. Though the detail and character development descriptions never seem gratuitous, the book is about 1/3 too long for what is an interesting but not intricate plot. i.e. somewhat pleonastic.
But, that's the most I could find wrong. the book flows well, smooth narrative and crisp dialog. Beside the narrative-expedience of minimal supporting characters, there was good verisimilitude (rarely thought, "Oh that can't happen" or "no one would say that"). Deftly written, prose is devoid of repetition or excess cliche. Generally cheerful, though not overtly clever or funny, it continued to entertain and avoided tragic or macabre mood.
On a gut level, I loved it and looked forward to getting back to it until done. I was glad to read that the author has another similar book, shall start looking for it.