A sustained tour de force of hackneyed descriptive prose. Not quite "It was a dark and stormy night...", but pretty close.
An entertaining historical mystery. The characters have depth and the storyline is light but holds your interest. A fun read.
Good tension throughout the "chase" and LOTS of humor along the way. I enjoyed as much as I used to enjoy the Dirk Pitt stories.
Story was a little different because it was set back in time. Not a modern mystery so I was able to learn some facts about the time period. I just can t explain it. I was just not that excited. It did keep my attention long enough to get through and it made my mind work hard to visualize. Especially his car.
I would have tried to make it more suspenseful.
Yes, order another book by Cussler to see if they get better.
Maybe because I am a woman I did not enjoy it as much. I will see. I ordered two more books.
Description of places and technology seems wonderfully well-researched adding to the enjoyment of this novel.
Why would anyone give a way the ending at the beginning of the book? Instead of peaking someone's interest the author takes away from the climax of a great chase. If you do not listen to the prelude and just start at Chapter One you will find this a very good book.
it would have if the author did not give it away in the prelude
His speed and intonation are awesome, but is lessened by his inability to assign separate voices to characters.
Yes, I only listen when I am in my car and found myself listening in the garage after parking the car.
Maybe, I rarely listen to anything twice because I already know the ending
The high speed car chase from Frisco came alive with the dust and grit and sounds, I was envisioning Clark Gable as the detective, and Anthony Hopkins as the villain, and I was actually envisioning it in technicolor like a movie shot in the 60's.
My niece recommended this to me and I was skeptical but I really did it enjoy the story.