I love magic and fantasy
I don't know who would enjoy this book. All I know is that I didn't. It is the first book in all my years with Audible that I was forced to quit listening.
I think I would return to other kind of books, a little more thrilling and less boring.
I don't think that it is the narrator the problem, the problem is the book, it is confusing and boring.
I would cut all the crazy people that are at the institute. They are soooooo annoying!!!!
don't waste your money or your credits on this one, find another thriller worth of the word (because this book sure isn't worthy of being called a thriller!!!)
German living in LA.
It's terribly close to a "Penny Novel" ...the ones you can buy at Gelson's in the Magazine Section. So...elderly, lonely ladies I guess.
Better research and much, much, much less repetitions and explanations about things he'd just clearly explained.
He has a nice voice.
The book starts out promising and completely deteriorates in the second half. Totally murky message too. Oh well... nice narration it was.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This is one of the strangest books I've ever read or listened to. It took me awhile to really get into it. I'm not crazy about male narrators trying to do female voices. However, the story FINALLY took over enough to make me forget the female voices. I think a lot of the stuff the main character had going on in his head could have been completely left out. I was not expecting Nicki to go like she did. I would recommend this to be read.
i don't think so; I would need to try first. The trouble here was that there were glowing endorsements from other 'readers.' It's makes me wonder if any of them can be trusted. I have never read a Dekker before and I am sorely disappointed. Not sure above Glover; he reads it all in an 'over the top' kind of way' like it's a bit of a satire, maybe it is but I'm not getting it. Perhaps it's supposed to be funny but I'm also not getting that. Simply put, it's just plane silly!
definitely from an author I know and trust
too many smokes and over dramatized!
the do'er of the dirty deeds; he is just plain too silly for words.
there's that word again - silly; and if you like silly melodramas this this is for you...
I must admit that this started out a bit slow but got very exciting. The characters are great.
I haven't but I wasn't thrilled with his performance. It took a bit to get accustomed to his style.
I have always loved to read. Discovering audible has been great for a multitasker! Sorry for any misspells on reviews!
The relationship between Paradise and Brad
The suspense kept me hanging on every word
When Paradise faces the killer
John Glover did a excellent job on the narration which to me is as important as the story
The writing and the narrator were both big misses for me.
Maybe I could have tolerated the writing, but the narrator's reading of the story on top of the writing made the whole experience unbearable.
I will always give a narrator a second chance, but I will listen to the preview very carefully as well as read listener reviews.
I love books! They have always added so much to my world. Between being a busy mom, having a demanding career, and keeping my household running smoothly, I have zero free time to just sit and read a book. Audible allows me to keep up with my reading (or "reading") while I'm working or driving or cooking or cleaning the house. I enjoy that so much - I love Audible!
I don't know - a rewrite or better editing? It didn't make good sense to me and seemed disjointed. I never abandon a book once I start, even the really bad ones get finished. This one was almost a rare exception, I really couldn't stand it by the end.
For me the religious overtones and subject matter just didn't click. It came across as artificial and creepy - especially in the last 100 pages.
The narrator was fine. It was really the characters' literary voices that I found grating.
Honestly, it would be hard for me to know where to begin. The presentation of the protagonist wanting to "save" the (as described) virginal heroine just came across as creepy and unrelateable. If I wanted to read a bad, pulpy romance novel - I would have chosen one of those.
Maybe it just wasn't a good fit for my literary likes? I don't know, but I wouldn't buy anything written by this author again.
Stronger main characters; less soul-searching self-analysis of the characters. The first half of part 1 was decent; the second half of part 1 began to wane. It just got worse with part 2. My husband and I were in the car traveling and it made the trip seem to last forever. It was an unbelievable storyline and has to have one of the dumbest and least capable FBI agents I've ever encountered in a book; not a likable lead character.
Not from this genre because mystery/thrillers are my favorite. However, this is my first book by Ted Dekker. Since almost all other reviews thought this was a great book from the author, I assume this is representative of his work. We won't be getting any more of his books.
Narrator was fine.
Disappointment, boredom and "seriously?"
What is the term for worse than awful? I had high hopes for this book given the reviews. The plot was inspired but the execution was just plain bad. By the end of the book I wanted to kill them all off!