Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
I bought Book of Souls because it was listed as a modern detective, mysteries/thriller book. However, for the most part that is NOT what it is. It is a good listen, and has the components of espionage and murder, but the underlying theme is religion and the end times. While interesting, the fantastical and strange tale that the author weaves is neither believable nor biblical. Mixing in Catholicism and Protestantism into his writing, enough of which is true, some readers may be foolish enough to buy into some of his far fetched tale as biblical prophecy . . . which could not be farther from the truth. The author has a good imagination, and I enjoyed listening to the book . . . the ending was worth the wait.
This book and Secret of the 7th Son (read them in order) are some of my favorite audiobooks to date. The story is so interesting and captivating it's hard to stop listening. Everyone I have recommended this to has felt the same way. If it doesn't become a block buster movie & sequel - I'll be surprised. The narrator is absolutely one of the best I've ever experienced. Cudos to the talent of the writer & the narrator and thank you both for the hours of imaginative entertainment. Please do more soon!
Actually not Deborah, but Donald. My wife opened the Amazon account and suddenly my Audible account became hers. I'm a basic 63 year old type guy who runs a lot and listnes to books as I run. It was a dark and stormy night ... but I still did 5 miles.
This book is more .. more of the great writing from his first book. (Secret of the Seventh Son). Read it first!
This book is more, picks of the story from the first book.
This book is more - it continues mystery, brings in historical characters, moves seamlessly through time - and has a great story line.
This book is more of the same from Cooper. That happens to be very good.
I love the history connections and the back and forth in time.
They blend amazingly well , keeps a strong grip till the very end.
Yet another mass conspiracy theory with a treasure hunt theme worked in. Both National Treasure and Dan Brown came to mind as I listened. Towards the end, it became harder and harder to suspend my disbelief. This book falls squarely into the "average" category.
The mystery and history surrounding the library!
Probably Will, because even thoug.h he was kind of a dog he was still inquisitive and tenacious
Never listened to this narrator before but he was awesome!
No laughing or crying, just lots of sitting on the edge of my seat.
More Will Piper please!!!
I did not really like this book and made myself finish it in hopes that it would get better. It never got better for me. It seemed sort of "stupid" or "corny" or "soap opera"; just not my kind of book.
It was poor on character development. The author, Glenn Cooper, focused on the main character, Will, and did not develop the other characters at all. A lot of times the author added details to the story that were totally unnecessary as if the reader was dumb, or he needed to add to his word count.
Even though the plot was very good and had a lot of potential, the story drags on and on. If written with better character development and less wordy detail, it could have potentially been an excellent story.
The narrator was mediocre, however, that could have been as a result of the book he was reading.