Usually Horwitz has main characters that have a friend or acquaintance who helps them resolve the main crisis. Spoiler Alert--
The main character in this book does not really have that person to bail them out. Also, the ending is not as clean. Throughout the book you will relate to the characters because they have decidedly human flaws, which makes the suspense that much more thrilling!
You will really enjoy the NSA style plot of this, and the twists and turns of this book make it a fast must read!
Brick has a great voice, even though his characters differ very little in the book or from other books he reads. He doesn't vary much, he just has a great voice.
I bought this one one whim, never heard of the author or this book, but I'm glad I did. This might be one of the best books of fiction I've read this year.
Characters are completely believable. At no time did I think the characters did something opposite of what the author had established earlier. The situations and circumstances were well plotted out and was very engrossing. I'm also a sucker for stories that don't take the modern narrative of "disposable marriages". I'd recommend this to any reader.
Note: It's narrated by Scott Brick. People either love him or hate him. I tend to enjoy his narration mostly because he doesn't succumb to common pitfall of making female voices overly comical. Many male readers do this and Brick establishes a vocal and maintains it throughout the reading.
Pure adrenaline rush!
Patrick Davis, of course
Scott Brick is my all time favorite narrator! With his voice he is able to put you in the story . To feel what the characters feel.
Yes, but my heart wouldn't take it!!
This was the 3rd book I have read by Gregg Hurwitz and I always have to read something lighter in between because his books are so intense! I love reading them, just can't handle all of the adrenaline without a break!
If Scott Brick had not been reading it I'm sure I would have stopped sooner. I liked the author's "You're Next" but this one seemed a little too drawn out.
I discovered Hurwitz a few months ago with "You're Next" and have enjoyed the non-stop action of his writing. Even though this is not as good as You're next and The Survivor it does not disappoint on the action front. The story however is not as plausible as the previous two that I read.
Also I see a theme developing- A male character who inadvertently gets into an seemingly impossible situation at the same time battling some sort of domestic problems either with his wife and/or child. This does not bother me so much because although it is the motivation for his characters drive it is not the main plot of the story.
I do however like that there is always a big unexpected puzzle piece at the end of Hurwitz's book that usually makes you say " oh, now I understand why..." That is the fun of getting to the end of his books even as the other pieces of the book are getting wrapped up.
Also the characters are interesting flaws and all.
In this book the overall plot is plausible but who it happens to ( a small-time screenwriter in LA) is not easily put together. If you can get past the fact that this scenario would not really happen to this guy then you can enjoy the book for the action.
I look forward to new books from Hurwitz and hope he keeps up the fast pace I love about his writing.
We are RV'ers and roam around the USA. Lots of time on the road to listen to Books. I enjoy Mystery and Thrillers mostly but will throw in a chick flick every now and then.
I should have listened to those who said it wasn't worth the listen. I loved Gregg Hurwitz's book Your Next so much that I figured this one had to be worth a try. It wasn't. Even though Scott Brick was narrating this one, I had a hard time finishing it and couldn't wait for this to end. The story just wasn't edge of my seat or made much sense really. Bad plot and predictable ending. Don't waste your credit or time on this one.
I would put it in the top 10% of audio books I have purchased. Gregg Hurwitz's books are hard to put down as it is and this one didn't differ. I like a book that reads like a movie and this one doesn't disappoint.
You could say that They're Watching is similar to You're Next. They both grab you from the beginning. They're similar in that they share the same author and in the way the story is told, because I kept trying to guess what would happen next and what caused something to happen in both books, but rarely got it right. Both are full of suspense and they both involve good vs. evil, but the characters are different. Still, both are loaded with action and each entertained me.
I think Scott Brick is one of the best narrators out there. When I see he is narrating something, even when I am unfamiliar with the author, I will stop to read about the book just knowing that he's the narrator -- he's that good! I liked everything, but so far, I think my most favorite character of his voice is Shep.
No, not necessarily, but I sure did look forward to it every opportunity I had.
Gregg Hurwitz and Scott Brick are a great combination. I read another book recently by a different author in which Scott Brick narrated and it was good, too. I am now reading my third Gregg Hurwitz book by a different narrator and, while that book is good too, I wouldn't include it on the same level as the ones narrated by Scott Brick. As was originally quoted in "Jerry McGuire," Scott Brick "had me at hello."
I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen next, but could never be sure...especially the final outcome. Kept me listening--even kept me awake!
Hurwittz no.Brick yes.
I listened up to to chapter 10 and couldn't take the overblown romantic sentiment any longer.. This book is dripping with exagerated sentiment in an attempt to be dramatic.