I know Hurwitz can write a good story, I loved the first one I listened to by him, and he writes good dialog and the characters are good. The problem with this story is that nobody, even someone from CA could be as stupid as this wannabe screenwriter. The whole time you are listening to this story you are yelling," just call the cops!" The actions of the main character are just to self absorbed and at some point in the story insted of worrying about his fate you start thinking that he is really better off dead and his wife a widow and back on the market as she seems to have something going for her. I will try another book by Hurwitz in the hopes that the first one he wrote was not just a fluke but if this had been the first one I had listened to by him I would not have gone any further with this author.
Every time I thought I could let out my breath and relax, the plot took a twist and I was back on the ride! To detractors that say it was "over written" I say that the descriptions and details are what put you in the middle of the action and hold you captive. This is my favorite genre and Gregg Hurwitz does it proud. Then there is Scott Brick. What can you say about him other than he makes every book he reads come to life. Loved this one and if you like action thrillers you will too.
There is no connection to the characters in the book
It would start to have something happen and then the story line was just not interesting
This was my first and only Hurwitz. The action seemed jumpy and I felt no connection to the characters. If you're into surveillance, you may get a kick out of the plot. I was neither intrigued by the story line nor scared by the idea of it. Perhaps it was just too deep for me.
I greatly enjoyed "You're Next" by Hurwitz but found this story and the protagonist to be disappointing. A bit too much like watching a horror movie where the teenagers keep heading to the dark basement. Unwise, if not stupid, decision-making distracted from some interesting plot twists -- but I understand that the latter required some of the former.
Can't for the life of me figure out why this book got such great reviews from the critics. The plot made no sense to me - the book left me wondering, so what?
The central character wallows in dramatic self-pity, has no sense of humor, and deserves every bad thing that happens to him.
I will certainly never pick up another Gregg Hurwitz book.
Scott Brick's reading was the only redeeming feature of this audiobook. Even so, in consonance with the story, the reading is frantically paced, a little juiced.
This is described as a contemporary thriller, suspense novel. It's actually an endless and tedious complaint by an obnoxious character in a suspense story.
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book it kept me on the edge of my seat. I finished it in two days. I want more from Gregg Hurwitz and of course Scott Brick.
I am an avid recorded book listener. I work at at elementary school, have 2 high schoolers and have very little time to sit and read. This is a great book fix for the perpetual motion in our lives we live these days.
The story, characters and narrator is a synergy that really works. This is one of my favorites.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
It kept me wanting to keep reading it.
Too hard to choose
He is one of my favorite narrators