Good original story, but the unabridged version has periods of slow pontification that just drag. Narration is more of a read than a performance. Still, the story makes it a worthwhile listen, but you might want the abridged version if available.
I suppose this book is for anyone who doesn't mind stilted dialogue, a slow beginning, flat characters and dreadful prose. I'll put up with mediocre writing if you can tell me a whopping good story in exchange, but I can't spare the time for writing that is intolerably bad.
Newbern's performance was just okay for voicing, but after he mispronounced a few words, I decided that life was just too short to continue listening to this book.
The premise seemed intriguing, but unfortunately the writing was so awful I didn't get very far.
I am grateful for Audible's return policy!
Felt like the police and main character were stupid. Obvious things that should have been looked at closer, weren't. Really didn't care for the book
Not in this genre, but by this author
I don't think so. The story was so contrived, with the teasers throughout about the protagonist's marriage and deceased child, and the stereotypically creepy and/or egotistical characters.
In the Name of Honor, by Richard North Patterson
Yes. Not sure if my view of his performance was performance-based or material-based.
Rodriguez and Klein (?Cline)
One of the few times I've regretted spending a credit, over many years of listening.
Found this to be slow, repetitious, and awkwardly read (although that might not be the narrator's fault; hard to make this any good no matter who reads it). How many times to we need to hear "why is this happening"? Disappointed; I like a good seriaI killer plot as much as the next guy, and I loved other books Newbern has narrated, and hoped this was going to be as riveting. Wrong on all counts. Next!
I have listened to 3 hours and 29 minutes of this book and if i wanted to read a psychology book I know many others that would hold my interest more than this- It was touted as a psychological thriller but if it takes mores than 3 hours to get to the "thriller" part- I give up. I want my credit back.
I've always had more love for reading than time for it. Now Audible lets me read while I drive, cook, garden, clean, workout, etc. I love it
the story was disjointed and often pedantic. the narration was really bad. what a total waste of time and money. :-(
I really enjoyed the book but thought the ending could have had a little more of a twist. Overall a great listen, though, and I would definitely recommend it!
A classic story of an old cop too good and too involved to retire, a serial killer with several trick in sleeves, and many likable character makes up for a bit too predictable storyline.
John verdon delivers a very entertaining book, properly narrated and voiced by George Newbern