This reader/listener always had to remind himself that someone new was telling the story. Then the shift in focus from author to author was a bit clearer. What a job well done. I have to listen to it again.
The story began well enough, then got more and more twisted. This can be good in some stories but in this one it was irritating. When an author finished their chapter they frequently ended it with something ridiculous for the next one to try to pick up and make something of. Characters when killed came back from the dead; impossible situations were evaded with ease. The end with its many "thank goodness the book is over" events, dragged. I was happy to finish it.
Having recently listened to Steig Larsen's books, i can simply say that this is not in the same league.
I know its quite challenging for multiple authors to write a single novel. I think this is probably the root cause of the issue - The focus of the story keeps changing, and is like watching a bad bollywood movie.
If you are like me and got the book after the first chapter (which is the only chapter that's good) - you will surely be disappointed.
The narration is not all that great - and even I found an error in narration (He mentions heavy metal, instead of heavy water) - I think he was into headbanging possibly.
I took this book because I was curious how a "book written by a comittee will look like. Although at sometimes I wanted to throw this book (and it rarely happens to me), I decided to "suffer to the end" just to give it a full chance. I was very disappointed and especially from the way it is being marketed, which in my mind is somehow a mislead. So I started with low expectations, but the end result is unfortunately much worse than I could imagine.
Ok - I am not an expert reviewer... this was my first ever audio book. But here goes. I enjoyed the colorful language of the authors and the various terns and twists of the plot were captivating. This was well worth it and a great read.
Am now 80 and been avid reader since childhood. Have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Narrated Talking Books for Vision Australia 35 yrs.
Did any of the co-authors read Jeffery Deaver's opening premise or did they just make up anything that came to mind without continuity in mind. I enjoy most of the co-authors' books so this one was 10 times more disappointing. To my mind it should never have been published.
High, no doubt. The subtle change in the feel of the story as the authors change is wonderful.
Nothing I've heard or read to date.
He is a marvel. His "females" are done expertly. Not easily accomplished without becoming silly or absurd, he's a master narrator.
Same as my headline "Just when you knew..YOU DIDN'T"
Couldn't help wonder how much the authors deliberately and in good humor took their sections totally off in another direction of the previous one just for the hell of it LOL, it all worked beautifully.