The Chopin Manuscript was so good. I was thrilled to find a sequel. This book was such a disappointment. It was a bloodbath, with characters who did not advance the plot, only existing in one chapter to be killed in the next. This collaboration of authors didn't work, I listened to the whole thing hoping that the story would eventually wrap up neatly, but it ended up as a convoluted mess of a plot that was not worth trying to figure out. In the end, I returned this title. Not worth the time it took to listen to.
Wonderful narration! Nonstop action and fun plot. But, I gave it a four star rating instead of five for the slightly choppy feeling. I'm sure this was due to the many readers, but it took just a little away for me.
A bunch of good authors (among them a few of my favorites) having fun and entertaining themselves. Alfred Molina did a great job with it. It was not more than "ok" though because it was just too obvious what was going on.
I have to wonder how this book would have been written by a single author. The disparate styles did not work for me. Some authors failed to keep up the tempo and excitement of the story, which killed the momentum. The Copper Bracelet feels like a collaborative movie script that was never polished into a cohesive novel. This is definitely "made for the silver screen".
I like mysteries and I like to try to put the pieces together, but this book had no clues. I just had to go along for the ride and wait until they told me stuff. Nothing was ever figured out by anyone. I do like the concept, but The Chopin Manuscript was much better.