Fun book with lots of twists & turns.
Was totally surprised at the end.
A smooth reader who is very easy to listen to. A velvety voice.
Yes I would recommend this audio book and I have.
These 10 authors have worked wheir majic to intertwine the individual talents of each.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Very well done!
This just doesn't work. The story is so disjointed and incoherent it's difficult to enjoy. I couldn't connect with the characters or be convinced of the plot. I suffered through the entire book and there are one or two good chapters, but on the whole I wished I hadn't spent my time nor credits on it. I will now be suspect of any Audie Award Winners.
I appreciate a well-told story. Although the multiple authors certainly make for an unpredictable ride, the disjointed feeling at every chapter's ending kept me from enjoying the story. However, there are few books with the ridiculous plot twists that such a collaboration provides.
The Chopin Manuscript is a decent novel with many unexpected twists and turns. It is definately worth the time it to listen to it. With that being said, this book had 15 different authors while each tried to add their own special mark on the final product. It is very easy to miss a key point that is very important later in the book. Also, I noticed that some events such as a character being killed has no bearing on the final story. You are sort of left wondering "why did they do that?"
Overall, I'm glad I purchased and listened to the novel. It's not great but it is good.
I was excited to read this, it sounded like such a thrilling idea. But unfortunatly it was pretty obvious when the authors changed and on one occasion it appeared that the current author hadden't bothered to read what had preceeded his part. There were a couple of threads that didn't continue so there was a feeling of incompleteness and you were left wondering what happened.
All in all I give it a 2 out of 5. Not bad but not at the top of my list.
If you're not a writer, or are a hard-core thriller reader, this book will probably seem mediocre at best. As each chapter was done by a different author, the story changes direction with each change in scene -- sometimes jarringly so. Characters, locales, and threads are lovingly introduced and coddled by one author, only to be forgotten or killed off by another author in the chain. This leads to a noticeably disjoint story that is too amused with itself to bother entertaining the reader.
Writers will get more out of this book, primarily as a lesson in how NOT to write a cohesive story. This book is audible proof that you might be an astounding writer with a mastery of language, but you have nothing if you can't bring everything together into one good narrative.
Only slightly behind that lesson is another: as a writer you have to check your ego at the door. This book reeks of testosterone-fueled power trips, and not by the characters. You might think that this would be a sore spot to the authors, but they are all but proud of this fact during the interviews presented after the book.
In the end, as a free download this audiobook is worth every penny. However, as entertainment it falls short.