This book, written by 10 or 12 thriller writers is an amazing feat. That each of these authors could receive the manuscript, in turn, and have no other communication with the other authors as they write their part, is pretty incredible.
The book is consistent, believeable and exciting. It was a pleasure to read this book.
I love BOOKS and reading, listening is as good when I can't look at the book. I listen every minute driving.
The plot was a bit choppy and the characters a little undeveloped but that is expected when a dozen different writers, write a chapter each.
Even though I thought the book was simple and shallow I still liked the general direction the book went. Not all book have to be deep and involved, sometimes I like a little fluff.
The main reason I listened to this book is the writing experiment with so many different writers, many of whom I have not read before. The narrator did a fine job, good voice, infection and tone, and had different voices for each character.
If they did this again I would probably listen again.
This book was included as a bonus with my sign-up... and it remains to date one of the best books I've downloaded ! The idea of all the differant authors was weird at first, buy the differances in writing style whilst keeping a storyline going really worked ! A little slow at the beginning, give yourself just a few chapters more... then you'll be hooked :-)
I did not order this book for quite a while after it's release I would look at it then order a different one. While I love all the individual authors, I felt the book would not be cohesive; that so many voices would ruin the story. I was wrong. I looked forward to each new chapter even found myself driving around the block to extend my listening time.
This was an interesting listen. You never knew where the authors were going to take the next chapter or how some characters were going to affect the story.
Overall, it was put together very well and I would recommend it to any looking for a good thriller with lots of plot twists.
I am not usually a "thriller" purchaser. The idea of all these writers intrigued me. It was great. Grabbed me from the very beginning. The idea of all these different minds threading their way through this really really good story. Great job in every area; writing, narration, production. Thank you everyone. Thoroughly enjoyable.
This was a good suspense thriller. It held my attention, but I did get confused at the beginning of the book with all the twists, turns & character introductions. It did start flowing better mid-way through the story. Alfred Molina did a fantastic job narrating. Great voices and accents.
The format of this unusual book and the writing both add to it's interesting nature. The story was written chapter by chapter featuring different authors in a sort of literary daisy chain. This technique resulted in a very involved and engaging story that is packed full of twists and turns.
Read by the excellent Alfred Molina, using his many different "voices" really adds to the experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys action packed adventures or thrillers (not gorey thrillers!) A thoroughly enjoyable listen!