I was thrilled by the prospect of this book. I waited until all of the chapters were available before downloading so that I could enjoy it without interruption. Unfortunately the pearls produced by these talented authors were strung disjointedly. What was started in one chapter was hastily aborted in the next. Out of no where, elements would appear and disappear, without rhyme or reason. Gosh! Was I disappointed!
I have to admit that the process of this books creation was the draw to purchase it. That was the best part of the story. However, the product wasn't awful. I am no literary expert, but I know what I enjoy. In the end, I enjoyed this story.
It was frustrating that it did seem like each new chapter was the beginning of a new book. Yet there was enough consistency that I wasn't too lost at every change.
Personally, I did not like the ending. Maybe I am a cinderella-optimist, but I was sad to find out who the villian was. I did not want it to be that person (I am trying not to give away any secrets). It kind of worked in the story, but I don't have to like it. Since there was no hint of "why" earlier on, it did not work as good as it could have had the story been authored by one person.
The narration was EXCELLENT!! The accents were wonderful and distinction between characters was superb.
Do not buy this selection if you are a music lover, get it for the suspense value. And as a compliment to the authors working together.
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.
When I first heard about this book, I thought it was a great idea. Unfortunately, it wasn't such a great idea. The book just doesn't have the flow as having one author write it. too many ideas and too many different ways to go. I had too much trouble following it. they are all great authors, just not together.
I was very reluctant to try this, hating the idea of multiple authors working in any which direction on the same story. But, it worked surprisingly well, perhaps thanks to the skill of the narrator. Anyway, I liked it.
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.