I usually love Cotton Malone stories but this was awful. the story was very repetitive and so far out there that it was laughable.
a more believable story line and not nearly so much repetition.
Scott Brick was fantastic as always
The Steve Berry has done a wonderful job with all the other books in the series so far, but this one fell short for me.
1. The narrator Scott Brick changed the pronunciation of one of the main characters names. I have heard tons of books by Scott Brick and this is the first time he has done something like this so I'm not sure if it was him or someone made him do it. The new pronunciation sounds better but after you hear it one way for 5 books you should keep it that way!
2. The Berry uses a lot of Chinese terms and character names (make sense it's a book that deals with China, and Chinese culture) but it is very hard to follow along with when you are listening. In addition to this he will some times use a character fist to indicate that they are speaking, and he will then use there last name to indicate that they are speaking, almost in the same chapter. (Again makes it very heard to listen to)
3. Unclear who is speaking or thinking at certain times, again this makes it very hard to listening to.
I really tried to pay attention to this book, but kept falling asleep. The historical content was good, but the way Scott Brick narrated was the worst. His Chinese accent was horrible. He is one of the worst readers I have ever listened to. I will not be listening to any more books that he narrates in the future. Too bad for me because some of the other authors he narrates for I really like.
Audible, please do something about this.
I have never given up on a book but I am downloading a book right now to take out with me to the gym because the Emperor's Tomb couldn't hold my attention. A good book will keep me in the gym; a boring book sends me home. Even a great narrator like Scott Brink couldn't bring this history lesson to life.
I enjoyed this book and felt like I learned a lot about ancient China. I am not a big Sterry Berry fan, but this was enjoyable and the narrator was great.