if not for the narration. The monotone and the mispronunciation ruined it for me.
I have been reading audio books for years and have to admit that I have some favorite narrators: Scott Brick and Dick Hill. There are also others that are good and although they are not my favorites, I still enjoy the book. On the other hand, a few times I have run into narrators where I am unable to continue reading due to their poor performance. This is one of those times. This book may be good, but the reader really ruined it for me and I am unable to finish it. I may try to get the paper book as I usually like Jeffery Deaver books, but I cannot read the audio copy.
Enjoyed the twists and turns. Guessed the ending wrong several times. Liked all the action scenes.
Not with Mr. Sudduth doing the narration. His mispronunciation of several different words and inconsistency with the same word made for an excruciating listening experience . . . like someone hitting the wrong key on the piano . . . or scraping their nails on a chalk board. The word weapon pronounced as wheapon was so annoying that I almost just stopped listening altogether . . . perhaps I should just go back to eBook copies of Deaver's works. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and this is the first time that this has occurred.
Found someone else to do the narration.
Anyone else . . .
The story line was okay . . . wish I could erase the memory of listening . . . but I'm afraid that it was ruined even if I read a print copy . . . it would be replaying in my head.
Alot of the reviews criticise the narrator, but I thought he was pretty good. I did grimace everytime he said "wheapon" instead of weapon, or "awhare" instead of aware, but other than that, he did a good job.
I thought the story was pretty good too. In fact, I wouldn't mind reading more in this series, if there is a series.
Sure. It has a very complex story, I don't even think my wife can figure out the ending, and she usually does.
Yes. The bad guy is some kind of genius and keeps our protagonist constantly on his best game.
The very end, but you will have to get there to find out why.
The time where he defied authority and went on his own.
Very complex plot, keeps you guessing...
This was somewhat slow to begin and I thought it might just be a ho hum book. However, as it went on it got more and more interesting and just when you thought there was no more, it had another level.
Yes, because there were so many twists and turns.
I felt he was quite stilted. In the beginning I actually thought this was going to be more of documentary type book which I didn't expect from Deaver. It was because of the naration. It wasn't that he was annoying, just that he was way to stiff.
I usually listen to my books while I work outside, but I brought this one in and listened while I was cooking dinner.
This was a really good book and worthy of Deaver. I just wish it had a different reader. I will listen to it again sometime as it was so interesting.
An excellent story very well thought out. The characters are interesting and well drawn. Deaver use continues to develop his use of visual language. I really enjoyed this book. The only draw back I found was the narrators habit of pronouncing w as in weapon with a soft wh sound like wheapon. I found it annoying, but things like that just irritate me. A minor flaw in an excellent performance.
Reading the new James Bond novel Carte Blanch by Jefferey Deaver inspired me to read more of his books, Edge being the first of what I now believe will be many! The characters are well-defined, the plot contains many surprises, twists and turns, and the novel has a sort of epilogue that contains an unexpected emotional punch. The narrator of this audiobook has received some criticism for not making his voice characterizations distinct enough. This criticism is somewhat deserved, but I felt that the narrator corrects this and actually improves quite a bit over the course of the reading. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase more books read by him.
I have to say this would be one of those books I would ask for a refund on!!! Storyline seems not bad, but the narration is far from engaging. If you think you can get over that try it! I am having difficulty with that..