One of the worst pieces of writing, ever. Nothing connects, and your expected to believe Beecher figures this stuff out without any thought process. Terrible.
The characters are interesting at first. Then they all, except the protagonist, become liars. The suspense is the product of not knowing who the protagonist should trust because everyone is lying. You don't know who to believe and there is no way to figure out who, if anyone, is telling the truth. You just wait for the author to tell you what is a lie and what is not. The story is good, the characters are likeable, interesting or sufficiently cunning but the author just keeps pouring on the layers of deceit until you have no way of knowing what is real and what is a lie.
This is just one of the hardest books to get into! The narrator is terrible and I cannot get past the droning of his voice. I think this book may be good, but I'll have to pick up the physical book from the library to read. I give up on the audiobook - it's just a waste of money.
This took some patience getting into it and needed to adjust to the readers style . . .but was happy that I stayed with it. Interesting story . . . author displays an addiction to verbosity but does not hinder the flow. Still thinking about it. This is better than the excerpt sample would have you believe.
There were so many times I needed to stop and go back to find out what I missed when I zoned out. It just wasn't worth it. Scott Brick's overly dramatic, trembling-voiced narration had me rolling my eyes and wishing for another reader.
Even Scott Brick's performance could not save this one. The two minimally interesting back stories were more interesting than the main story. Frankly, I could hardly wait for this to end.
I enjoyed this book. Keeps you on the edge of you seat. Scott Brick did an excellent job Narrating this book. I will certain read others from Brad.
A very interesting book with a great character portrayal by Scott Brick. It only got more interesting the deeper I went. Who thought an intrigue book about the National Archives could be so much fun!!!
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I never imagined such an intriguing story coming from the setting of the National Archives. This book had me hooked from the first chapter. The narration was just as excellent. I hope Mr. Meltzer is working on a sequel, because I saw one written in the last chapter, and I can't wait to listen to it. Five stars!
I don't typically review books but some of the silly gushing reviews of this one compelled me to chime in. I am not sure that this is a terrible book, as many reviewers have reacted, but what I am sure about is that this Scott Brick narrator (of whom many listeners seem to be a fan) turns the principal character into such a whiner and hand wringer that the story just disintegrates around that. The guy could make a hang nail sound like a death in the family. Skip this one.