Avid Reader and Audible Fan!
I purchased this book because of the reviews and I was not disappointed. I was pleasantly surprised by the plot and the mystery surrounding it. I found myself listening to this book at all hours of the day. Starting on the second in the series today. I hope it is as good as this one was!
No, I had a hard enough time getting through it the first time.
For a book that I had devoted almost 15 hours to, I didn't have much of a reaction at the end. I was thankful that it was over and I could move on to another audiobook. Over the course of the book, I hadn't really formed any sort of attachment to any of the characters, so I didn't really care either way.
There isn't a particular scene that jumps out to me.
Nope. Like I said, I really had to force myself to finish this one.
Narrator was good, Meltzer is usually great. Not sure why this book was so "off" for me.
I enjoyed he commentator - he was perfect for this story. It is well written and moves quickly and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I liked all the characters and think that something like this is probably the way things actually work in Washington.
This is a book in desperate need of an editor. Might have been a good short story. Drawn out and repetitive. I think the author used the line "...you're not listening to me..." about a 100 times.
Scot Brick is great - this is just a terrible book.
None that come to mind.
I agree with the other reader who said don't waste your credit.
Say something about yourself!
The narrator is fine....
Clementine and Beecher...although they may not be part of the inner circle....
The protagonists are weak, both the male and female lead are so one-dimensional and self obsessed... while reading the book I was hoping the antagonists could defeat the protagonist because both the male and female leads are so unlikable, Beecher is portrayed as a pathetic, weak introvert...they are consumed with and gripped by their own worlds. The main plot is secondary to the emphasis placed on the main characters' long and wordy description of their interaction with each other and their past history which adds nothing to the rythym of the book nor makes the plot any more interesting, on the contrary, it makes the story very tedious ... I am struggling to finish it......
most unsatisfactory ending to the book.overall the book should be reduced by 30 pct in length.
Love to get a book that I can't stop reading. I love page turners
Great book kept my interest going and had lots of twist and turns
Love all Scott Brick narrations, he makes it all come alive.
Kept you guess who was good and who were the Bad guys
I love political adventure and historical fiction stories so this sounded like a great read, but it was terrible. The dialog is horribly written. The characters are flat. There are innumerable plot points that don't make any sense. Characters that have never met each other know each other's names and recognize each other on sight. However, a character who is famous for attempting to assassinate the president is from the main character's home town, but when they have a connection, its a huge surprise.
It won't be the sequel to this, and I almost always finish when I start a series, even if I'm not crazy about it.
The main character is supposed to be a humble guy but the reader sounds very arrogant and it doesn't match with the character. He sounds a little better at 1.25 speed, but not much. Also, you can tell whenever a twist or plot point is coming up, because random music will start playing. Super annoying.
I would work on character development and general writing improvement. The author says "the one thing" and "the thing" so many times during the book it could be a drinking game. He has a few other over-used phrases as well.
Just skip it.
Sorry, but after more than 250 audio books, I pretty much know, after the first chapter, whether a book is going to be interesting. Usually I stay with my small core of known authors in my favorite genres and have been satisfied with the results, but every once in a while I'll see a title and read the concept and I'm pleasantly surprised. Sometimes I'll look for a title based on my favorite performers, i.e., Dick Hill, Len Cariou, Scott Brick and others, which is how I found this one. This time, not so much. I don't know if it is the writing or the presentation, but I found listening to this book tedious and boring. Never got to chapter three before deleting it.
Oh, let me count the ways.
The photo on the cover was interesting