I love action, thriller and mystery. This book is all of those things.
At times, the author's descriptions or word choice seemed almost jouvenille, but somehow, I was still intrigued and addicted. And I couldn't wait to keep going.
I guess I just laughed off the unbelievably un-believable parts and stuck to the guts of it.
Not really. It's just one of those quick reads you read for pure enjoyment. I'll take nothing away from it but a fun time. It's not deep or life changing in any way.
Bleh. Yes and no. There are times where it seems to technical and researched, and there are times where it seems like the author got tired and just made something up to keep it going.
And then there's Orchid. I'm not sure if he just desperately wanted a James Bond-eque character who finds women along the way. But there was way too much connection and emotion for a 2 hour interaction. And too much feeling and heart break later on. She should have been left out completely.
The narrator is a man, and more than half of the characters are women. They all ended up with low voices that sounded more like a grandfather? Even the young ones. Thank goodness there are descriptions of the voices in the book so I could counter what I was hearing with what the Author was most likely picturing as he wrote it.
The narrator seems to change up Gideon's voice quite a bit through the book as well which annoyed me. But only slightly.
Good read. Great for a short weekend trip or plane ride. Not too much thinking, just action, adventure and an ending.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
First...I was irritated by the stupid musical interludes which have NO relation to the story.
Second..Gideon comes of as a lame childlike person, the backstory is confusing and the plot is full of cliches. Preston and Child have really not come thru for their fans with this one.
Third..Save your money-it's lame and eventually irritating. I quit at chapter 16. What a waste of time and money!
I don't write reviews. This is not a review, more like a warning. Usually like P&C books. This one was horribly written. Paper thin plot apparently stretched out to fill a page count. Too bad too, potentially interesting character left undeveloped and wasted in a simple, straight-line plot. Didn't help that the narrator attributed Gideon with a whiney, unheroic voice.
Engineering and technical aaspect poor. Areas of teh story contradict what was previously told.
New author. Robert Craig. The Monkeys Raincoat
Favorite narrator Scott Brick. Ilisten to books he narrates as first choice.
I do not have anything positive to say about this book. Will not buy any other books from this author.
These two don't write bad books but the ending was disappointment. You can tell they are setting up a new character. There seemed to be too many holes in the story. It was entertaining though.
A lover of contemporary, character driven sci-fi.
Absolutely. Preston and Child are an amazing team, but I stopped listening halfway through because of the repetitive
I've listened to all the Pendergast books by this team and a couple from each of them individually, and this is the first time I have been genuinely disappointed. I have a little over an hour left to listen to, and I don't know if I will even finish...I just want all the characters to die and have it be done.
One of my big complaints is that they've taken a page from George Lucas' exposition manual: Instead of things happening, let's just have a random character show up and tell us about things happening...and this character will, with nearly no encouragement, spill all the secret information that this other character happens to need.
Let me save you a credit/some money: This thing happened...then this happened, then this other thing happened...and this implausible thing happened...and there were some people talking...and the people formed deep personal relationships in 5 minutes for no reason...and then some stuff happened.
John Glover has a great voice, once I managed to not hear him as Lionel Luther from Smallville, but he doesn't have a particularly wide range of character voices, so everyone tends to sound the same. Combined with the writing style, which at times is simply lines of dialog alternating between characters, I found it hard to keep track of who was supposed to be saying what. But in the end, it's fine, because they are all the same character anyway.
Did I mention that I did not like this book? :)
Love books, what else can I say.
Yes, great story. Builds at a nice pace to thrilling ending. All the while the great narration keeps you hooked.
Yes, it moved at good pace with very little "empty" prose.
No, this is my first John Glover performance. I knew about him from Smallville, but will definitely seek out more performances by him.
I laughed a few times, overall a great story.