Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
We all liked it great story with real characters you want to follow
The main character was a real person who has strong feelings for his family
He is good as any of them
Many, but I liked all of it
Please finish book 3 of this series, we are waiting for it.
We are 4 truck drivers who are confined to a small space 8-10 hours a day and
love what these two guys write.
Big fans they never knew who greatly appreciate their works.
Again find time to make our lives much more interesting by writing the great
books we know you are capable of producing An overweight group of hard workers
who are trying to expand our minds not our middles Ha Dennis
This was quite a departure from what I expect from Preston/Child (type/genre), but it was very good -- an obvious cliff-hanger though and that almost always makes me feel cheated. I like a book to have a solid close to it, but with characters and plot line that are strong enough that you still want more.
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.