Professional artist and art instructor. I listen to audible books when I work on paintings, sew or do housework. I also fall asleep listening to audio books. I like mysteries history science fiction young adult and biographies.
Still good but I was expecting more from this power house writing team. Characters were well developed.
I think he's trying to recreate Pendergast but it just doesn't come off well. Its very graphic in a little bloody for me I didn't like that either. I never never quite got why one of the protagonists was so interested in getting this thing that they are after. I can't say anymore because I'll give away the plot
While Gideon Crew isn't as well developed a character (or man) as Pendergast, I attribute that to both the age of the character and the series. Nevertheless, this was a good entertaining reading during a weekend of chores, and I'm off to download the next book in the series.
Voracious reader with a 70hr working week who rediscovered his passion for reading through Audible. Secretly in love with commutes!
I have just listened to the entire Pendergast Series, which I loved very much (bar the sub-standard Helen Trilogy).
Because I appreciate the quality of their work, I cannot believe that this book is even written by P&C, as it clearly marks a low point of their literary efforts (or lack thereof).
In fact, for their reputation's sake, I hope it is as ghost-written as it sounds.
In short, it is a sub-standard work, written with little apparent effort wasted on either character development, a compelling story line, or on overall quality. It is a concatenation of poor Lu scripted cliches and the only reason to read or listen to it is to set the backdrop for a hopefully better second book in the series. As it is, it feels like somebody is trying to flesh out a comic book by using full sentences. Eccentricity beats originality winning over ingenuity.
P&C now owe me 9hrs and 57mins of my life.
I don't know where to start, this story is so bad. I wish I had read the reviews prior to purchasing this book. I've so enjoyed every other book by Preston & Child and had the same expectations with this new series. Instead, it's a superficial tale, even silly, with a barely likable main character.
Not without a careful reading of the reviews.
Geez, where do I begin. His voice just didn't match with an early 30's Gideon Crew. The dialogue, however, made it a tough task. The words put into the mouths of the characters by the authors sounded anything but contemporary.
The first scene through the last.
A really, really disappointing new character and story.
This was a horrible book that I find difficult to believe was written by experienced authors. Add the abominable narration and the booked was a waste of a credit. The story was far fetched and glib and the narration was practically robotic. This is the first audio book that I couldn't force myself to finish it was so bad.
I just couldn't develop any sympathy or connection with the main character: Gideon Crew. Too many times I found myself saying, "So what?" I think the premise has some promise, but book just seemed flat.
Sure. They have a great track record.
The book was acted, not simply narrated.
I know there are follow books, but I think I will spend my money elsewhere.
I love Douglas Preston and Lincoln child's Relic series and Agent Pendergrass, which is why I tried this.
It was very slow. I was bored listening to it as it unfolded so slowly.
I don't know. I thought John Glover was good at doing several voices, but his tendency to warble from time to time, change registers dramatically, was not enjoyable for me.
None that I can think of.
The character of Gideon is not as interesting as those created by Preston and Child in the past.
Preston/Child do it again. Whatever they put together seems to hold me from start to finish. Narration was perfect..paced well and clear.
a jack reacher story maybe
all of them
I adore the Pendergast series, so I thought this new series would be just as great. How wrong was I? This is boring and the characters have NOTHING interesting about them. I mean really? A 30 something cute guy? How dull! Like an idiot I bought both books without listening to the first one. I will NEVER make that mistake again!