I took this book based on its blazing review; all the elements of a good yarn were there - the gun for hire, the mystery of the missing daughter of a wealthy industrialist, the deadly African jungle. Instead I got a deadpan drone about a character that killed me with boredom. I havent slept so well in ages!
I thought this was poorly written and the narrator was awful. I was very disappointed with it all.
This is one of the few book that I can honestly say that I didn't love, but didn't hate. I thought that at times the story was a bit slow, and some of the plot lines seemed a little to ramble on a bit long. One the positive side, when the action picked up, then it became more of a "had to keep listening" book for me.
I really liked this book. The plot was believeable, the characters were interesting and had depth, the visions of the main characters past was tragic, but again believeable. The book really held my interest, but I was really disapointed by the ending as it was sort of a let down to what could have been a really good climatic ending. It was also too sad....
I live in a small town. I love Suspense Thrillers, CIA type books, Detective Books. I sometimes listen to some books based on true facts.
This book was pretty good. This was the first time i heard one of her books. I think i will get another one by her
--Voice--the narrator's voice was affected and pretentious. It didn't fit the story, as much as I could bear to listen to.
--I admit I didn't last more than about 20 minutes into the story, because of the narration. But the content was full of cliches and trite statements. Nothing at all seemed real. I just kept thinking, "this is so pretentious and fake that I can't keep going".
I really wanted to like this book, but just could not. The plot and setup are quite promising, but fail to deliver. The characters are poorly constructed, not plausible (even within my highly flexible imagination), and do not develop in a three dimensional way. Net net I could neither relate to, or like any of the primary characters. The overly dramatic reading did not help. What a shame.