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
This book is absolutely awful. The story line is unbelievable. The plot situations are improbable. The character development is nonexistent and the dialogue is sophomoric. The reading is even worse than the book. I am surprised that anyone would publish it and disappointed that Audible offers it. It was a waste of my monthly selection.
--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.
I am not a great literary scholar, but at no point did I care if any of the characters lived or died. Predictable plot and a protagonist with an inconsistent personality. Sorely dissapointed that it is being so promoted by Audible...
This is a good book if your focus is simply the plot. The protagonist is a female superhero who seems to have endless worldwide connections. She's very clever but there is no context to explain how she comes up with solutions out of thin air. The men in the book all fall in love with her simply because she is beautiful. That's plausable, but the ways in which they live and risk their lives for her is a stretch.
I enjoyed this book for the most part, but expectations of Michael Munroe being another Lizbeth Salander fall short. Looking forward, however, to Taylor Stevens next book in the Informationist series.