This is a strong start to a series with the Vanessa Munroe character--girl with a past, a specific set of skills, tasked to find a missing girl in Africa. Though as I listened, I kept thinking of the Girl with the Dragon tattoo, it lacks the depth that the Salander character had. I could believe that she had this strange and troubled childhood that led to her current job, but Munroe lacked any vulnerability that would make her a more believable character. In troubling moments, she immediately had to kill someone with her bare hands, handle a knife, shoot a gun, etc.....it made her a little super human and unreal.
What made the book interesting was the intricacies of maneuvering through Africa, her knowledge of languages, that she was intelligent and yes...that she could physically defend herself.
Hilary Huber does a pretty good job with the narration. She's not great with male voices, but with all the books I've listened to, I haven't found many to be.
definitely one of the top listens
her primal fury at the death of her would be partner Ferdinand. But more than this the intelligence that she shows throughout the book
The intensity and dominance of the female protaganoist
This is heart pounding non stop action. Well written with an excellent reader. Hillary Huber can make you live the story.
I guessed "who did it," at the beginning, so there wasn't a lot of suspense. The author uses words to paint detailed descriptions so it felt like I was there and knew the characters. However, the story dragged and the ending was lame and unfufilling.
Ridiculous! Unbelievable attempt at espionage. I couldn't even listen past the first hour, and I would like my credit back. Too bad that isn't an option.
This is expository writing and that is it. No poetry whatsoever, just corny. The book was good only for putting me to sleep at night, knowing that in the morning I didn't miss anything particularly interesting.