I did enjoy this book, especially all the descriptions of travel to various countries in Africa. It just felt rather contrived or forced. The main character reminded me of Nikita on TV. She was overly tough one minute, and soft and caring the next. Every handsome man in the book fell in love with her. There was lots of action, but it seemed as if they were always approaching a dangerous checkpoint on a road in the middle of the jungle or back on the boat on the high seas. They, of course, left a trail of bodies behind them. The narrator's voice became very breathy at times and overly excited at other times. She was inconsistent, but some of the accents she did were impressive.
I cant wait for another book by Taylor Stevens. Really enjoyed this, it was gritty,complex, but always easy to follow.
I enjoyed the plot. It had colourful characters, good descriptives without boring me with fillers, and a satisfying ending.
This book takes some time to get in to. It has a lot of backstory and character development to create before much of the plot takes place. The plot was a little hard for me to follow because it takes place in Africa and that is not a setting I have much knowledge of. The red herrings in the book were well played, but I suspected who was behind the problem early on. I enjoyed the book, but had a few problems with the reader. I mean really, a professional who doesn't know how to pronounce "superfluous." Also, her Texas accent was awful. I would read another book by this author, especially if Monroe is the main character.
I was intrigued by the Audible summary and although the author hasn't written much, I took a chance on this one, and it was one of the best books I have read/listened to in a while. The tough, capable heroine was believable, sort of a female Jack Reacher (who isn't so believable), which was unique. The backdrop of West Africa was fascinating. A good read, highly recommended.
I didn't know if I was going to like this book, it's a bit different but I really enjoyed it. I gave it 4 stars and would recommend to my friends! LOTS of action, very fast paced and believe me, if you think you know the ending, you don't! :)
In my line of work, I listen to ALOT of books. I was feeling bored when I ran across this one. It caught me from the first chapter! Story line was intriguing and believeable. The back story made it better. Would recommend highly! I want more of Taylor Stevens....
For those wanting something more after finishing "The Girl with the Dragon's Tatttoo" series, "The Informationist" will satisfy. While Lisbeth Salander gets her information by hacking, Michael (an androgynous woman with mad knife skills) has a knack for learning languages and blending into different cultures. This allows her to gather specialized information from even the most difficult sources. "The Informationist" also has that foreign feel of Lisbeth Salander's story because most of the book takes place in Africa, where Michael grew up. I found this book to be thoroughly entertaining. The narrator didn't rock my world, but she was entirely sufficient.
Enjoyed the book and recommend it if you like "situational thrillers". Not as good as the Stieg Larsson or Millennium Trilogy books, but if you like the genre you will like this book. The authors background is interesting and comes through the book.
This book was fantastic. I listen to a lot of books, it is rarer and rarer to find a book so unique. I am a geographer the locations and culture in this read where thrilling and disturbing. There are plenty of reviews to sift through so I won't write much but this book doesn't disappoint. The main character is smoky and exciting, the storyline in-thralling, and setting mysterious and captivating. Can't wait for the next one.