Why did I come back to Steve Berry? One dimensional characters, boring story line and so-so narration.
This book goes no where
Being an audio-book veteran, I appreciate the production value required to make a story a "good-listen". Some of the winning qualities of a good production include a narrator that conveys emotion, posses good speaking habits, understandable transitions and clear audio quality. Scott Brick did very well as always performing the story, although transitions between characters were done very poorly. This I think is due to the writing style of the author.
This story commit's many mistakes not expected of a veteran author. Several of the characters have similar names and are difficult to keep track of. Use of distances and measures inconsistently varies between metric and american standard (with no apparent pattern for the reason). The morals of the characters are inconsistent and are not developed logically.
I was disappointed with this book and couldn't wait for it to end. The only saving grace was the quality performance of Scott Brick, who should earn the commission on this book. He was the only reason I gave this book a chance.
This book is so fragmented that is impossible to follow.Steve Berry continues to jump his characters
around to the point being agitating to the reader.As in all his books ,you never know whats going on till the end but this is the worst.I could not finish it.
I try not to pay any attention to reviews unless there are just too many bad ones. When I downloaded this book there were no reviews, and I've enjoyed the other Cotton Malone books. This was absolutely the most boring book I've listened to. I didn't even finish it. I just couldn't bare it any longer. I spent days trying to convince myself that it would get better, re-listening to the same parts of the book because I found mysefl wondering away from it time and time again. Scott Brick is my favorite narrator of all time...and I've been listening to audio books on my long drive to work for almost 10 years. Don't waste your credit, your money or anything else on this one. It was an interesting idea for a story, but Steve Berry just bored me with this thing. Don't even know how it ends, and don't even care
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
As I write this review, I am very suprised to read all the very negitive reviews of this book. I enjoyed the book. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Some of the details are spot on, if you know the Grand Hyatt or Grand Central you will feel like you are right there. This is not Berrys overall best book but by no means is it his worst. I gave it a 4. The only dificulty I had with the book was how Berry bounced from on location to another back to the first back to the second back to the first... That got to be a little much. Otherwise Its a good story, Of all the books out there right now, this one is enjoyable and a good choice. There are a lot of dogs to choose from right now. However that is my opinion, please click on my profile to look at other books that I have reviewed to see if our taste matches. No one is better than Cussler. Berry and Thor are similar they have there ups and downs. I think Berry did a good job, one you will enjoy listening to and no one is better than Scott Brick. Enjoy the Summer.
I had never heard for Steve Berry until I found this book, so I took a chance. It was a good decision as it just what I had hoped. This is a "National Treasure" type of read with just enough fact to make it believable mated with enough fiction to make it entertaining. After this book I when back and found all the others in the Cotton Malone series, enjoying every one. The characters grow in each book, which I like. My only issue is now I've read them all and have to wait on the next book to be released, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
I was abit skeptical about this BOT, given the critical reviews so many people posted. That said, I was more than pleasantly surprised. An interesting ( although abit " out there " ) plot line, and protoypical Scott Brick presentation of Cotton Malone and his usual cast of characters.
If this series caught your ear initially, this continuation should work for you. Enjoy, as I did.
This is my first time to write a review of an audio-book. I listen to three or four books a month and this one was one of the worst. I was very disappointed in both the story and the narration. I felt the story was difficult to follow and the dialogue was so banal. Brick's narration almost seemed to emphasize the banality. The narration lacked the energy one would find in Dick Hill's Jack Reacher. I like Brick's work with the Mitch Rapp series but this was awful.
I did appreciate the historical effort Berry made and I liked the endnotes the best.