I am sorry I do not share the many reviews of this being a great mystery. I am only in the second part of download but am unable to go on. Sorry I got this one. Someone should have mentioned the sexual nature of the book.
I tried to get into this book, it got such great reviews, but after four hours and still no idea where the plot was heading... I knew more about the book by reading the summarry on audible. So I decided to give up. I am particularly sorry as I bought the Second Deadly sin as well. I agree with some of the reviewers how the book being dated may have not helped in my enjoyment as they were trying to make the main character as a sexual pervert of some type because he wanted to have sex with sunglasses on or masks. Nowadays, that would be nothing.
I read this series 2 decades ago and really enjoyed it. Tried listening again to this one but couldn't get past the first 2 hours. The couple was just so awful! I never got as far as Lt. Delaney's involvement. The initial sadism was just too much so I quit. I have gotten the Second Deadly Sin but I can't decide whether to even start it! The reader was fine...not the problem. Probably shouldn't review it at all, not having finished it, but the early part of this is not for the squeamish.
Boring ,boring this book is in my view dated having been written some 40 year s ago. It appears to be a forerunner to American Psyco, gratuitious violence with few redeeming features The narrator was very good but could not save the book. The only Character that was in any way believable was The CAPTAIN and even here he became bogged down with repetition.
In short a waste of a credit. I will not be exploring the second, third or any other deadly sin
Living the life happily.... : )
Moved the story along better.
I wish I had not wasted my credit, nor my time with this book. Too far out story line and much too drawn out for my taste.
I listened to this book for hours waiting for something to happen. Finally, after three hours (approx) I gave up. I couldn't take it.
I was very disappointed to have wasted my money on this book.
I have been listening for 18 years. This is the first time I have felt a need to write a review.
This was just terrible. Can't say any more. I endured the whole 24 hours, could not wait for it to be over. It is too bad, as I usually enjoy his work.
NOT a Chance
any are good - too bad he is associated with such a bad author.
Disgust for the author
This may have been a decent story - but the author is addicted to lists - he can't go more that a few minutes with one showing up. On top of that the book goes porographic near the end of the first section - homosexual pediphilia. Not what I paid for!!!!
57 Yrs Young, have been reading since age 5. Avg 3-5 books per week. Avid reader/listener, enjoy ALL genres & many writing styles.
For 2-1/2 hours I listened to discriptions of furniture, scenery, etc. that droned on and on.
Most disappointing was that after 2-1/2 hours I didn't know WHERE the story was going, on if it WAS going anywhere.
His performance was alright, but the combination of him and NO story was too much.
Utter disappointment - I was glad I didn't pay full price for this book. After the first hour I kept telling myself, if I just listened a little longer it would get better. After 2-1/2 hours it didn't get better. Boooooo
the fascination of the main character.
the freak. lol
i thought i had read this book in the 80s and enjoyed it.