It was very captivating, had some well placed humor, had interesting historical facts and I enjoyed the characters and the reader. Clive Cussler doesn't dissapoint!
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The Kingdom provides a stern test for my ability to suspend disbelief. It is a good thriller, but it subject matter is very fanciful.
This book started off great. But it ended up going in a different direction than what I expected which normally isn't a bad thing. This time the direction it took was more of a snoozer than a nail biter. Still love the characters and will continue my reads. This one just wasn't in my top ten!
"What would have made the Kingdom better?"... Not trading on liberal stereotypes of Texas and Texans...
I've tolerated some of the nonsensical silliness in the first two of the Fargo series and may try subsequent offerings, because of the fascinating historical storylines.
I've suspended disbelief that two people that were smart enough to amass an independently wealthy fortune are too stupid to think of having armed security go with them when they KNOW that the bad guys are pursuing them.
I've overlooked the absurdity of two moderately healthy and athletic people being able to overpower trained special forces killers over-and-over-and-over again.
I've over-ruled my common sense when it scoffed at two novices penetrating highly-secured facilities to perpetrate what amounted to assault and theft of private property, because... rationalization goes here.
As I say, I'm going to return this book and hope that this was an anomaly and I can go back to only having to hold my nose to enjoy the rest of the book without having to overlook bigoted stereotypes.
Yes; as long as he and his partner keep their biases in check.
Here's hoping for better future results.
book 3 down. I keep hoping Scott Brick will stop with sing-song narration. I feel like I'm listening to a kindergarten teacher read out loud.
for the book: all have very similar vibe. in a way it made me (the reader) feel more comfortably familiar with each book. the Fargos find a way to keep things real...no matter how deep'a trouble they're in! I love treasure hunting, foreign locales, rocks and caves too.
I'd compare (if I had to) these books to the Robert Langdon series.
bottom line, come along. let's listen to Sam & Remi get themselves in deep sh*t. serious entertainment. won't disturb your sleep. good clean fun!