Mom who reads
Great story, but had language and a very dark story line. I'd still recommend it however. Just don't listen when kids are in the car. :)
I listen to books when I am at the gym.This book was great entertainment, a wonderful escape at the end of a day, and made me want to go to the gym so I could listen to it.
Alpaca farmer, gardener, poet. Loves reading & listening to books, music, writing, and learning. Life is good!
I like fiction that I suppose could actually happen given a certain set of cirmcumstances. This isn't it. This story is just too outrageous to believe under any circumstance. The protagonist suffers absolutely no consequences for his actions, (as neither do his cohorts) and lots of money solves every problem in the end. I am surprised it won so many rave reviews. The narrator read well as "Michael," but if he is going to do accents, he needs to practice more. I thought the character "Elena" was certainly from Russia or a Slavic country. Spain? Really? His southern accent was....passable. I wouldn't recommend using a credit on this book if you enjoy credible fiction.
Not a great story, not very well written, and what can you do when you have poor material, but read it poorly... barely got through the first 3 hours and gave up...
This book was extremely gruesome (Hannibal level of gruesome) and not believable. I only write reviews when something is fantastic or I want to warn people not to waste their money. This one is the latter category. John Hart has some good books but I would advise you to skip this one.
I enjoyed listening to this book, as I have all of John Hart's novels. He was able to take a very dark character and make him seem more human. The narrator was perfect for the book. I look forward to John Hart's next novel.
This was my first Hart book and I can now say that I have another author to ad to my favorite list. This story was fast paced, and kept you on the edge of your seat the entire ride. It is one of those stories that gets read in 1 sitting because you can't put it down or turn it off. I say this book would be a great purchase for anyone who likes a great story with alot of twists. I wish they would make a movie of this book, I loved it!!!!
It had potential and was a reasonable read till towards the end and the ever mounting dead bodies. I became quite desensitized and almost yawned when there was another killing or another bizarre event. I found it laughable that after all the death, killing in cold blood, dying and pain inflicting practices, the characters began to talk about deep love and caring?
This is a well-written book, well read by the narrator. The characters and situations are entertaining and convincing, if a bit far-fetched. My problem was with the excruciatingly detailed violence, much of it focused on torture. I don't need to hear 5- to 10-minute, graphically harrowing descriptions of what happens to a character's constituent parts as a body is pierced, pulled, wired, broken, violated in ever more imaginative ways and and then strung up to die slowly. These scenes, and there were several, didn't advance the plot or increase my understanding of the characters. I found myself skipping ahead several times, and didn't miss much of the story, that I could tell.