Contrary to many other Audible listeners, I am not a fan of Scott Brick. His reading style and quavery voice annoy me, but I can deal with it if I really want to hear the book. This was a mediocre thriller, not bad, not the best I've read/listened. I found myself tuning out for long periods of time, then struggling to understand what happened later on the road. I did not feel the need to 'rewind' and listen to the missed parts. I'm left wondering if it's because Scott Brick was the narrator, or if the story just didn't keep me intrigued enough. I might pick this book up to read myself if I see it in the library, and give it another chance. In the meantime, I'll keep avoiding this narrator.
Umh, I think I would, well, maybe, well maybe not. I'm still grasping for a decision with this audiobook. Although I do mostly enjoy Scott Brick's narration's. Sometimes I feel it's either his reading or just what he has to read that seems to take sooooo long to get to the "meat and potatoes" of the story, I find myself "rewinding" through chapters, and saying to myself - "Self -What in the world is this book about" This would definitely be one of those - What????? I'm lost. There were so many characters, and back and forth, and will we ever get to the actual storyline. Whew, I'm tired just thinking about explaining it. Well, I'll just move on to my next audiobook...
Interesting....finally - ok, I get it now
Yes, I'm nervous though..
Yes, I think Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron would be a good collaboration.
A very well-written suspense book, the narrator was great, and probably one of my favorite audible listens so far. Great character development and the pace of the story was perfect. An edge of your seat listen for sure.
At the top
James Patterson's books
He used different voices
How far a parent would go for their child..how corrupt people can be
Semi retired computer field engineer.
I remember liking Scott Brick more in other readings. It's odd, he did really well on the characterizations, but in the more narrative parts, he kept droning on with this weepy tone that detracted from the necessary or needed. I found myself relieved when he would go into character as the narrative voice really got painful.
Now the book, the writing and mostly the story, kept me listening. It's a slow burn kind of plot. It does get better as it progresses. The reasons and motives at the end were not shocking, or thrilling, but interesting. You get very interested in the characters and their story. That is the core value here.
The characters are almost laboriously developed, but I think a lot of the feeling of labor steamed more from the narration than other factors.
Would I recommend this book as a worthwhile (read) listen? Sure. The writing is above average for sure. It's Scott that kinda' let me down this time, but mostly in the narrative. Characters "voices" were fine. Less weepy narrative would have made the book 4~5 stars.
The prose, the story line, the fact that this writer does not telescope the plot/ending. An extremely good mystery/thriller that has me, now, a fan who will download all of Greg Hurwitz books. I must also mention the reader, Scott Brick, who is absolutely a perfectchoice.
After listening to many books, I have finally found a writer that is worthy! Great prose, incredible story line, that does not telescope the plot/ending. A thriller in the true sense of the word. Frankly, I wanted to go straight through to the end, however, as it is so very good, I also wanted to savour it, and am still listening. I just wanted to share this so that more listeners can enjoy a fine writer. I shall download the rest of his books, hopefully, they will all be unabridged. If not, could Audible make it so. Thank you Greg Hurwitz, you have restored my faith in the written word. An avid Los Angeles listener.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
The mystery. No clue on the why you were next.
The surprise the energy each character brought to the book.
Yes. I love Scott Brick's performances.
A great thriller. I encourage listeners to not pass this one by.
This is my first book with Gregg Hurwitz, but numerous times with Scott Brick. The combination was spot on. Its a must listen to,
The biggest problem I had with this book was that I was expecting Shep to be the equalizer and get the bad guys back, a sort of "now you're gonna find out what fear is". Instead Michael didn't really seem to need him.
And the whole reason behind the terror was kind of lame and unbelievable.
But I liked the going back in time and how the relationship with Shep came into being.
We were looking for a mystery/drama that would draw us into the story, and Mr. Hurwitz did not disappoint. The narration was spot on as well. This is not a story for people who cannot take a little tension in the plot.