this was a fantastic listen. you want to or have to stay in the car. great detective work, great characters, great story development, twists and turns. i have listened to a boatload of detective novels, and this is at the top. i love most of the harry bosch books, for example, and this is simply a step ahead.
To get a better idea of my background. I am a working class white male in my forties. I love good fiction, and I love smart books. I have drifted towards a lot of European writers like Reginald Hill, Val McDermid.,Etc....
I don't have a huge review to write. The title says it all. If you read the first one - Then you'll prbably enjoy this one as well. If you didn't read the first one - Why the heck are you getting this one ;-) I didn't hate Scott Brick's narration - That was good.
Shut Your Eyes Tight is certainly worth a listen. The narration was unobtrusive and the plot was intriguing.
I was dissapointed with the shear number of loose ends left at the end of this book. The set-up and climax of the novel were awesome but the story ends abruptly with virtualy no resolution to many of the most interesting plot lines.That being said it was an enjoyable experience, one that I recommend to all readers of the first book in the David Gurney series.
Totally addicted to Audible.
This was my first book by this author but will not be my last. It was a multi-layered tale with complex characters. Scott Brick is great - as always.
His amazing voice.
This book is amazing in itself, suspense, great mystery, and a wonderful author. Adding Brick to the mix just sets it on fire, you are missing out by not listening to this book.
I am loving this author. Yes, the stories are a little farfetched, but the way he makes them all come together in a way you can almost believe makes them incredibly fun to read. Plus (and I said this with the first one), most of the clues are there for you as well -- i.e. unlike some detective novels where there are no "clues," just revealed pieces of the puzzle at the end. My only criticism is of Scott Brick. Normally, I really enjoy his style, but he overdid it here. I actually liked the reader of the first book better. While a lot of reviewers found that reader lacking, I thought Scott Brick got in the way. He portrays the hero as a man-with-a-chip-on-his-shoulder and arrogant, but I think he is actually simply introspective. Still, a fun, fun read. Definitely recommend. Looking forward to Mr. Verdon's third novel. Write fast, please!
Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.
Think of a Number was a book that was good enough, I was willing to try Verdon's next one. WOW! This book is outstanding and I always enjoy Scott Brick's narration. I hope John Verdon is just a youngster (relatively) because I will be looking for each one of his new books. The only irritation for me at all in this book is Madeline, David's wife. I know supposedly it helps round out the character, but each time she's in the picture...it distracts a little bit from the story. However, I still gave this a 5 star review.