The reading of this one totally read it. where did they get this reader - a middle school drama class? total waste of money.
This was a great story, but the reader/readers ruined it -- some of the *emotion* was so rigid and forced, it became painful to listen. I stopped a couple of times and went to other books, but eventually finished it. In the future I'll avoid books listing these readers.
It started off good enough, if you can get past the computer generated voices, but it was so drawn out and unbelievable. The FBI was so lame, they should have all been dead by Part 2. Don't waste your money, move on and try something else.
The starting is good. Then the story is becoming too unrealistic. Side stories not interesting. The woman narrator voice is very irritating and unpleasant.
I've been keeping an occasional eye on Catherine Coulter for years. We share a family name, so her books always grab my attention - but I haven't read romances since I was a teenager. (We're not related - and, for that matter, I'm not related to that other infamous Coulter either.)
When I saw this on Audible, I was excited. I like FBI procedurals. I like a hint of the supernatural and inexplicable, and I've unexpectedly (for a mostly non-fiction reader) become a fan of Preston & Child's Pendergast series. I like the idea of a woman FBI agent, too.
So, I was set to enjoy this book - and I guess my expectations were too high.
What bugged me the most was the sudden leaps of logic, or illogical leaps to conclusions that several of the characters made. I'd be listening along, and all of the sudden would think, "What? Why?"
Some of the characters did some particularly stupid things as well - and I'm not talking about being attracted to an unattainable man, either.
So, I was I was annoyed. Very annoyed.
The Audio performance also annoyed me. The performers themselves were fine, but the problem was that the narration went back and forth between a male voice and female voice. Which, in the case of male or female characters talking worked, but when it came to inner voices and descriptions - it was random.
I really wish I'd had a better experience.
I am a former fan of C Coulter (reading) but this is the second one I have listened to on Audio and it is a total disaster with the readers Coulter is hiring. They are ruining her books! It will be hard to get through this book, they read like first graders. They don't have any idea how to make the characters sound serious or real. I am so disappointed the second time around. I tried this because it was a different reader than the first one but still a disaster. I am a true fan of audio but the readers are the ones that can make or break a truly good book.
60 yr old retired
The actual story in this book is rather entertaining. They readers are not very good. We both almost quit listening because of the Raiders, but we did want to find out how the thriller part of the FBI story ended. I would not recommend this book.
It seemed like a split second from the time I plugged in to the end of the Epilogue. I completed it in three days 81 chapters and enjoyed it greatly.