Addicted to audio-books.
Fun series and Scott Brick is flawless as usual. Isaac Bell was born to be a hero
The narrator irritates me with his odd emphasis where there should be no emphasis. He jars you out of the story with his lamebrain affectations. I have him again in another book...If I'd only known.
I am a huge fan of Dirk Pitt, but with the Isaac Bell series, I have a new favorite Cussler character. The race is set during the early days of flight, when anybody daring enough was free to fly. The description of a cross-country air race during this time gives you a window into how people strove to push the limits of flight.
While the story revolves around the air race, it is a typical Cussler mystery with twists and turns. Isaac Bell is as brave and cunning as Dirk Pitt. If you like the Pitt series, then this is an excellent change. You get the same fantastical events, but instead of ships, subs, and sunken treasure, you get primitive planes, early automobiles, and trains.
Scott Brick is a pro at these books. I always enjoy his work. When I see his name, I know the narration will be top quality.
If you expect "The Race" to be a typical Cussler you probably won't be disappointed. Like all the Isaac Bell Adventures the story is a little more obvious than the Dirk Pitt novels or the Oregon Files, but well worth the time if you don't care too much for realism and just wish to be entertained.
I get the impression that which each new Cussler series the quality tends to drop a notch. The Fargo adventures being the absolute low point with stories far beyond the realm of believability and completely hollow unsympathetic characters. However, "The Race" as well as all the other Isaac Bell stories have a nice captivating story as well as some likeable characters which seem to have passions, feelings, ambitions and goals and thus still seem to be people you can relate to. Don't get me wrong. It's still shallow but it's fun, and that's all I need when the name "Cussler" is on the cover.
senior sci-fi connoisseur
This story wasn't as engaging as most of Cussler's stories
Mr Brick is a pro. I always appreciate his performances
no...just not that good
This was a rollicking adventure. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that the author says "tall detective" it seems in every other sentence. Love the Isaac Bell character.
A few surprises in the story at the beginning and end chapters
Better plot in the middle with harry frost
would not know
not too many surprises for this bell story. The wrecker was much better
Yes, the plot did keep me entertained but not to the point of sitting on the edge of my seat.
To me Scott Brick is the voice of Issaic Bell. He has just the right innotation for the character.