No so many Russian names
I don't know
I liked the narrator
I don't know
I had a very hard time figuring out who was who from the names.
Polar Star features the same detective from Gorky Park: Arkady Renko. This time he’s working on the “slime line” of a fish-processing ship in the Bering Sea, and is called into action to investigate the murder of a fellow crewmember. I found the description of life on the ship very interesting, but I wasn’t all that taken with the actual plot. The narration was good.
It was very bland and depressing to me.
Yes, I would try again. He seems like a good writer, maybe he has other works that are not such a downer.
The story improved as it went along. The reader's inflection were distracting at times, otherwise good. Became an engaging story.
The details of the story were too gory for my taste. The author created an intense atmosphere of blood and fishguts and violent people. The end of the book finds the protagonist drifting toward his next adventure.
Depends. It's a so so book. Probably most interesting to men who like gear.
More character driven, less focus on setting. Story is mediocre.
Depends. It could be better as a movie, depending on who directs and acts.
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I bought this based on someone's review as the "BEST BOOK EVER" . What? This was almost boring and complicated to the point of just shutting it off and reading a book. I couldn't even stay along with the story because it changed so much and added so many characters I couldn't even tell you who they are now. I am sorry, but I cannot recommend a book that I can't even remember after listening to it. I would pass.
Wouldn't be in this series.
Simplify the plot and characters to the point where an average person can keep track of them.
Yes - read a book.