This was the second Gregg Hurwitz book and I liked it very much. Scott Brick is a fave narrator and he always lends credibility to a book in my estimation. Fast moving intricate unusual themed story.... so well read that you forget about the narrator.
As I sit here, still wiping away the tears, I had to write this review. I loved this book! I could not put it down! One of my favorites ... though, admittedly, emotionally and suspensefully draining by the end. I felt so much for the main character, Nate. Excellent book.
I read/listened to "The Program" by Mr. Hurwitz, but Mr. Brick's cadence as he is reading is annoying.
Not if Scott Brick is the narrator.
His reading style and cadence is not for me. The up and then down of every paragraph is too one-dimensional and doesn't indicate more subtle meaning like irony or dark humor.
I kept getting all the Russian names confused and ultimately didn't really care about any of the characters except maybe the dog. :-)
Despite the melancholy manner of the narrator, this story is a grabber. A man on a ledge about to commit suicide for all the wrong reasons, with too many loose ends left dangling in the breeze, suddenly, something happens that forces all choice to come into focus and be dealt with. I couldn't wait to continue listening between times.
I could not finish the book. It had the makings of an interesting book but Scott Brick totally ruined it. His narration ends every sentence as a dramatic statement. Every sentence is whispered. His ability to alter voices is non existence.
Choose anyone other than Scott Brick as the narrator.
Scott Brick must learn to read a book and let it flow. Believe it or not a statement such as "The Sun Was Shining" does not need a dramatic upturn at the end. It also does not require reading in a whispered voice. This guy is awful and I will never download another book read by Scott Brick.
Fire Scott Brick
Loved this book. Great plot twists. Great action. What a ride. I am now going to listen to every book this author has on Audible. I hope my heart can take it.
Too much contrived detail. No one thinks as detailed as this author pours out. It makes the actual narrative seem contrived. Simply too over verbalized.
Implausible story. Alot of time spent on the high drama relationship between the protagonist and his daughter. This was tough to get through and quickly ground away at expectations I had for this book.
In hind sight it seemed many elements of the book were stereotypical. For example we have PTSD, unsigned divorce papers, East European mafia and so on.
The mafia boss was an interesting guy and I would have liked to know more about him, his history and life.
Greg Hurwitz's writing skills are terrific. This is the first I heard of him..however, I am now a fan. However, the reason I bought the book was Scott Brick - and he did not disappoint.
Everything: the action, the twists and turns, the love, and the tragedy of Lou Gerhig's disease.
The beginning bank robbery scene sold me...it was so descriptive, I felt like I was there that day.
We all have a purpose in life.
The only thing you get for free, is nothing.
Not really. For me the suffering went on way to long. I get that he is torn up from his past but please get on with it. The last third was great.
He took the troubles of the past and kept them in front of you so you couldn't get past it.
All the characters were great
No! But if he kept going on about how sorry he felt, I would have jumped