Good story, not great but good. Got painfully thru 3/4 of it and just simply had to stop. Not because of the story but Scott Brick's narration. EVRYTHING is sooooo dramatic with that mans voice! It just ruins great books and I dont understand why he narrates so many. He can make something as simple as the dog in this story licking his paw sound like the end is near! If YOU like him, then get the book because the storyline and plot are worth a credit.
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I have waited several days to write this review. It hasn't gotten any better. The cause of all the mayhem in the story is one spoiled young lady. Just when the story could end, a different teen girl further complicates things.
In the usual Hurwitz style, the book keeps moving. The scene on the ledge outside while a bank robbery is in progress inside, the mystery of why the Ukranians want the contents of a safe deposit box, the struggling hero, and the race to protect two (conflicting) families has twists and many characters.
The hero is believable with his PTSD, broken family, and diagnosis of ALS.
The Ukranians are overdone. It is hard to believe that they only hang out together, are the baddest of the bad, are evil all day long every day, and murder and torture when they don't get their way or for pure enjoyment.
All that being said, it was a decent listen. I did continue to the (predictible) end. I have enjoyed Hurwitz in the past and will give him another listen in the future.
Scott Brick, again, gives a great reading.
I bought this book on the daily special and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Many twists and turns in the plot kept it interesting to the very end.
The daughter's boyfriend added comic relief but had his touching moments.
Scott is an incredible narrator. I love it every time he turns up on a book.
I listen while commuting so that is not really an option but listening in 90 chunks was not a problem and I could not wait to get back into the car and listen to more.
Great book. Give it a try.
I have never read the print version.
Yes somewhat, trying to figure out how the villain always found the hero.
When the two protagonists were on the roof with the good guy keeping the bad guy from falling to his death, it was kind of poetic justice.
Some of the parts of the book were too predictable.
The Narrator was very talented, pulling you into the story with his ability to change tone, infliction and accent.
The way it is written, you really feel for the characters
Too hard to pick one. Scott did an incredible job
Yers, I did, but I couldn't because I had to leave work!
Scott Brick can make any book exciting - I search for books he narrates.
beginning in the bank
Great book to listen to.
Executed well enough, with decently memorable characters. Fits of heavy-handedness and outlandishness detract, but mostly it just didn't leave much of an impression.
I totally enjoyed the survivor. Non stop suspense. And the narrator was excellent. Often I thought there was more than one reader. I love this book and all the chapters came to life each day. I couldn't wait to get in car to listen.
I started with this author with "You're Next" so thought I would try another. Really enjoyed Scott Brick's narration and do again in this book. Am liking both this author and narrator!
First of all Gregg Hurwitz has an incredible sense of imagery. You can absolutely see the story as it's being read. Scott Brick is a consummate narrator. He captures the story eloquently. I could not put it down. His characters are vivid, the story is movie material and should be adapted for one. This is a MUST READ. Don't miss this. I'm ready for another Gregg Hurwitz novel.