nope love audible on the move
never heard them together before
Bomb in garbage shoot and he covers his beloved with his body! So manly!!!
I love James Patterson, so clearly this is a bias review. James was one of the first authors that really sparked my love of reading post college. This story had it all, sex, crime, bitterness, revenge. I sometimes feel guilty reading fiction books, thinking I should be using my precious spare time for bettering myself with business books or self help, but I don't feel bad about loving books like this (audio helps too since I can be doing other things while "reading". James Patterson will never write a classic novel, but his books are damn entertaining and this is no exception.
Like so many of his novels, the thing I like most about James Patterson is the character intertwining with each other. All characters have a back story and somehow it all makes sense. Of course, the intriguing mystery of crime novels is well represented.
I dislike when audio narrators use exaggerated voices. I thought the voices on this book were in sync with character. Although, admittedly, the new york accent was a little mundane.
Moved me... no. But, the lead detective working with his ex who he still had a flame for was something I could identify with...
Classic, predictable Patterson. Fits right along the same lines as the Alex Cross series of books.
Like I said, same type of storylines that the Alex Cross series has. Twists and suspense in typical fashion.
Easy listening. The books keeps you wanting to know more. I hope the ending is as good as the build up.
We are John Patterson fans and we listen to books while we travel so sometimes we stick with a book just because we don't have anything else to do and this is one of those books. It felt like it was a book that was put together to make a buck. We were not at all disappointed when it ended. We were disappointed in John Patterson and this book.
It was if you are driving through west Texas with nothing else to do. But otherwise?-Not
I really am not eligible to review, I don't guess, because this story was so bad, in my opinion, that I did not finish reading it.....a 4 - or 5-star usually grabs me right at the beginning of the book.
"The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton is still on my iPod right now. Although, it is a slow-go, I will see it to the end, because Morton has well-placed little gems throughout her stories. They are well worth the wait.
The performance was probably better than I gave it credit for because the story was so poor.
Very big disappointment, I love "cop" stories, and really like some of Patterson's work. This one did not fit the bill...the "hero" was too full of himself and over the top.
Patterson's work depends a lot on his co-author these days. I was not familiar with this one, so decided to give it a shot. I was not enthralled.
Interesting story idea almost ruined by thin (almost nonexistent) character development and a huge need for suspension of disbelief. Really stupid decisions and oversights by the lead characters for dramatic effect (think B-movie script and you get the idea). Some very good action sequences. OK narration.
Not bad, just passable entertainment without substance. Story gets an extra star for some originality. All in all entirely forgettable.
The author and producers of this recording have managed to achieve something seldom ever approached: they have discovered nearly the exact intersection of trite and contrived. If you're a fan of real mysteries and police procedurals, skip this one. If you like cheesy comic books, you might like it.
The story is written as a made for TV drama. Shallow characters, predictable behaviors and a conclusion you could see a mile away. Certainly not the Patterson we had learned to love.
The super hero qualities of the duo, the ease of finding the primary suspect, the predictability of each scene.
I would have made a cheap movie out of it, and be done.
Skp this one.
As an English Lit major many moons ago, I have always had a hunger and interest in the written word. This new-to-me medium,if you will, has offered another delightful facet to my Listening opening up another dimensional side of my sensory perception by utilizing the spoken word to draw me into exciting worlds.
I APPRECIATE THE MUNDANE IN DEVELOPING A STORY LINE AT TIMES BUT I WAS WAITING FOR SOME REAL, SUSPENSEFUL (I WOULD HAVE BEEN SATISFIED TO BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE) ACTION WHICH ELUDED ME RIGHT UP THE THE LAST SENTENCE.
THE STORY SEEMS TO CONTINUE AD NAUSEAM , THE LISTENER ALREADY SOLVED THE CRIME ONCE YOU TRULY KNOW WHAT THE FOCUS IS.
AS MUCH AS I LOVE THE CLASSIC PATTERSON, THIS JUST DOESN'T "CUT IT"
YES OF COURSE
WELL GAITED, NICELY VARIED AND PLEASANT
YES, BEN AFFLECK AND PERHAPS SANDRA BULLOCK
THIS LISTENING EXPERIENCE WAS NOT HORRIBLE BY ANY MEANS BUT LACKED THE SUSPENSE PATERSON IS NOTED FOR---