A plot my child could have written. Melodramatic and cliched
not likely, I'd be careful
new story new readers Is this supposed to be tongue and cheek. The story has no character developement scenes poorly described and the dialogue over cliched
It can't be saved
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
NYPD Red is one of the best police officer/thriller books that I have ever read. However I have listened to a lot of audio books, so it is hard to rank it. I know that if I were to listen to it again, after just finishing it, I would pick up on a great many more details. That, to me, is the mark of a well written book.
One of the most memorable moments was finding out just how twisted the villain and his accomplice are.
I have heard Jay Snyder's performance before and he is always very good. I've not heard any of Edoardo Ballerini's performance. The only reason that I did not allow five stars for performance was because I felt I was always catching up with who was speaking. This could've been because of the writing and not the performers.
Notes: violence, sexual situations, strong language. The description of violence is especially graphic so if this is something that bothers you, be aware of that.
This would be a great movie, pardon the pun. It had everything and more without losing my attention. It is one of the best and most screwy of cop and villainous lineups I have ever heard. One must pay close attention to every detail or you may be lost. However, it is well worth the listen, fantastic.
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Some reviewers say the story is not realistic - but, HEY, its a book meant to entertain and it really does do that. It is fast paced and held my attention from the first page to the last. I gulped it down in one session. The bad guy, Gabe, is cunning and is making a movie his way - in real time with no camera. He is good at what he does. The good guy is Zack, a policeman who is on the trail of the diabolical killer is also good, most of the time, at what he does. I am sorry, but I did not like the "good girl", Kylie, very much even though I think I am supposed to like her. I guess I don't like her because I like Zack so much and he is in love with her, but she is married to someone else. Ironically, I liked the parts where Gabe and his girl friend, Lexie, were speaking the best of all the parts of the book - and there are many great parts. The chapters are short and gripping, the action quick and furious, but not overly gruesome (except for one short part, which I won't put it since it is a spoiler). Really a very entertaining book but not great literature - just enjoy.
Good cop story with comic counterpoints. Goes a long way toward filling the gap left by Ed McBain and the 19th Precinct series.