The story line was OK but for a Cotton Malone series it was slow.
No. To slow and disjointed. Difficult to get into any flow.
Life. I always search for books read by Scott first, author second
First book I have ever returned.
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
I just got back from 2 weeks in London as I began listening to this book. Perfect timing, Berry incorporates so many places I saw into this book. Its worth the read. One of the castles in the book I did not see, but looked up in my London book and am now upset I didnt get there. It's an interesting tail that I understand after 2 weeks in London. Truth is the mystery could be told in 3 chapters but the sights and scenes of London make the unabridged version worth it.
I love this series and this book did not disappoint. I love the way Steve Berry weaves historical facts with his own ideas. It gives his books a great twist. I appreciate how Mr. Berry explains the places he visited for his research at the end of his book and separates the fact from fiction. I highly disagree with other reviewers regarding Scott Brick's narration. I think Mr. Brick is one of the best narrators and cannot imagine Cotton Malone with any other voice.
2 hours to much with historical information. Certainly, a little is needed to support the premise of the story. However, every marriage and offspring in English history is overkill.
Other than that a solid story line. Scott Brick always a solid read.
Yes and I've been recommending these Steve Berry novels for years.
How could it not? All of the good/bad guys plus the subject matter truly makes one wonder.
Scott has a wonderful speaking voice which has become "Cotton Malone" to my ears.
Is truth worth the consequences?
Mom of 3 and a book lover.
I simply love it and enjoy the thrill that arouse in me while listening the audio. I even consider to have it in movie version (if available). This is my first with the author, I love to venture another of his work.
I would recommend it because it is part of the series but it isn't nearly as compelling as other entries into the series. Don't get me wrong, I love the writing of Steve Berry and Cotton Malone as a character. This was just my least favorite so far.
As always, Scott Brick's performance was fabulous.
I typically don't read a title if I'm going to listen to it. The reader, Scott Brick, is excellent.
I'd really hate to give anything away! The whole premise of the story is very plausible.
Brick is a good reader for Cotton Malone, he does Malone's sarcasm very well
I really like the author's notes at the end which tell what parts of the book are accurate to history and what was made up. It really adds to the historical aspect.
The book was well written and the story was cohesive. It didn't go off on tangents.
There were constant twists with the cohesive story line that made you think and made sure that you had to remain engrossed and pay attention.
Cotton Malone was my favorite character
Steve Berry is an author that knows how to keep readers entertained and coming back for more.