I have listened to the entire Cotton Malone series from Steve Berry and looked forward to the next installment. I enjoy the interweaving of a historical narrative with a modern adventure. However, this book is simply ponderous. Though I normally enjoy Scott Brick, in this reading he sounds like a bored history professor. Overall, I would recommend the other books in the series and skip this one.
Scott Brick is the premier narrator in audio books, he truly brings each story to life.
The Kings Deception turns Royal lineage on its head. The blend of historic facts twisted with modern espionage keeps the reader/listener interested on two parallel planes, "what actually happen during and just after the reign of Henry the 8th and how far will modern day diplomats go to keep a 400 year old secret.
Another in Steve Berry's series of spell-binding masterpieces . . . Bring on the next in the series !!
I love the way Berry takes quirks and mysteries of history and turns them into great fictional stories.
anyone else. i could not listen, had to read the book he is so bad. will never get another audio book that he narrates
Oh yes Learn a lot of history and a good story
Yes if they love Cotton Malone if they dont most likly no
All the British characters
No the story is very complete
The story had a lot of interesting history but was told in small amounts. Jump to much between time periods
Scott Brick is the only reason I listened to this book until the end. He never fails to enthrall the listener, which was difficult in this audiobook. I found that the book had promising elements, but rambled on in a way that was difficult to follow at best. I dislike the character, Cotton Malone. Maybe its just his idiotic name, but I don't think so.
No, not in this genre. I love suspense books and thrillers.
It was only Scott Brick that involved me at all. I was not pleased with any character in the book although Mr. Brick was able to make each one real.
Disappointment. It really wasn't worth all these hours of my time.
I really tried to like the character "Cotton Malone." I am well aware of his popularity, but it was a no go for me. I even went so far as to listen to another book in the series. My overall opinion? I will not waste my time with this author again.
Elizabethan, paternity, and corruption.
The young pickpocket and Ms. Mary. They add a bit of humanity to the book that may have otherwise been missing.
For the most part he did a great job. There were times I found it difficult to separate his portrayals because their voices and mannerisms were quite similar, but for the women he did a pretty nice job.
I don't typically read Steve Barry books, but I purchased it for a road trip I was taking with my husband. I found the action packed narrative to go quite well with my cleaning schedule.
I really liked the early Cotton Malone books, but the series seemed like it was losing steam into just being "ok" and formulaic. I found the story line here to be well paced and engaging. I did find the big historical secret to be a bit of a laugh-er, but if you can suspend your disbelief and stifle some giggles and focus on the spy story and intrigue aspects it's an enjoyable ride.
Scott Brick does his usual solid job. He's not my favorite but he does a good performance, but I do always struggle with his representation of female characters that always sound the same.
yes Reader was great and the story line was fasinating with the history
the emotion of all the characters
I loved it