Audible version extremely disjointed!
I will if it goes back to the previous narrators.
Just about any SINGLE narrator.
I don't know if the book will have redeeming qualities....I couldn't get past the audible part...only got a couple chapters in. No one else I know that likes to listen to books could listen either. The book might be great!
This is the first time I feel I wasted $$ getting an audio book... I listen to them a lot and have never been this disappointed. Apparently no one with any say in the matter listened to this book before they released it or it never would have made it to the market.
I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.
The plot was reminiscent of another one of his books that discussed data mining.Although he has given Lincoln a new situation regarding his health it does not improve the flow of the story. This book had much less about Lincoln's relationship with his paramour, Amelia. In the past books the personal relationships in his life were so important and gave the books their color and dimension.
No, I would read another book in this series and hope for the best
The narrator was satisfactory but not great.
The book is part of a series that I love.
One good narrator can make you believe you are listening to a vast cast of characters with subtle nuances of tone and voice. Listening to the female narrator jump in occasionally with Amelia's lines makes you realize Amelia's window dressing for the story. "Send?" "Now?" "What do you mean by that?" ARGH!
Deaver is too good a writer for this crappy recording.
the book seems like a rush job. it lacks the patience and mystery that deaver has brought to past lincoln rhyme books.
any of those who have previously read lincoln rhyme books
i don't know whose idea it was to cast several narrators, but it was a big mistake - very distracting in a way that takes one away from the story. i've enjoyed all the lincoln rhyme books, but i'm very disappointed by this one.
I am sad. I always llook forward to Rhyme books. And the voice that did Emilia was terrible. She is too strong a woman for that whimpy voice.
the multiple readers is distracting an s the selected readers were poor choices. asking for a refund
It suffered from among other things too many endings. And the big reveals if not for the pesky Lincoln Rhyme and his team. The other difficulty was the narration. There were three narrators who at times were solo and at other times were more than one working together. I prefer if there is only one reader in a section if there must be multiple readers. Having two or more readers sometimes reading together brought me out of the story.
The twists and turns in the plot made my head spin. I found myself wishing for a print copy to go back. Has never happened to me before.
Also, I had a preconceived idea of how Lincoln Rhyme should sound...and this wasn't it. And some sounded so similar to others that it would take me a minute or two to figure out who was talking.
There are always several cliff hangers in the Rhyme novels and this one didn't disappoint. Worth a listen.
Although I enjoyed the narration, someone needs to tell Jay Snyder that "conch" is pronounced "conk"!!
I enjoyed this one almost as much as my other Jeffery Deaver reads.
No, but I've grown accustomed to Deaver's style of writing, so I don't stress as much.
I agree with previous reviewers that the multiple narrators are a bit jarring, but I believe that claiming it ruins the entire book is a bit extreme. Amelia's voice is much more clear than the others, and, as a result, comes through a bit more piercing in the beginning, but honestly, after the first few minutes, my brain adjusted just fine. No, my issues with this book had nothing to do with the narration, more I found that keeping the names of the multiple main characters/suspects straight was a bit more difficult in this book than in others. They are all government agents of some sort and are referred to by last name most of the time. I am on my second listen, because I am quite sure I missed some details the first time around. Still, I enjoyed it just fine during my commute to and from work and DO recommend it.