Not worth your time. Both story and performance are weak. Narration was annoying, felt like I was being yelled at most of the time. Story line was so improbable and just plain silly most of the time.
The narrater was so irritating. Not sure which was worse the performance or the written word but both were bad.
The main character was all over the place. I need to care about the characters in a book, it makes the story worth listening to. I didn't care if this guy was the killer or victim, I just wanted him to stop talking.
How scattered the main character was not sure how the performance could be better.
I couldn't finish it. I listened to the first hour and just couldn't go any further.
This is the first James Patterson book I couldn't finish. I read everything he writes and so hard to believe this is the same writer who writes the Michael Bennett books.
His "voices" were wonderful. As Ben, I was mesmerized.
Naw....nothing moved me....but it was great entertainment.
I started this book months ago and it was slow...really slow. Luckily I gave it a second chance because once it got going....I could not stop. Great story line, great twists and turns...relates well to current events (2014). I wish people who don't like anything JP does would just stop reading his stuff and writing bad reviews.
I am a truck driver who loves listening to audio books. I also play a music and some gardening when I can. I do really like to cook as well.
I loved this story. It had humor, action, murder, spies, a little sex, (very little but it was there) and a great narrator. This is one of the funnest books I have listened to in a long time. The main character Ben at first seemed a little spacy but pulls it out in the end. There were quiet action sounds in the back ground that added to the story and Kevin Collins was a great narrator. All around I highly recommend this book.
I just could not get engaged in the story line. I was also challenged listening. Not sure if was the narrator or maybe some of the added theatrics.
I wasn't thrilled with the narrator for this story but again, it may have been the added sound effects that seemed to distract me.
In fairness to the authors and narrator, I did not finish the book. After a couple of hours, I was still not engaged and decided to stop listening.
I liked he way the story was filled with suspense as to who was Ben's friend and who was out to do him in. Particularly liked that the ends were tied up as the story progressed. Also really liked the bits of humor and the digressions of the reporter. it was good to have a helper now and then to give Ben a hand.
The showdown at the Whitehouse, and how Ben led the attackers to follow him there was quite spectacular.
Total shock with the contents of the tape that Ben guessed
I liked Ben the best but also liked his secretary Ashley Brook and the Irish cop from Chicago.
Lots of humor in the book and some researched info re past presidents
Good book would have been better without the Presidential and movie line trivia, I found it distracting from the storyline.
I read everything by James Patterson.
Just about everything. The main character was supposed to be in mortal danger throughout the book yet he was just…silly. You couldn't be frightened for him couldn't root for him. He was just awful. THe non-stop references to old movies and cancelled TV shows was simply annoying.
Not have tried to make it a comedy if they wanted me to take it seriously
He was actually very good. He was full of expression and had he been narrating another book I may well have enjoyed him.
Disappointment and irritation
I LOVE LOVE LOVE James Patterson. But this book was a total disappointment