I cannot think of a demographic that would enjoy this half-baked story.
Clear Accents Inflection
Vivian's character. She was superfluous and added nothing to the story. Her character was used to add sex and an attempt at the complexity of human relationships. The relationship between Colonel Gann and the Princess accomplished more in the few pages in which it featured.
Nelson Demille is a fun author and I usually enjoy his books immensely. True to his form, the build up and Ethiopian history were interesting and attention grabbing. That this was a grail quest wasn't the problem, but rather how the quest was handled including the climax and epilogue. Actually, the epilogue was one of the biggest letdowns I've experienced in years.
Maybe it was his first book; I am a devotee but this book is not up to his standards; nor is the narration up to Scott Brick's!
absolutely, but without foreign accent
all the little personal scenes
DeMille. Scott brick is great.. together they are unbeatable. cannot pass up their work. great.
** spoiler alert ** This book was a rewritten shorter work from the 70s. It should have probably been left shorter. This novel is way too long and plodding. The title would be more fitting if it were "Talking About the Quest" or "Planning a Quest." There is a TON of slow, tedious, only moderately interesting planning and discussing and preparing for the Grail quest. The relationship aspect was apparently grafted on for the novel and wow, is it frustrating. The lead female character just needs to make her mind up about the man she wants! After the long, sometimes interminable leadup to the quest, the team encounters a character that confirms of their speculations and the book speeds to a quick finish, including a pretty predictable encounter with the book's main bad guy.
Probably not when I compare this novel to other books written by Nelson Demille
This book was a huge disappointment. Other books by this author are usually 5 Star. Scott Brick again delivers a fine performance, but the book was too long for the plot. The description of Ethiopia during the 70's revolution is much appreciated, but the story itself was average.
The very beginning about the priest's captivity and escape.