Tracy, CA, United States | Member Since 2005
This one was a little strange for me coming from James Patterson. If you are familiar with his books, you expect a certain type so when he offers a book so off the mark from his usual, it feels a little like false advertising. It makes me wonder how much he actually contributes to the writing or if he is just 'Selling his Name' on some of his co-written books.
This one was a surprise, however. I hardly can give credit to Mr. Patterson, since it is so far from anything I have read of his, so I guess the credit is going to his unknown co-writer Andrew Gross.
I usually like current day murder/mystery stories, but his was about the Crusades in Europe when knights were off pilaging towns in search of historical christian artifacts. Although I am not too interested in the topic, I did really enjoy the listen. The historical references and the descriptive about what actually could have occured were fabulous. It actually made me more interested in learning about those times and the struggles of the peasants - who were killed and tortured for entertainment or for any reason at all.
I absolutely loved it and was sorry when it ended!
I listened to about 1 hour and had to change to something else.
No. I have listened to other spy novels and still love the genre.
Narrator was OK. Storyline was... just... a... snoozefest.
I didn't get through enough of the book to comment.
I recommend this series. I have gotten attached to the characters and enjoy hearing them in each series. My only negative comment is although the narrator is able to capture unique voices for the different main characters in each story, but anyone with an accent tends to sound Russian. This is a bit annoying, when someone with a Hispanic name comes off sounding like they are from Russia.
A different narrator
I am not sure if I will reach the end. The narrator is killing it for me...
The guy narrating this book sounds like a 70 year old retired broadcaster with a voice better suited to television commercials about viagra or scooters. In the sexy scenes I get grossed out. When he changes his voice for other characters he sounds cartoonish. I really had a hard time listening and think I will abandon this one without finishing.
Before you download this book, I highly recommend that you listen to the sample to make sure you will be able to enjoy hearing this.... I would not have downloaded the book if I had done that.
I really liked the narrator in this story.
At first I was wondering where this was going. But slowly it became clearer. I really liked how the story was told from the perspectives of the main characters and I grew to really like these people.
I liked the scene where Maggie chased down the burgler's brother in the park.
I enjoyed hearing the background of Maggie and how loyal she was to her human pack leader in the Marines. I also enjoyed how the author explained things from Maggie's perspective. My heart dropped towards the end when I didn't know if she died or survived for a few minutes... very happy with the ending.
The book was so far fetched and went against the grain of belief. The narrator was not very good either. She had two voices, high excitable and monotone. These two did not blend well with the story. Don, who is dying of cancer, always sounds like a young kid about to go to Disneyland. The mad, sad, introspective dialog all sounded this way. Terrible, no wonder it was free. I could only get through half of the book because it was just that bad.
Need something more exciting.
Another narrator, but the story was so bad it might not have helped.
The whole thing went down hill so fast, I would not have published it at all.
Like all the other stories, I love the way Jack Reacher follows his own code. He risks his career in this one and loses, but he stays on his moral ground and solves a mystery that needed solving and executes the punishment.
This story was OK. I did like the references to the dogs, however the narrator was a little difficult to listen to. She has several voices that she used, but a lisp that is a little like nails on a chalk board. It is an OK listen. I am a big fan of Rizolli and Isles, so it is a pity because the same narrator does that series.
The lisp is a bit annoying to listen to for that many hours.
I love the charactors and the plots. Very simple, easy to follow and I like the moral John with his side kick Danny. I also like the setting in a beach town that has tourist seasons and otherwise a quiet small town atmosphere.
Definately. If you like murder mystery but do not like all the gore of some of the crime stories out there. These stories would be appropriate for even a younger audiance (teens) who like mysteries.
This narrator is AWSOME! So many voices, he is easy to follow when he changes charactors - a lot of diversity without any fake sounding (cartoon-like) voices.
About 1/2 way through the book, when they introduced Duncan, I was totally bored out of my wits and wondered why I downloaded this story... so I went back to Audible and read the reviews. Most listeners liked the book and I read about the ending so I decided to stick it out. The book was OK, but a real snore. I was happy that Jade got her revenge at the end, but it was a long and boring trip for the listener to get there...
Narrator was good. No complaints.
I like action and thriller or detective stories. This book was more of a romance novel - close to a harlequin type story. Not my cup of tea...
The series and characters are interesting and the narrator has a wide range of voices and accents to pull from, however I didn't like that this series is taking place in the future and some of the references are weird. Not much for sci-fi, and a mixture of sci-fi detective was not to my liking.
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