Keeps you involved.
The complexity of the plot. I love flashbacks. Love the characters.
His accent brings the Indian culture alive.
Slumdog Billionaire. Didn't he win a billion rupees?
Virgil Flowers is as entertaining a character as Lucas Davenport. Perhaps even more so now that Lucas is all "settled down".
I listen to the book while in the car and I am sure some people wonder why I am driving along laughing. Carl Hiaasen is a great story crafter and there is action, mystery, interesting good guys and horrible bad guys! Best of all, humor. Love it.
I love Robert's Crais characters (Dave R.). It is exactly the kind of entertaining mystery and action I prefer listening to in the car as I am driving. This one didn't disappoint. My big problem is keeping track of the books I have already ready over the years.
Jim Colby was fine.
The literary quality of this book is probably fine. It was literary enough to catch the eye of the movies and also two of my favorite actors. I even tried to watch the movie. Not a good experience either.
I like to read/listen for pure entertainment or educational value. This book was non stop depressive violence and people debasing each other and themselves. Like violent pornography, I don't enjoy reading/listening/watching it. I did complete it because I don't like to leave a book unfinished. However the end and the "surprise" plot twist was evident long before the last page.
Plot was so-so. Interesting background on the Chicago World's Fair. DROP the "good ole cowboy" accent for the narrating character. It became very annoying and I had to force myself to finish the book. A book has to be pretty awful for me not to finish it!
I recommend. I like stories about set in the bayou area with Cajun characters. I really like the hero who is an awesome senior citizen with aches, pains and still has the moves! I listen while driving for entertainment and this was very entertaining. I will try more Theall books.
Ace Atkins picks up the baton. I love RBP books and am happy to know we will have more.
LOVE Joe Mantegna doing anything but Spenser is especially enjoyable.
I like the full JLB novels better. The short stories were harder to follow. My bookmark was not working well on this audio and kept jumping around.
EXCEPTION: the story "Hack" made me cry. My 94 year old dad recently passed.
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