It could have been time well spent if the story focused more on the healing powers of Jas and his relationship with the 40 people he was tasked to heal.
Too much gratuitous gay sex. I am not anti gay. The book could have been downsized by half or more if the excessive amount of sex (gay or straight) were omitted. The author needn't remove all the sex scenes, but what is there is excessive.
Actually I liked the performance of the character Lucas. I have a few gay friends and Lucas sounds nearly identical to one of them.
Nothing was mentioned in the publisher's summary about this book being full of sex. I thought it was a book about a person with the power to heal and the 40 people that he was tasked to heal. There were only three healings, two were very brief.
Don't mind me. I went to see the movie "The Piano" years ago. When the movie ended I was dumbfounded. I couldn't understand what the movie had to do with a piano.
Ron McLarty has always been a standout narrator of David Baldacci books. It grabbed my attention from start to finish.
They both go beyond reading and become the actual characters.
Other listeners have complained about the sound effects. I thoroughly enjoyed the sound effects, perhaps because I am old enough to remember radio dramas before the advent of TV. I hope other audio books will include sound effects.
A good read!
First of all, I like that 14 is not the macabre story that I thought it would be. It is a really great story about ordinary people pooling together and utilizing their individual talents to solve a common mystery. Though bordering on science fiction 14 can't truly be labeled as science fiction.
Ray Porter is to be commended for his performance. There are many distinct characters both male and female in the story. I thought it amazing that Ray Porter could speak in character at all times for each character.
Perhaps the ending.
It is a well written easy to understand story read by a great narrator. I had not heard J. D. Jackson read before. From the start he had a very clear and strong voice that took command of the story as if it was indeed his very own experience.
The story is written as a first person narrative. Thus it was easy to follow along. Too often Books are written with too many characters and too many scene changes. This makes for a lot of confusion in the beginning of many books.
As I stated above, he has a strong articulate voice that gives strength to the main character. The story is very well written and J.D. Jackson elevates it and the listener thinks that he is indeed the actual main character.
A great story with a great finish. You won't regret selecting this book.
Scott Brick - Yes! Nelson Demille - Not Sure!
No, I love murder mysteries. This book had almost no crime investigation. There were some interviews. Most of the book was a long monologue.
If it weren't for Scott Brick, I would have deleted the book from my MP3 within the first hour of listening.
I have listened to two other Nelson Demille books and had no problems with the books. I fail to understand how Plum Island received so many 4 and 5 star reviews.
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