This story did nothing for me and I could not finish it. The performance was fine but the story lacked punch.
True Scarpetta fans.
No. Her characters are not broken. I do not like any of them.
Disappointment. Again I did not like any of the characters. They are all so broken.
One of the best books I've read. Wonderfully engaging, super well written with great use of the language. The narration was right on. I did the combination of Kindle and Audible and it worked very well.
I like some believability in my stories. There was none here. While the performance was OK, it was overshadowed by a musical background for the first few minutes. What genius thought up the idea of music in a audiobook read? All in all an unsatisfactory purchase. And I'm a Castle fan.
This is one of the better read books I've had the pleasure of listening to on Audible. It's a good story--well written and exciting. But the key is in the read. I was excited when I should have been, scared when necessary, and truly enjoyed the listen. Kim Hicks is up there with the best of them.
You can immediately identify with Harold and get so involved in his pilgrimage that you are swept away. Jim Broadbent reads this to perfection. It was my best audible experience by far.
The story is so engrossing that you are with Harold every step of the way.
I Loved it!
The narration by two different people gave a unique view of the story.
On a couple of accasions I found myself yelling "Don't do that" at my car radio. Such was my absorption with this book. When it was all over I realized that to be that involved with the charecters is the mark of a great book. The narration was spot on and I recommend this book without reservation.
The final scene where all is pretty much revealed
Kate was very well done. I really connected with her.
This was a great book but the flittling back and forth in time made it difficult to listen to. The reader did a good job of catching the mood but it might be a book that is better read than heard.
I thought this went on too long. The only saving grace for me was that I thought it was narrated extremely well by Jen Taylor.
Which is worse, being a teenager when the world could end in a holocaust of nuclear flame or fearing to get on an airplane because of the possibility of a terrorist attack?
I'm really not sure, but I do know this book took me back to my baby boomer childhood when the threat of nuclear war did exist. I think I read it 4 or 5 times when I was a teenage boy. I was pleased to see it on audible this month and snapped it up. I loved it as much as I did as a kid. I was immediately taken back to the atmosphere of 1960. Will Patton read the book exquisitely, drawing me into the world of my childhood.
I highly recommend this book.
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