First PRIVATE was sharp, moved at a good clip and had interesting charachters. This reads more like something the authors dashed off over a weekend to cash in on the success of the first book. Narrator was ok...little too affected for my taste, but he wasn't given a lot to work with. Great concept...a super detective agency with the best and brightest...made first book great. This failed the test on every score. Not sure I want to risk credits with any more in the series.
More interesting charachters. Women charachters, especially, were weak and predictable.
The whole sidebar about the mob.
Beware of sequels
Unlike GONE GIRL, which is one of the best I've heard in the last year, this portrait of two selfish people has no suspense, likeable charachters, zero passion and a bland ending. Psychobable about why a woman is boring......that's it. Narrators were great, but they didn't have much to work with. Overall, depressing and forgettble.
I'll do a lot more research before I get another one.
First rate voices who helped make the story more interesting than it really was.
Allison, the best friend....who just vanishes, anyway.
This is no GONE GIRL. If it was this summer's "beach read" a lot of people must have left the beach depressed. Author writes well, structurally, but doesn't have an interesting story tell.
Better charachters, more suspense, more interesting protaganist. Less predictable.
Something from the bestseller list that's professionally done.
Quite simply, it was the worst author-read story I've ever heard, and that's saying something. Mr. Block sounds like he read into a tape recoder in his basement.
Anger, at a waste of money and time and disappointment that a potentially interesting topic was so badly mishandled. Kept hoping it would get better. It never did.
Note to authors......present an future......If you'e going to put yor heart and soul into a book, don't record it yourself, unless you are a highly trained actor or broadcaster or a voice that is instantly recognizable.
This author, regrettably, ruined a somwhat interesting premise with an awful narration, bland charachters and a lousy ending.
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