I hesitated after reading reviews. So glad I took the plunge. Timothy Dalton was most definitely NOT boring or monotonic. The story was compelling and all the elements were neatly tied together by the end. I could imagine a juicy entry for MASTERPIECE THEATER or MYSTERY!
I'm a Robicheaux/Purcell addict, and thoroughly enjoyed this entry. I let out a sigh when the story ended, felt empty and full at the same time. I listen mostly when I walk my dog after work, and many summer evenings were stifling. It would have been easy to bail and enjoy the A/C with my feet up,but there was no way I was going to miss my date James Lee Burke.
I also selected this book because of Lee Childs' endorsement. I couldn't get past the reader's performance. I found her voice too breathy and unlikely for the character. The narrative was like a taffy pull. I gave up after an hour. I didn't look forward to the hours of commitment ahead. I'm pretty cheap, so giving up on a book that I paid good money for should tell you something!
Nearly 4 hours into story and I'm not involved. By now, I should be deeply absorbed and connected to the story. Instead, I keep listening because I'm desperate to get my money's worth out of this purchase. If this had been a library selection, I would have bailed out and tried something new.
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