Very good book. Have rarely been disappointed by DeMille. I think it was my first Rummel narration and he is excellent.
I'm about 3 hours into this book and it's not very good. The plot is interesting but Ellis is simply not a very talented writer. Dialogues are often ham-handed and his attempts at humor are groan-inducing. Not sure if I will even finish this one.
Fidelity is an excellent story. Perry has great ability to convey realistic dialog. Although the narrator has a unique (somewhat old-fashioned) style that may seem strange at the beginning, by the end of the novel I had actually come to enjoy his narration.
This is the best detective novel I have listened to since I finished the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. McKinty's writing is very strong with a lyrical tone that is enhanced by the wonderful Irish lilt of Gerard Doyle's narration. McKinty's dialogue is sharp and often hilarious. Overall, this is a superb book where the listener also learns a lot about the history and troubles of Northern Ireland. 5 stars!
This story, as with most of Grisham's books, was very good. It drags a bit mid-way through but it finishes with a powerful conclusion. If you've enjoyed Grisham in the past, I'm sure you will be happy with Sycamore Row.
The author is not a very talented writer, he is a historian. I couldn't finish this audiobook, even though I was somewhat interested in the outcome.
This was a well-researched and enjoyable listen. These guys know how to tell a story and the main character - Pendergast - is intriguing. Narration by Scott Brick is first-rate, as usual.
I was really looking forward to a new series, but unfortunately it is quite a chore to get through.
I'll just give you a sample of the worst of Thor's dialogs and jargon . Humorless and unrealistic. The scene is agent Harvath talking to another Secret Service agent named Longo after the president was kidnapped.
Agent Longo: "Harvath, I hate to break it to you, but over two dozen agents are dead and or missing. The President is gone and we've got next to nothing lead-wise. Heads are definitely going to roll. You know I like you, but as head of the Advance Team on this one, it looks like you might be married to King Henry."
Narrator: Being married to King Henry was an inside joke that referred to the British king who beheaded several of his wives after he had grown tired of them...
Wow. So happy to have listened to my first Burke book. This guy can write. Beautiful language within a page-turning story. The only problem is listening in public because of the dangers of grinning like an idiot or laughing out loud at some of the best one-liners I have ever heard. (No spoiler, but Clete's line to Gretchen about age and pick-up lines was so funny I nearly choked on my drink at The Coffee Bean).
The best part for me is that I have all of JLB's books left to listen to now.
Though the book was written a while ago, it is timely given the recent developments regarding an out of control government (NSA) spying on its own citizens.
The plot is reasonably interesting but the story becomes tedious. Mid-book, it seems like every chapter, Morrell, through the main character, beats us over the head with the same theme; "Who am I, I've taken on so my aliases over the past 8 years , I don't know who I am." Yeah, we get it. Is it necessary to write about it every chapter using almost the exact same words?
I have enjoyed Morrell in the past, but I couldn't wait for this one to end.
Narration was well done.
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