Mankell captures the mood of the city. If you like Michael Connelly/Harry Bosch, you will like this too.
It has been a long time since I read Ludlum. I enjoyed his books when I was in college 20 years ago. I had forgotten how good his books are. Although times have changed with the end of the Cold War, this book is superb with universal themes of love, loyalty and betrayal. Listening has been even better than reading because Scott Brick is an incredible narrator.
I was really looking forward to this as Gorky Park was one of my favorite movies while in college. The story has an interesting premise but it seems like it could be so much more. Perhaps I have been spoiled by much longer and developed books like those by Nelson DeMille, for example. I think Cruz Smith is a good writer, but this story is just not fully developed. (The narration was very good).
I can't believe how bad this is. The narration is terrible but, in fairness, he doesn't have much to work with. Anytime the surfer cops are involved it is painful to listen to. If you want an LA police story, I suggest you stick with one of Michael Connelly's fabulous books.
This book was not compelling. The narration was good. Perhaps I was unimpressed because I had recently finished the excellent Justin Cronin books 'The Passage' and 'The Twelve'. This book seemed more like a Hardy boys adventure when compared to Cronin's work.
In the best sense, this is a big, old-fashioned page-turner. Great story and outstanding lead narration by Scott Brick.
Excellent story from DeMille with a lead character in fine form. Detective John Corey is a very funny man in a very serious business.
Ranks up with The Charm School and Word of Honor as my favorite DeMille books (to this date).
I didn't find it quite as good as the other Gray Man books, but Greaney delivers an entertaining story.
Jay Snyder is a good narrator.
Not DeMille's best but despite the seriousness of the story it is very funny due to John Corey's sense of humor.
Scott Brick - excellent as always.
Not quite as good as The Passage but it was very good and I look forward to part III of the Trilogy.
Scott Brick is awesome.
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