This book has been really well reviewed and I was anxious to hear it. I typically enjoy Winslow, but someone has convinced him he is a lot more clever than he is. Predictable plot with characters that you could care less about - but the worst part is Winslow's insistence on trying to make clever barbs about people, places and events that fall flat and after awhile just become annoying. Check out Winslow if you haven't, but skip this one.
There's no action that I can remember in this book, but extremely suspenseful. Think Hitchcock. Downing is in no hurry, so settle in for a good story with good characters, but if you are looking for action you will be disappointed. If you know that going in, you can settle in and enjoy it for what it is.As this is the first in the series there is a lot of backstory to his situation. Very suspenseful conclusion Extremely believable premise. Narration was fantastic, but slow. I listened at 1.25 speed and it flowed better. I never do that but in this case it worked well. Overall, as long as you're not looking for car explosions or gunfights you will enjoy.
I don't often write reviews of what I've listened to but I'm compelled to write about this, really a fascinating and terrific story, and wonderfully well done by all involved. Although lengthy I actually found myself wishing for more when it was all over. Highly recommended!
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