Just one big cliché after another. The hero is VERY GOOD, the bad guys are VERY BAD, the local police are idiots who are not only incompetent but also biased against the hero for absolutely no apparent reason. ALL the women are beautiful and want to jump into bed with the hero. Oh, and of course, the hero is too nice a guy to take the women up on their offers.
The story is MUCH longer than it should be, giving details that are mundane and recounting clichés to make the hero seem even more ideal. Even the hero's supposed imperfections are enviable.
And we all know that the hero, Puller, is very similar to Lee Childs', Jack Reacher. All in all I feel the credit I used for this story was a bad choice, but at least I know that the author is not one that I will consider in the future.
McLarty okay, Cassidy irritating
I have read and enjoyed all the Prey novels. However, this one makes Lucas and the police investigating the crimes out to be pretty dumb. About halfway through the book, I predicted the ending accurately. The solution was obvious and it seemed to me the book was drawn out for no reason. They had a witness and 3 names early on but only checked out 2 of the names. Why would Lucas make such a stupid mistake?
An enjoyable listen if one likes westerns. I really don't try to determine if Knott writes like Parker or not because I only care about being entertained. This is an entertaining story and Titus Welliver does a great job with the narration.
He didn't need to increase his volume to a yell when Reacher and the woman were riding in the convertible. It was a pain to have to adjust my volume control as a result of this.
I would cut my use of a credit if I could cut anything.
This is one of those books where I was walking the dog, listening to the book, and found myself talking back to the narrator. It was soooooo bad I would get perturbed with the bullcrap characters and storyline that I found myself saying, "Move on for crying out loud." I got just past halfway in the book and decided listening to it was harmful to my attitude. So I didn't finish the book.
The story was predictable and the characters were cardboard cutouts, The good guys were extremely good and the bad guys were extremely bad.
I'm undecided but it will definitely not be a story by this author.
The performance was OK except for the Cassie character. Irritating doesn't even come close.
Boring and disappointing. A credit and numerous hours I'll never get back. However, I do think I learned something by listening to the bloody end. That being, just because you purchased a bad story don't hang-on to the end to get your money's worth,
If you enjoy inane chatter from dull characters then this book is for you. For the first five chapters I couldn’t decide if it was the narrator, slow storyline, or the dull characters that made me want to turn my ipod off. But I stuck with it and by the end of the tenth chapter I decided it was all of the aforementioned issues plus the main character is a guy that even his mother couldn’t stand. The guy has cutesy names for his car, wife, and who knows what else. The author takes great pains to explain the obvious to the reader/listener?
In the introduction the author states that Evan Hunter sent him a note advising him to write a novel based upon reading a “nice little story” he had written. Hunter was wrong. Here’s a note for the author, "you should have written the dog story." It had to be better than this story.
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