Scott Brick is way too camp in this reading. His habit of ending descriptive passages as though Dracula was about to emerge from his coffin, in a breathy, soap opera delivery is irritating to the extreme. This is one time that I ditched the audio book and read the hard copy. So disappointed in Scott Brick. Give me Paul Michael any day. A much much better narrator for Steve Berry's work.
Have to completely disagree with the majority of the reviews. Having read all Steve Berry's work, this one is different. It explores long relationships that are deep and cerebral, that surpass mere physical attraction. It probes issues many don't want discussed - and I thoroughly enjoyed this departure from the normal thriller. The scenes in the Romanian orphanage are mesmerizing. It's a novel that reaches places other thrillers never touch.
Add to this the phenomenal job that Paul Michael does with different accents, women's voices, and the narration. He is absolutely marvelous and worth listening to whatever he reads.
So no - I don't think the ending is a cop out. Rather than a summary dismissal it gives yet more to think about, another question of faith and comment on doctrine.
I loved it - and will listen again.
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less is clever, funny, audacious and a great read from start to finish! This book is the epitome of the Spanish phrase "Revenge is a dish best eaten cold" especially as we've all met people we'd like to do this to. While not a true story - it stems from Archer's first public brush with a serious problem - bankruptcy - and if I recall correctly, NPMNPL not only helped put him on a sound financial footing, it was the start of his writing career. For a witty, amusing read - perfect for a plane, or an afternoon when you really want to be somewhere else - Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less will take you there.
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