As a mystery this book was way too predictable! This may satisfy you if you like romance with a murder and some lame detecting by the local police.
The narrator's voice was a bit annoying ? good for commercial voice overs with a direct message, but several characters seemed like a real stretch.
The cousins who wrote as Ellery Queen waste a lot of words and your time with this. Definitely not as concise as Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur C. Doyle, they drag the listener through a lot that adds nothing to the plot. It's a bit of a snoozer.
Pretty good narration.
It's a want-to-be Tom Clancy novel. The story is okay, but the author seems a little homophobic. This surprised me since I've read over a hundred books of this genre and this is the first time it was so blatant. I give it an overall C+ / B-
I like Follett and he didn't disappoint, although it's not his best book. The main narrator was good, but the female was terrible and even worse when she did the voice of the child. It was completely jarring when she first appeared—Audible gave no notice that there are multiple performers here and I think it's a bit of a dupe by them.
The only thing that made the slow, drone of the narrator tolerable, were the cheesy sound effects distracting from dramatic moments. This made radio dramas of the 1940s sound brilliant. *Sigh* The story was a bit predictable, too. I'd give this two and a half stars if I could.
This is the first DeMille novel that was disapointment. The story was good, as was the narration, but it was as if DeMille had written himself into a corner. If you value your time, you'll want to listen to the abridged version-or skip this one.
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