In great parts unique, original and funny yet some plot lines were too over-the-top for my taste.
The biggest "letdown" for me was that the prose doesn't flow as smoothly as in "Agent To The Stars," my favourite from this author. Still, a highly recommendable work for sci-fi fans looking for something entertaining.
Narration is excellent!
Very slow in the beginning but worth every minute. Perfect pace, kept me hooked, the final chapters I had to do in one turn. Excellent work of light fiction, can highly recommend it.
The writing called for two narrators who did their job perfectly.
Had a good start but the story got halfway through out of control. Got the impression that the author wasn’t quite sure which genre to stay in.
Narration was fine, however, a bit overdone particularly in regards to the accents.
The book suffers from quite a number of flaws: Unlikeable characters, not character development, either brutal or cheesy with no immediate effect on the story but just for the sake of it. The plot drags on and on with no real highlight and has a predictable end. Also, the frequently used IT terms got on my nerves. - It’s an author’s job to do research but I don’t want to read about it in the finished book.
I liked the narration a lot and it definitely helped me to finish the book.
Well equipped young man and many, many women. There is not much more to say.
Interesting and highly entertaining interpretation of Shakespeare’s play. No comparison to the lines we all had to read in school!
Richard Armitage’s reading is phenomenal: Listening to him is a sensual experience.
The plot starts out quite well and having listened to “A Conflict of Interest” only recently I could easily get into the story or rather its setting. However, the characters remained mostly superficial and it was soon predictable who the bad guys were. As long as the plot was tightly woven with turns and twists this wouldn’t be too bad, however, there was not much unforeseeable twisting and turning here.
Don’t get me wrong: It is still an enjoyable listen, but Mitzner set the bar with “A Conflict of Interest” so high that I am actually disappointed. I’m missing depths and character development in this story, it seems as if the author was in a hurry to produce a sequel to his first hit.
As to the narration: It was no comparison to David LeDoux’s excellent performance in “A Conflict of Interest.” Collins performed rarely in favour of the story but more often he overdid it which made it strenuous to liste to.
I enjoyed this one a lot, in fact I stopped early at red lights to make sure I could listen a bit longer! Some of the plot was foreseeable but there where many minor twists and turns that kept the book at a very good pace. It’s not a thriller in the typical sense, but that’s nice for a change, and you get more character development here. Looking forward to the next book from this author.
I enjoyed the last instalment of the series even more than the first one. I skipped the second book due to the reviews here and which obviously is really not necessary to be read. Again, the narrative style of using two characters helps a lot to keep the - admittedly simple romantic story - interesting.
Narration is well done.
Thin plot, poor narration style and a weak narrator: I was happy when the book finally ended. Can’t recommend this one.
However, at times the female lead character got on my nerves, she did some childish things. That made him the more so a loveable hero though.
Narration is OK but not outstanding.
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