Once you move away from LA you realize relationships are not meant to be like this & therefore this book is not entertaining. But, this is a slice of LA, probably one that Steve has experienced & he/his pals thought funny made into a movie. That???s all it takes in LA, a ???celebrity??? with an idea???you get it. 2 ?? stars at the most. That???s because the protagonist slams the ???steve??? character, in my view.
This book had the pacing of a 'Big Screen' movie: sometimes chilling, other times light & humorous; then your heart is actually racing. For the first time, I could not go to sleep until I finished this book. Then I had to start again in the morning.The author makes some excellent points regarding men's attitudes re: women which the recent Gen(s) have completely chucked. I missed this the first listen and I salute her. Of course, my overall favorite character is Mitch Rapp, so go figure.
Wow, hard to say, all the leading characters, even the antagonists. You hate to give anything away on a review. And believe me this is a cliffhanger.
Have no idea, not read the book. Other than she reads in an Australian accent.
Too hard...Celeste? Madeline? Oh I know, Bonnie, but I can't say why.
Don't let yourself get distracted for a moment, you will miss a vital element? A hint? Or get ready to listen again.
George Wilson? Any other reader?
I'm listening as I write this so it's hard to say. I feel sick as I love CH.
Skip the Audio Version?
Close the set?
I know it's hard when the "bar" so to speak is set so high. OK, it's over.
I actually haven't listened to the book yet, but was forced to "review it" in order to give you this tip.
Another reviewer remarked about the "slowness" of the speaker & he/she said it was an easy fix. If you are using an Apple product, you merely speed up the Audiobook under the Settings. Wow, it worked! OK, so many of you guys already knew that, but I am PC based. But for all the complainers, I wish they had changed their iPods, lol.
Must confess when my nano went to "next", my hands were full & I heard which book was up, I was skeptical. Oh was I wrong. Gotta give it a chance; moves really fast; very funny; heartfelt. I like it. Did I say it's really funny? But she is NOT, so not Sue on Glee, that is a character, after all she is an actor. (I just realized I said "so not Sue.. well I am from LA. so Janie will get that.) Thanks for letting me share.
Although it starts so slowly you might want to not listen at all, keep going. It is very timely especially with Steve Jobs' death. Not to use a movie metaphor, but this book gives us a peek, heck, not a peek, it yanks the curtain down. I always thought Katzenberg & Ovitz were 1) "bad guy" and 2) "the dummy", but that was just the spin. You'll also read in detail about Eisenberg's relationship with Jobs, well, I don't want to give it away, but Steve is quite emotional about M. Eisenberg. If you watched TV, went shopping in a mall, visited D-land or Orlando or watched any blockbuster movies, you will want to read (aka listen) this book.
One of the less than positive reviewers said ???If you are looking for your first Vince Flynn novel, don't choose this one.??? and I agree. While I loved the inside view, going back in time, finding out how Irene found Mitch, finally understanding why the two are so close; someone who has never read any other books might not appreciate those things. On the other hand, what a great introduction to the series, and I envy the person who has all the books to ???read??? especially now that Vince is releasing the back catalog in unabridged. As one of the reviewers in ???my camp??? said, ???I wish we had more Mitch Rapps.??? Vince Flynn takes a lot of risks (surprises) in his writing, this was another one.
Please don???t categorize these books as "violence against women." They're thrillers, like Vince Flynn's series or John Sandford's. Theirs aren't exactly tame, but no one takes one or two scenes of Flynn???s and Sandford???s books and brands the entire book based on those paragraphs. Trust me, if there are any violent sections, they are brief and necessary.
I don't watch much or any TV, nor do I listen to or like any books or movies one would rate anything stronger than PG or PG-13. Silence of the Lambs, The Exorcist? R u kidding?? and I am 50+. I haven't stopped listening to this entire series since I downloaded all 3 books two months ago, literally. I am normally a significant Audible customer: I haven't purchased another book since then. They are probably wondering where I went. Well, I went into Lisbeth Salander-land.
To be balanced, some of the story is a little far fetched, for example, she is a self-taught extreme hacker. You just have to go with it, and love it about her.
I don???t know why I never ???read??? these books before. I think it was the Hornet and the Bee-Keeper connotation. I can only encourage you to read all three in order. p.s. This is the first review I have written on Audible.
Great story and a wonderful reader. Will Patton is the perfect reader for Burke's narratives. However, his books are too complex to be abridged, at least in this length. Check out Tin Roof Blow Down for a really great listen. It will make you purchase all the others as it did for me.
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