As an Oregonian, I was excited at the prospect of hearing this audiobook. Other than my insider's knowledge of the mispronunciation of "Willamette," I found the narrator to be quite good. The characters were interesting and the plot tightly woven. I definitely recommend this mystery.
I have never read a Jeffrey Archer novel before, but the reviews of this were so glowing that I could not resist. He weaves a careful tale, with interesting characters. The narrator is amazing. However, the story is just not believable, which is ultimately why I rated low.
After listening to the author's audiobook, "Night Spider," I liked it enough to gamble on this. I am also a fan of the narrator, Scott Brick. This audiobook just does not deliver. It goes into the lives of too many characters, with story lines that after 10 hours of listening, have not yet converged. Although the idea of a "Justice Killer" righting wrongs by murdering those who set other killers free was intriguing, the author fails to create any plausibile scenarios.
I simply did not care what happened to any character and only finished listening to it in order to find out who dunnit. Not only will I avoid John Lutz's books in the future, it will be a long time until I get another one narrated by Scott Brick.
I've given up on his Delaware novels, but the books with detective Petra O'Connor are still fresh. Too bad the narrator had no voice personality, which lowered my rating of the book.
This audiobook author was new to me, chosen mostly because of the narrator, Scott Brick. I was pleased with the choice; the story kept my interest throughout. My only regret was the quick ending to a very extensive build-up.
Because it was a recent release, I got it thinking it was next in the series. It is actually an earlier novel, and that is the only thing I regretted. The book kept my interest and the narration brings the characters alive. I recommend.
I enjoyed the audiobook's narrator, her voice quality and nuances for each character. I was intrigued with the book and the characters. Unfortunately, the story went on, and on, and on. I think an abridged version would be a better story.
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