This was one of the worst mystery books I have ever read. I am an Alex Cross fan but there was no story line in this book except the tragedies in Africa. If you want o hear about the prisons and refugee camps and other atrocities this book will give it to you. Butif you want an engaging mystery skip this book.
The plot was excellent once you got into it.
Not at the beginning; it picked up after an hour, or so. I couldn't figure out who did it until the very end.
I found the beginning of this book very slow and almost stopped listening to it. I found it a bit boring with a slow plot and unsympathetic characters until I was 1-2 hours into it. As the plot got more detailed I also found the characters more interesting. I have to confess that I often find this with mysteries by British authors. By the end I was enjoying the book and looking forward to listening to it. I did not have a strong idea of what happened until the very end. I recommend this book and encourage listeners to just push on through the beginning.
The ending was very unsatisfying. I would have liked more closure.
His reading was very authentic and believable. I liked listening to him.
I am still deciding on this.
I found this book very unsatisfying. I particularly felt that the story line was not wrapped up well. In addition, the story was as much a study of the main character as it was a mystery. I didn't like the main character nor did I feel sympathy for him.
The mystery story line was ok but after listening for 3-4 hours I was ready to get on with the story and leave the character study behind. I almost stopped listening several times but wanted to get to the whodunit part. Then even that was a puzzle. I probably will not listen to this author again.
This was the most boring Stone Barrington story I have ever read or heard. It was like a romance novel. The performance was fine but the story was dead on arrival. I kept listening hoping it would improve, Sadly, it did not get better with time.
Like other Stuart Woods books this one is a good story. Unfortunately it is a very unsatisfying ending. It is like Mr Woods wrote a long story and then broke it into two books. It feels like the book ends in the middle of the story and now the listener has to wait for the next book to hear the ending. I would have preferred to pay a little more for a complete book.
I loved this book, the story is great and I couldn't wait to get back to listening. It begs a sequel with these great characters. but if you don't like untidy endings you might want to skip it.
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