This is my second novel by Patterson and "First to die" (what I read, not listened) is more complete. I wonder if the original book was split in two, being "Roses are red" just the first part and "Violets are blue" the second one. Unfortunately Audible does not have "Violets" for the moment. It leaves a flavour of incompleteness.
I totally agree with Lisa. I tried very hard to follow the action and started the novel once and again but I had to give up. Do not waste your credit on this one.
The worst Audible I have ever tried to listen to (but never finished). A waste of time and neurons. I wish I had read Shannon's review: I really have regreted this download.
I fully agree with Scott (Melrose, MA, USA) and I would add that the narrator does not help much.
Very good plot with a great dose of imagination and really easy to hear to. A pity that fiction is mixed with reality and Opus Dei is presented in a total unrealistic and sectarian way. The novel would have been really great if both the guardians and the attackers of the holy grial were as fictious as the grial itself.
I totally agree with Brenda. I thought my extreme difficulty in understanding the reader was due to english not beeing my mother language. I have been very reassured to know that some american people also finds this audio confusing and difficult to understand. I will not download any other book by the same reader.
I was scared about the length of this audio, so I chose my holidays to download it. Don't be scared: it becames much shorter than most. You will need to listen to it... quickly!
John Grisham is always good, and the Street Lawyer is no different. It is the reader who was a magnificent surprise to me. From now on I am not sure if I will search my audible books by "John Grisahm" or by "Frank Muller"
Sorry to add some shadows over an unanimous opinion. It could be my own lack of concentration, of course, but I had to make some effort to go on listening. I recognize the second part is brilliant but before reaching it one must suffer a too repetitive and introspetive section. Some of the characters of the book are poorly delineated and just confuse the reader (or listener). The plot and the way it is resolved in the end seem a bit naive to me. Half of the book could be spared.
Good story, good reading and good music. I will add Michael Connelly to my favorites.
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