After reading the publisher's summary, I was concerned that the book might be uninteresting or a bit slow. Fortunately, I did not pass this book up!
Blood Work is very engrossing story that kept my interest throughout. In the end, I liked this book enough to write a positive review.
Before writing this review, I checked out Amazon.com and found that there are (at the time of this writing) 188 reviews. Most all the reviewer praised this book. Additionally, I discovered that Blood Work was turned into a movie that is acted and directed by Clint Eastwood. At the end of the book, the author Michael Connelly, acknowledges all those who significantly helped him write this book. Interest that Connelly mentions that the actor Clint Eastwood was an initial reviewer of the manuscript.
Overall, every book that I have read by Michael Connelly, I have liked very much, and I can highly recommend all that I have read...
The Narrator Dick Hill is one of my favorite readers. His voice really fits my idea of the main character, FBI agent McCaleb. I never imagined a persona like Clint Eastwood stereotype when hearing Dick Hills voice.
In this reading, Dick Hill also does an amazing Hispanic accent. I am always amazed by the range of characters Dick can sound like! Check out other books narrated by Dick Hill, by clicking on the NARRATOR hyper-link "Dick Hill".
The last book I read, prior to this book, narrated by Dick Hill was Tripwire written by Lee Child (also an excellent author and narrator combination).
If you like FBI characters, I highly recommend books with the character Pendergast (a FBI agent, independently wealthy, and not a stereotype FBI character) written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and books by Nelson DeMille. I suggest that you start with The Cabinet of Curiosities and The Lion';s Game (by the aforementioned authors respectively).
I have read all of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series. This book did not get my emotional involvement as much as his other books.
I felt like they were playing the game "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego". Lots of art facts and locations which I love. But, overall this book was not that great in light of better books available
NOTE: If you have not read his earlier books of the series, read them first. They are much better.
Fast pace book.
If you have read and liked other books in the series, than you will love this book too.
If you like this book and are looking for good action books I recommend that your read:
"The Lion's Game" by Nelson DeMille also read by Scott Brick
"Dead I Well May Be" by Adrian McKinty
"Beat the Reaper" by Josh Bazell (6 hr book but very intense)
The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
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Story is ruined by the pace of the reader. Very slow... the pace put me to sleep several times... I had to increase the playback to 1.25 times the standard playback rate.
In general, I love the epic fantasy books.
I would suggest much better series in the "Fantasy: Epic" genre such as:
Wheel of Time: Eye of the World
Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind
Stormlight: The Way of Kings
The Demon Cycle: The Warded Man
A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones
I really loved "Jumper", the first book of the series! This book lacked the impact and fast pace of the first book. The concept was good,but the story dragged. The pace was just too slow.
I like the wit and writing style of the author and the performance by Macleod Andrews.
This book goes beyond PG-13 in language and edginess of sex... a bit unrealistic..
I suggest that you pass on this book or wait on other reviews.
Very Good read!!!
This is an under-rated book caused by the first reviewer who went to the extreme and gave it a one star instead of at worst a three star... The rating unjustly skewed the books ranking downward.
This story is very entertaining read! As always reader "George Guidall" is superb.
Below are more action thrillers that are "espionage/military/assassin" genre that you may also like if you like this book. (The list of authors is not rank in order of my favorite reads).
Nelson DeMille - The Lions Game .... Great book
Vince Flynn - Mitch Rapp
Robert Littell - The Company: A Novel of the CIA (good but very long)
Lee Child - Jack Reacher
Adrain Mckinty - Dead I May Well Be
Trevanian - Shibumi
Bernard Cornwell "Sharpe’s Tiger" (Richard Sharpe series) /Historical Fiction
Story had a good pace and was very well told. And really sucked me in.
Fast pace book which is read by the author. Loved the book. Love the author.
I did rate the peformance with 4 stars to indicate that he is not really professional reader. He performs many of the characters very well but a few of them it gets confusing which character is speaking. I might also say I graded very hard...
This is a continuation of the John Rain character which started in the book Rain Fall. This book stands on it's own, but I recommend that your start with the first book.
Very entertaining. Story moves right along. Many giggles. Stayed awake into the morning.
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Fun fast moving story. Never slow. Interesting magic. Tie-in to famous characters of American history 1910-1930...
Love the narration and broad number of voices performed. Hated the wrong pronunciation of '30-06' cartridge ... should be pronounced 'thirty aught six' (Aught is another way to say zero).
Buy this with cash ($2.75) if you are an audible member. Your credit is worth at least $9+.
Could not wait any longer for book to be release on audible so I am buying the prologue.
Also when you check out, be sure to press the update button, or your credit will be used.
If you accidently bought this book with a credit, call audible support. They will switch it for you... Website should be fixed so when you click the checkbox, it performs and update. I, for one have not click the update button and a credit was used... ;-(
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