The story is excellent, the narrator is excellent--no other reader seems to capture the characters as well. Like most of the books by this author, you need to be a thinking reader/listener--and sometimes you need to forget to be...but overall, an excellent listen.
There are many books out there which identify problems. This one critically evaluates our society and offers reasonable solutions. In addition, reading it was like getting a massage for my brain. This was one of the few mainstream books I have read lately that actually expected me to have a brain with something inside it, as opposed to an empty vessel to be filled. It made me sad to listen to such wise counsel from someone who was denied the ability to use it to help our society. I thought about where we might be as a country if only we had a thoughtful leader instead of one that seems to believe that thinking is someone else's job...
I have read or listened to many books by Lincoln &/or Child. This is the worst by far. It is not written like a book--it is a screenplay--with descriptions of what is happening and no internal dialogue--merely enough information for you to "hear" the person's tone of voice or anticipate their body language. I kind of expect to understand how the characters are thinking and emotionally reacting to events at a deeper level to really feel satisfied with a novel--even one I read to relax. The story is not complex enough and I was not impressed with the technical details of the facility. I think the author forgot that for a story to be interesting, you have to care about the characters or be interested in what happens to them.
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