While this book was interesting and he does a great job of developing characters that hold your interest the book was sub par. The person who actually did the reading of the book gets a 10... great job really.
- Too many characters to follow and not enough content about the characters. Just when the characters are built and are interesting to you they disappear.
- Not sure what was up with all the weird music breaks but it seemed like senseless filler to me
- The facts about L.A. and the lists he read were horrible and mostly boring distractions from the stories of the characters. I found myself fast forwarding through these parts after listening to half of the book.
I was left feeling empty and unfulfilled by the book... like there was more to say about these characters but with all the other stuff jammed in there just wasn't time.
Had potential but in my opinion it lost out.
I couldn't stop listening. The reader was great too. The story was interesting and I couldn't wait to listen to it each morning on my way to work. It's funny, dark and witty. I'm going to check out all his other stuff.
I love Orson Scott Card. This was not at all what I expected. I was three quarters of the way through and I still kept wondering when it would get interesting. The last three hours are the only part worth listening to and I don't think it was worth listening to the first several hours.
There are so many other books written by him that are much better.
I love Dan Brown. I wouldn't say he's one of the best writers stylistically but he's an exceptional storyteller. I've read and listened to his books and I have to say, it's almost better to listen. Listening lets you lose site of the fact that he's isn't the best writer. That's not to say I think he's bad, just not great. Instead he is great at research and telling a story around that research. This is a great listen!
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