The story moves along quickly after the main character finds he has something strangely in common with the victim of a murder he is investigating. The story gets more complex and mysterious as more bodies show up with this same point of commonality before it finally starts to unravel through the persistence of the investigator, barely in time to heighten his senses for a savage fight for survival.
Those that enjoyed a good multilevel and well developed mystery like '14' will likely enjoy this book as well.
Darcie's narration adds to the grit and depth of the main character.
The general story line of a non nucear EMP ElectroMagnetic Pulse against the United States shutting down almost all things electronic is a very real threat that could have an amazing amount of promise, far better than the zombie craze which has becomes so popular.
Joseph Morton did a good job reading the fairly flat story of one man's attempt to get home to his family after such a horrific event when few cars run and no mass transit or communication is available. The scientific inconsistencies of the story will likely frustrate more educated readers on the subject, but Joseph's narration still makes it palatable. The overly simplistic writing made me constantly wonder if I had picked up a book more written for teens than adults.
There really wasn't a favorite character since the two main characters in this story spent a lot of time being either stupid or naive, putting themselves or their family in needless danger. The least favorite character was unfortunately a large part of this book, the creepy sexual predator sheriff that continues to stalk the wife of the main character. The purposely agnostic nature of the book forced a necessarily shallow depth to the story and the characters which leaves far more questions than answers. Truly, it reads more like a rough draft than a finished story. Knowing a lot of people from Montana, neither of the two main characters were believable.
The subject was so intriguing I will definitely look for more books along this same scenario. Hopefully one with more complex and realistic plots/subplots, characters, and storyline that isn't afraid to show the spiritual side of people that tends to accompany such a dramatic event.
How John Lee makes this complicated story just flow off his tongue is beyond me. We've read it to our teenagers as part of a listening course. Although Alexandre Dumas' stories can get a bit long winded, they are always worth the wait and the brilliance of the characters and subplots in this novel kept me riveted to the very end.
Listening to the patient reintroduction with his former enemies keeps the tension high and the reader always filled with new information that just makes the story more intoxicating by the chapter.
This is my favorite novel and John Lee is one of my favorite narrators. This is my favorite narration by John Lee. He just makes it sound so effortless, easy, and entertaining. You never feel far from the story and often you feel as if you are right in the middle of it.
None of the TV series or movies do this masterful work any justice, but the multipart TV series did a much better job than I thought they would.
Alternate Tagline? That's a tough one and I honestly can't think of one that flows well with the complexity of the story.
If you want a story that will entertain you for HOURS and HOURS and help you shed the chaos of the day, then dive on in, you won't be disappointed.
Highly recommended for those that still have the ability to keep their attention span high for longer than an infomercial. Alexandre Dumas' books are well crafted and although quite similiar in many aspects still well done.
John Lee was well chosen to deliver the French and English present. Even hearing the names seemed magical under his narration.
The twisted paths that knit together our heroes is still a favorite story technique that I personally find fascinating.
I think this is one of John Lee's top 10 and I've never heard a bad John Lee narration. Ever.
Never too serious, even during the darkest hours, Dumas' use of well established characters and his predictable writing style leave a very comfortable listen as well as a good read ranging from the serious to the laughable.
The writing was well done tying together a very large amount of time with minimal rabbit trails so more time could be spent on really knowing the characters and the complicated settings which kept the tension going all the way to the end.
Masterfully written without being over the top. Full of diverse action and although graphic at times, tastefully done.
I loved them all.
No, it took me a month of driving to and from work. It was wonderful.
The book was well done, but Scott Brick was definitely in prime form doing this narration.
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