A newbie to the Mystery and Thrillers genre - maybe.
Andrian McKinty 'I Hear Sirens in the Street"
The author needed to dial down the drama. In an effort to make it action packed and exciting - he overdid it. It was too formulaic. In trying to create a quirky lead character he ended up with the most annoying character in any book - ever.
Half of them, it had too many characters altogether.
The reader had a habit of ending most of his sentences in a questioning tone, very irritaitng.
At the top of the list.
Gone Girt - in a way - but Husband's Secret has more intrigue.
No, this is my first listen. I loved her voice and accent.
The epilouque is not to be missed.
You won't see the end coming.
Yes, it had believable twits and turns. The judge in this court room drama was horribly unfair, but the main character kept plowing forward. Each chapter had an interesting twist.
Daniel Sorenson - the main character.
The ending - I didn't see it coming. Whaaaaat?!!
I wish I'd had a warning that this book is futuristic. I usually listen to mystery/thrillers and was intrigued in the beginning wondering what was going on with the timeline. I did finish it to the end, but since it isn't my genre found the ending disappointing.
Stephen King fans might like this one. Although the writing style isn't up to King's standard by any means.
The reader's performance was very good.
From reading the publishers summary of the book I had no idea the main character was a 15 year old boy (and a diagnosed sociopath) or that there were some supernatural elements key to the story. I wouldn't have wasted a credit had I known. I have to agree with the comparision to "Robert Stack" on the narrator.
This was an excellent book! It had many twists and turns but it was not confusing to follow the path. It was interesting to see how all the intrique tied together. I hightly recommend it.
I agree with several of the previous reviews. I, too, have read several Kay Scarpetta books. This one was hard to follow, I thought I had my iPod on shuffle (I'm serious)at one point because I had no idea what was happening. The characters were old, tired, crabby and mean. I agree it doesn't come close to her other books.
First, Robertson Dean has a fabulous voice, he could read the phone book and I would probably like it! Second the book was very engaging. It had many plot twists, good characters, and espionage right up to the president of the USA. The surprises continued right until the very last page. I recommend it for anyone who listens to a lot of mystery/thrillers.
I listened to 3 of Jodi Picoult's more recent books and really enjoyed them! This one was a major disappointment, the characters are weak, unprincipled people, and absolutely nothing happens. I learned a bit about Scottish customs, but not enough to make it worth over 16 hours of listening. I was hoping Picoult would pull it out of the bag with a surprise ending,but no such luck. I gave it 0 stars, because even if you're snowbound, it's not worth the time.
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