Having read Double Whammy, Tourist Season and Skinny Dip, I did not think it possible that I would dislike one of this author's books enough to stop midway through.
Mainly, the narrator is terrible, gives no depth or personality to the characters, and even when the plot presents a few of the "crazy charactors' Hiaason is known for, they are read dryly.
This book is read in an almost monotone and I can't say whether the book could be good---but this version is Definitely NOT.
Did Grisham forget to write the final chapter? The book is "Great Grisham" up to the end---and then we find out there IS no end!
We have a main character who is up to his ears in alligators throughout the book, then just 'walk away' from the problem. Up to the last chapter it may resemble "the Firm", but The Firm had a great conclusion---this book just "stopped" with little resolved.
If there is not a QUICKLY released sequel, it will be obvious that John Grisham is simply filling pages and can't figure out how to end a book but still is trying to use his name for the money.
How can Myron Bolitar sound so 'weak' and Wynn sound like the normal 'next door neighbor' instead of our beloved 'upscale snob? And WHY is thise narrator pronouncing Terese, whom we have known for 3 books, Ter-ez. After listening to every Myron Bolitar book since the beginning, I am through with all the narrator changes. WHAT HAPPENED TO Jonathan Marosz? I will go back to Reading the books, which I love, but cannot continue to enjoy this series with all these different narrators who make characters we have known not even ATTEMPT to match the voices (or even name pronunciation)to the personalities of the characters.
A TERRIBLE DISAPPOINTMENT to longtime Audible fans of this series.
While this book is very different from others in this series, it introduces a whole new cast of characters in a way that involves one in their lives and want to know more about them. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next in this series.
Don't waste your time or money on this book. If James Patterson was not already a known author, it would never have found a publisher. Slow, rambling, far-fetched with an ending that says "thank goodness is over". While we've loved Patterson's early books, my husband gave up on this after 3 chapters, I struggled to the end, with the hope that--being Patterson--Surely it would get better. It did not!
I didn't expect to really enjoy this book---I had ordered it in error! However, once I started listening, I could not stop until the end. I normally like books where there is are characters I can 'like' and 'root for' immediately and that was not the case here. But that turned out to be one of the best parts of this novel....seeing the growth and discovering the reasons behind the personalities. The twist at the end brought not only surprise, but a book I won't forget.
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