Timely, fast-paced, good escape
The combination of Vince Flynn's great story and Nick Sullivan's great reading made this yet another Vince Flynn winner.
I felt like Jake Brigance was telling me the story.
Almost didn't buy the novel because John Grishman's last few were a little weak. Glad I made the plunge. Welcome back John and Jake.
Although the ending was kind of abrupt, it was still a good listen. I really believe George Guidall is one of the best narrators. I could listen to him for hours. I listened to an earlier Mitch Rapp book narrated by someone else and it just wasn't the same.
I could listen to Gerard Doyle read a book on Macroeconomics and be entertained. McKinty can make you like the bad guy even though you know you really shouldn't. Another book I found myself listening to in the car even though I was at my destination.
Kudos to the author and narrators on a great book. I hated for the book to end. We named a room in our house the Relaxing Room in honor of Skeeter, Avaline and Minnie. I have listened to over 300 books on audio and this is hands down one of the best ever.
The best book I have ever listened to on audio with the possible exception of Memoirs of a Geisha. The story is compelling and it is easy to be drawn into the frustration of the problems in the Middle East and the sadness that surrounds the lives of the people who live there every day in fear of terrorism and oppression. The narrator is excellent. I listen to books in my car and found excuses to go driving so I could listen to more. The 20 hour unabridged version goes by way too fast.
There's simply nothing like a Janet Evanovich book narrated by Lorelei King. I would urge any member of Audible to add these books to their collection just for the fun of it. When I start listening to one of these books it is like a reunion with old friends. Stephanie, Grandma Mazur, Lula, Ranger and the other characters make the drive to work or exercise walk an enjoyable and humorous experience. Ms. King brings the characters alive. I listened to a few of Ms. Evanovich's books on audio and then read the ones I had not heard. Reading the books was almost as good as hearing them on audio because I had Ms. King's character voices in my head. There are sometimes tough decisions when purchasing an audio book but Twelve Sharp narrated by Ms. King is not one of them.
It's hard not to like John Grisham and he hits on a timely topic. The difficulty I have with this book is it's predictability and the less than satisfying ending. With Mr. Grisham's last few books I have been left with the feeling that he could have done so much more with the plot. He appears to reach a point and then just wants to get it finished. I am still a huge fan, though, and will be on the lookout for the next one.
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