Like other reviewers have said, this is a big disappointment for fans of Preston and Child. The characters are stereotypical and/or annoying, the plot is ridiculous and not even that interesting, and the narration is not the greatest and punctuated with seemingly random musical interludes. The scenes that are supposed to be exciting plodded along until I was yelling at the stereo to get on with it! Blah!
I really loved this book. The narrator does a great job with the multiple perspectives and brings the lovely writing to life. I learned a lot about the Iranian Revolution too.
My daughter loves Geronimo Stilton, and my husband and I enjoy them too. There's a lot of humor in the writing and in the performance.
The plot was so predictable and the language is full of cliches and awkward dialog. These things could have been improved.
I figured it out about a third of the way through, and I usually don't figure mysteries out.
I guess the Amish twist is sort of interesting, but there are so many better mysteries out there.
I haven't read one of Jeffery Deaver's books in a long time. I got this one because I love Joe Mantegna, and his narration didn't disappoint.
As for Deaver, he is a pretty good writer for the thriller genre, and the characters of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are interesting as always. Toward the middle, the plot almost made me give up because it was so ridiculous, but there were more twists to come and the ending was satisfying eventually.
I downloaded this book on a whim after seeing it on Audible's main page, and I'm so glad I did. The story is haunting, the characters are multi-faceted and the writing is beautiful. In addition, I would download almost anything from this narrator - he is so good. I didn't want it to end!
I didn't like this one quite as much as Preston's other book featuring Wyman Ford, but I still enjoyed it. A lot of seafaring adventure and interesting "science."
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