tallevast, FL, United States | Member Since 2011
The dynamics between Joe Pike and Elvis Cole are a good combination. I love the ex military factor. Reminded me of Reacher - Only better in my opinion. Not an earth shattering story - But a good listen.
Gillian Flynn, Val Mcdermid, Anne Emery, Nora Roberts, Tana French. These are a few of my favorite authors - male or female. I preface the statement with that because this had a degree of femininity that was uncomfortable to listen to. It was extremely emotional and I could barely get through the first part of the 2 halves. I stuck around to find out what stride was afraid to reveal to Serena - That was a big disappointment. Huge actually considering the build up. Also Kat's aunt was hiding a secret that was ho hum compared to the build up. This was a big attempt at multiple Red Herrings to throw things off. I was probably 2 hours off finishing and deleted the book from by library. Any other author wouldn't have made it that far. It should have been deleted through the first. This book was written to the point where the narrator had to do worse than normal with his dream yelling for Kat. It was very bizarre sounding. and not in a good way. I think this book should have been cut to five hours like "Turn to Stone" which I enjoyed thoroughly. Also - Should not be sold with the idea that this is a follow up as Turned to Stone. It's not.
I have many audio books by Brian Freeman - He has always received my praise - Until now.
I have to tell you - I am through the first part of "The Cold Nowhere" and this book is not a prequel. It stands on it's own and I liked it a lot. It was a fast past non abridged short story & I'm starting to wish The Cold Nowhere was a lot shorter. Back to this book though. The ending was great! This was a very good psycological thriller. Brian Freeman is one of the few writers with repeating characters that I follow. The Cold Nowhere review to follow.
This could have been a 4 star review. I listen a lot at work and I am able to keep track with books like The Story Teller, so I gotta say that this one had my head spinning. A lot of people with the same sounding Egyptian names. Some of those people had different names for on person. To be fair - Maybe it was one person. I felt like I was hearing "Jaun duelly - John Dooley - Hans Drooly" And so on. That's the American version of what I thought I was hearing. Some quick jumps back and for through time didn't help, and the politics didn't resonate with me personally - Though I should study up more about other countries current affairs. Besides countries like Venezuela and the Ukraine of course. God be with them. It had a lot of good intrigue in there mixed in with the stuff I didn't like, and the narrator was really good.
I can't justify a five - But I'm tempted to give 41/2. This is probably my favorite Sean Duffy novel yet. I normally steer away from mysteries and books that occur outside the current decade - But Adrian and Gerard have kept me on the hook with the Sean Duffy series. I give equal credit to both - Because without a good narrator - I wouldn't have continued series after book one. This one has the better mystery out of them all in my opinion. I'm 4th generation Irish - Just wish I had that darned accent =0)
I know I'm not right in the head sometimes because I really enjoy the dark twisty stuff in this novel and the mystery that unfolds. I like the back and forth story telling that eventually comes together. I am a big fan of Gillian Flynns and though this novel isn't as dark as Dark Places or Sharp Objects - It is definitely a good story.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves people. That said - This was a perfect follow up... I enjoyed getting to know Kolt in Black site - But this may have been the better overall book. I won't go ino much detail. If you haven't read the first - then this is a perfect one-two combination. If you like these - Do yourself a favor and get Sniper Elite one way trip.
Or David Chandler... I hate when someone over does a Super gruff voice for a tough guy - As I do for a high pitched girl. I grinded through one part of the book because I wanted to give it my all + 10 minutes of the second. It had a promising story line - But I didn't like the main characters at all. Maybe if I read it - I would have liked a little more - But I'm not entirely sure. The reader was slow and his voice was not engaging. Don't hate me - But it seems like a book for an older generation that likes it a little bit of rough..I might also understand why it might appeal to female readers. That's not sexist - That's sensitivity I'm talking about. It's returnable - That's how much I didn't like it. I'll take a look - but I have bought quite a few books & this might be number 4 that I am returning.
I was duped... This is science fiction military. UN military forces - ETC. Even if it was something I would have liked - I could barely continue listening the narrator. He wasn't bad - I just couldn't slip into his voice. After 20 minutes of listening - I was done. The story could not hold my attention. I've listened to books outside of my genre, but this is not one of them. Look at the other books bought by people who bought this one. Ghost stories and sci-fi. My Bad.... I saw the carrot of reviews praising it as a Military super book and 5 star ratings, and I bit down. It's pseudo private military something or another.
I hope I see another book soon by this writer.?These writers. And I pray they use the same narrator. This book gave me almost everything I could wish for. A good story (Though it stretches plausibility a little) & An awesome main character in Gil Shannon. I'll say it - I got choked up a bit in this one. It is probably the best military sniper - assassin type book I have listened to since..... Well - The latter half of the Mitch Rapp series - Consent to kill and most of the books that followed... I will probably give it a couple of weeks - But I could easily listen to this book again.
It was pretty darn good. The Narration was great. The story was mostly plausible. To tell you the truth - I was really, really liking three quarters of the book. I was feeling it emotionally and intrigued. The ending didn't (kill) it overall for me. It wasn't bad - It just didn't rock me. I had a better time getting to know Colt in the beginning and listening to the transformation - Then I did listening to the end. High marks for Dalton Fury's 1st fiction Novel. The character and series have promise.
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