While this book contains some wonderfully mythic material, I couldn't get past the delivery. The book jumps from 1st person to 3rd person narrative. It jumps from story-telling to what appears to be reading directly from someone's autobiography of their past.
I liked the characters, but I couldn't love the characters because there was no continuity to the story.
The plot is excellent and engaging
I loved the story and character development. The performance left me feeling dry as though the narrator was reading not performing.
The multiple narrator voices were terrific. I found that I enjoyed this more than I expected to.
It is difficult to compare this to other books beyond the Alex Cross series, and this does not dissapoint. The story moves at what feels like light speed, with twists and turns that make it incedibly difficult to put down the iPod.
I really enjoyed the multiple voices.
I enjoyed and appreciated Tyler Perry as Alex Cross in the movie of the previous book. The performance was powerful enough that now Mr. Perry's face will forever be the face that I see when listening to or reading these stories. It was really enjoyable to have that image with me as I became emotionally invested in this story.
Threat Vector stands at a level above similar stories. Tom Clancy's usual attention to detail combined with the development of characters that the reader can become emotionally invested in make this an outstanding adventure. Lou Diamond Phillips once again provides excellence in the performance of the broad spectrum of voices needed to narrate and keep the audience invested.
Private presents a great character in Jack Morgan in the long line of defective detectives that we, the readers of murder mysteries have had the opportunity to glimpse inside their lives. The multiple directions and plot lines make for an extremely enjoyable and quick read. The story never gets bogged down and avoids the trappings of twists or turns that don't make sense. just to try to keep the readr off balance.
This work represents another solid winner for James Patterson, and warrants a thimbs-up for the collaboration with Maxine Paetro.
My wife and I were drawn in from the first sentence. Admittedly, I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the Camel Club series. However, I can easily see myself being drawn in by Michelle and Sean, and would love to see them in ongoing stories. The dynamic is solid and the personalities well layered. Ron McLarty as always delivers a stellar performance, but I found myself longing for a cameo by Oliver Stone because of his voice. The story develops quite well. Some sections drag only slightly, and there may be a couple of superfluous characters, yet that doesn't detract from a fantastic story line. The sub plot with Michelle's family definitely gives a nice twist and edge.
Brass Verdict is an unabashed winner. Putting Bosch and Haller together was a true stroke of genius. As with every Connelly offering, the action starts on page one and never quits. The personality of all of our favorite Lincoln Lawyer characters jumps through the words and off the page, triggering the emotional juices that made it impossible to quit listening. Giles offers a great depiction of Mickey Haller, but only a fair and somewhat disappointing rendition of Harry Bosch. Vocal stylings didn't alter enough from one character to another, and consequently, at times it was difficult to know who was speaking. That does not however diminish the engaging story telling and adventure.
Baldacci hit another home run with the continuing Camel Club adventure. Learning more about the people that Oliver, Milton, Reuben, and Caleb are is an adventure worth taking unto itself. The twists and turns are much along similar lines as previous writings and get just the slightest bit predictable. Bit in the end it doesn't matter, as the journey is so very worth it.
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