I hadn't read or listened to any books by Stephen Coonts before, but now I've become a fan. This audio grabs your interest from the get go, and holds it until the end.
The story was pretty far fetched, but somewhat engaging.
I thought the way the main characters, King and Maxwell, were portrayed was pretty lame. King was made to be pretty much a whiner. Maxwell was a little better, but not much
The narration was o.k., but there characters were fairly limited
It was so so. I probably won't listen to it again, while I listen to other books more than once
If you want to purchase this book, in my estimation, it only rates 3 stars. There are many books that rate 4 and some 5 stars.
I'm angry that I spent anything to purchase this book. The author displays an extremely limited vocabulary. He doesn't seem to know many words beyond "f--k." It is repeated beyond belief. After hearing it repeated over and over and over, I finally just gave up and wrote it off as a terrible purchase. I would guess the author would have cut the length of his book in half if he'd left out this word he seems to love. Perhaps his mother washed his mouth out with soap when he used it as a child, so he has to use it now to make up for lost time!
I can't understand the negative comments about this series. It is a great listen. It's in a series, so naturally, one is left wondering what is coming next. The writer is great at building and keeping the suspense going!
This has to rate at the top of the books I've listened to.
The story builds and builds until the tension becomes so great you just can't stop listening.
The climax is so dramatic and so unexpected that it draws you right into the moment.
The climax, and the way the truth finally came out.
It grabbed me so I had to put off other things I needed to do, because just had to know how this was going to end.
This book has non- stop action. However, the further the story line develops, the less believable it becomes. There are too many impossible close escapes and too many wounds that build up to make the hero believable.
Archer displays a remarkable gift for developing layers of characters, taking many twists and turns. It's like listening to the sounds of a colorful kaleidoscope that leaves one guessing which brilliant color will shine brightly around the next corner. I became hooked and had to stay up past my normal bedtime just to see how it would all turn out.
Coben writes a fair story, but he is way over the top in trying to be descriptive. Many times it's just plain silly. He seems to feel the need to try to outdo himself in finding a new comparison of words to describe what he wants to say. I've enjoyed other books by him, but this one is way down the list.
I couldn't stop listening to the book - one exciting event to another. I kept wondering: How can this possibly end and the country not be torn apart. Vince Flynn's style of writing is fast paced and he keeps building the tension.
I'll be glad when another of his books becomes available so I can download it.
I enjoyed Paranioa very much. the development of characters is well done and believable. Even the "dark" characters have likeable qualities, and create a certain sense of sympathy for their actions. The only part of the listen that I felt was overdone was the author's obvious political views. At times I felt like I was listening to a politician giving a speech. In my opinion, the author would have done better just letting the story unfold in a more natural way. Having said this, I look forward to the next book.
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