Great book, as only Feist can do, but I struggled to listen to the whole book because of the narrater. He lacked the ability to give the characters a uniqueness, his voice was basically the same, regardless of the character. And, he sounded like a teenager trying to imitate a man's voice. The second book was narrated by a gentleman who did an amazing job and I could hardly stop listening. This one....not so much.
Anyone who doesn't mind listening to a wondering, disorganized, hard to follow novel filled with pointless rambling and no distinctive plot.
No. He fails to provide each character a distinctive voice and persona, basically everyone sounds the same. His voice inflection is none existent and his monotone drone makes the book very boring to listen to. I could not finish the book.
Tommy. What exactly does she have to do with the alleged plot about finding a young boys story? It might have been more interesting if the focus was more on the boy and his history rather than Chase (Seth???) and Tommy's past and present situation.
The usual Corey sarcasm and humor was over the top. It took away from his charming wit. Also, there was too much arrogance in his character this time.
Disgust and disappointment
The story line did not make sense and painted the CIA as no better than the very terrorists they have been protecting US citizens from. There is realism, then there is ridiculous and unrealistic. This book fell in line with the latter.
This book was nothing like book one which set up a great beginning to an intriguing story.
The whole focus of this story seemed to be the passionate love blossoming between Eona and the Emperor. If I wanted to read a romance novel, I would have purchased one.
She is a wonderful narrator and would shine with a better novel more suited to her obvious talent.
Everything that had to do with Eona and the emperors sexual desires.
If you are going to write a follow-on novel in a series, make sure you maintain a fluid flow with the story line. This novel barely touched on the Dragon-eye persona and focused more on the romance and desire of two characters and threw in the repulsive desires of a villan for good measure. I will not purchase another book from this author.
The pace. Steady without excessive nonsense
No. After listening to 4 stories about an irresponsible, danger prone FBI agent who gets shot do to bad situational awareness and irresponsible decisions, I don't think I need too waste any more time. It seems to be her theme and each book from this point on is more than likely the same old thing.
I was more annoyed than anything. Its highly unlikely that an FBI BSU agent would engage in the activities this one did.
Great story and well read!! I enjoyed every minute! Vince Flynn takes you into a world of extreme intensity, intrigue and skill. I don't want to say too much, but I will say this...it is worth the read!!
I was expecting a great story with a narrator to bring it alive, instead this story was less than mediocre and the narrator with his short choppy almost amused style was horrific. I literally had to force myself to listen to the whole book. Painful!!!
Once again Flanagan fills in the gaps quite nicely! However, once again Keating does a great job at ruining the listening enjoyment with his inability to give the characters distinctive voices that compliment their persona. I've decided to by the paper books from now on instead of purchasing the audible version if read be Keating.
Flanagan continues doing a great job at bringing the Rangers story to life, however he might consider getting a better narrator. Keating lacks the skill in making each character distinctive. All the voices sound the same and the pitch of his voice never changes. Halt should be a low, level voice of reason and confidence, but Keating makes him sound like a questioning naive youngster. I was very disappointed when I first started listening to the story but hung in there because I enjoy Flanagan's excellent work.
What can I say, Clancy along with Greaney has meant the very high expectation of a great novel! And the huge plus is Lou D. Phillips awesome job at narrating this masterpiece. The narrator can make or break a good book....so hats off to Phillips for doing his part to make this book fantastic to listen to!
This was a very good read! I exspecially liked the scottish characters and the way their questionable backgrounds played in the story. Jane was a bit overbearing and made to sound too stubborn. At times I felt compelled to fast forward through some of her dialogue, because I couldn't believe a woman could be so stupid as to want to see grisly murder victims. It is still worth the read.
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