I usually like a book that I can't predict what's going to happen next, but this one was over the top. Too many twists and turns. I still liked the story, but I didn't like all the red herrings and questions I had about who was or wasn't a good guy.
I'm not going to say much for obvious reasons, but I didn't like the choices the author made in wrapping up this trilogy. I felt the path she chose was maybe a valid option, but totally unnecessary. I gave the other two installments in this series much higher marks. It's a good read - and clearly made for Hollywood.
I read a lot of books in this genre. I didn't care for this one. I like stories to give me useful clues as to what in the world is going on. This one didn't. I kept expecting the pieces - and there were lots of them - to fall into place, but that happen didn't until late in the book. There could have been a good story here, but it needed more care in the telling.
If you liked the early John Grisham better than the more recent one, you're going to absolutely love this book. A great story with a number of twists and turns. This book is actually a sequel to his very first novel, A Time to Kill, with that book's first protagonist again in the lead role in this book. This book was so well done. It has an easy writing style, which should never be confused with slow. The characters - all of them that matter- are richly drawn.
And special kudos to the narrator, Michael Beck. He managed to give distinct accents to a host of characters that made the book easy to listen to. I clicked on Beck's name and discovered that he has made a career of voicing Grisham's books almost exclusively. It's easy to see why.
This book sneaked up on me. I chose it because it because Audible has promoted it. I read a lot of books in this international thriller genre. They keep me going in the gym way better than non-fiction or "fine writing" novels. The first hour or two of this book moved along okay and then boom, the pace quickened and it was like I was being pulled along by a rushing current. It got in the way of my focusing on work or anything else.Wow. It was that good. Drew Chapman, the author, has enjoyed a lot of success in Hollywood and I think this is his first novel. I can't wait for the next one.
Strong story. Great characters. Perhaps a little long, but kept me involved. I liked the complexity of the main character.
It's hard not to like a Tom Clancy book. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's his last, of course. I'm hoping that Mark Greaney wrote enough of it to hint that the Clancy style will continue to provide us with such great reads. I loved the detail in Command Authority. Everything here could have actually happened. The historical relevance is captivating. This book goes fast and deep.
This was a fun read, or I should say listen. It took me a bit to see how the difference pieces were going to fit together, but in the end, they all did. I liked the character development and how the story would jump from one group in one locale to another.
I love Dan Brown, so I was eager to read Inferno. Got it the first day it was out. It's a good read, but falls short of DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons. This one felt like there was just too much chasing and not enough of the historical stuff that sets his books apart. Would I still recommend it? Yes, just with slightly lower expectations.
I like Clancy and have been jumping around in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The usual good character development and tight plotting. Scott Brick is, hands down, the best Clancy narrator. I've waded through some of the others and truly, there is no comparison. I'd consider reading anything that he has narrated.
Good plot. Well drawn characters. The story moves along pretty quickly and kept me engaged.
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