I happen to like Dan Brown. I feel like I learn something about art and history and symbolism with every book. This book is mostly set in Italy and will give you a glimpse into Dante's Inferno.
If you liked The Lost Symbol and the Da Vinci Code, then you'll like this one.
I remember reading this book when it first came out and thinking how good it was. I've listened to it now because I want to listen to World Without End and wanted the continuity…and I still think its a really good book.
There are some really evil people and really good people in this book, and of course they clash. Nothing new in that plot line.
This book is more like a soap opera, but Follett makes them characters that you care about and want to hear about. The plot moves along at a steady pace and the struggle between good and evil is well crafted.
Well worth the credit.
This was a good book for a quick read. Not too exciting, but an OK story that didn't bog down anywhere. While it didn't make me want to run out and find another book by this author, I wouldn't turn down one if it was on sale...
My favorite Grisham novels seem to be the ones where his dry sarcasm comes through. There is some of that in this book, so I enjoyed it. And even though Frank Muller isn't one of my favorite readers, his style works to bring across the dry wit and sarcasm.
This book is typical of Grisham's better novels.
What I have always liked about this author in the past is that his plot and premiss have always teetered on the edge of plausibility. This book…no way. No one could suspend their disbelief enough to even remotely consider this plot as anything even remotely plausible. Because of this, I found the book tedious. I did finish it, but I'm not sure why I bothered.
I'll be more careful about my next purchase from his author.
Lukas Davenport is an interesting character. The bad guy is pretty over the top as bad guys go, which is unfortunate. But the book is well written and kept me interested. I'd probably listen to more Davenport novels.
Grisham has long been one of my favorites. This book wasn't gripping, but the characters were fun, some of Grisham's dry wit came thru, and the premise was good.
Good courtroom drama, and well worth the credit.
This book didn't keep me riveted. I never wanted to sit in the driveway to listen to the next word. There were a few plot twists, but overall I'm going to have to say it was OK. Since it was told from the father's perspective, you never really get to know Jacob so it is tough to form opinions about the characters. I didn't get particularly attached to any of them.
Not a wasted credit, but nothing very exciting either.
This was a relatively quick read. It got a bit bogged down in the jungle, but other than that the premise was pretty decent. I read Grisham for courtroom drama, and this book was short on that.
The narrator got a bit annoying. He is very breathy at the end of pretty much every sentence and at times I just get fed up with that.
Still, not a waste of a credit.
I don't have much to say about this book. It just wasn't that interesting. The plot was forced. I could take it or leave it. I did manage to finish it, but I'd rather have used the credit elsewhere.
There are tons of glowing reviews for this book. "A classic," "well written," "thought provoking," blah blah blah. I thought it was "uninteresting," "stilted prose," "couldn't even finish it." When I can't finish a 3 hour book, that's pretty bad. I put it down after 2 hours and don't miss it a bit.
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