I'm about halfway through this audio book and I just don't want to continue. I have no interest in the characters, or the "plot". The author initiates flashbacks like an episode of Family Guy. Somebody will say something about a past experience, and then you're off on 20 minutes of a flashback. I'm getting really tired of Scott Brick as well. His narration was great in a story like Paranoia by Joseph Finder, where the main character was a bit sarcastic, but after a while, he gets annoying. I've had to switch to Lost Light by Michael Connelly, and I'm back in my audio book groove. I think the author should try harder to avoid such common situations and characterizations in the thriller genre. Those of us who've listened/read these kinds of books for a while are looking for something new and original.
I had heard good things about the author's "Rain" series, so I looked forward to this book. Unfortunately, the author spends too much time telling us about the family drama and tensions between the two main characters, brothers Alex and Ben. The thriller part is at best 20% of the book. That said, if you're looking for a family drama with a bit of thriller thrown in, you might like this. If you want a fast paced thriller, this is not it.
You already know what a great book this is. Whether you've already read this book or not, you should not miss this audible version narrated by John Lee. This is one of the most compelling and dramatic narrations I have ever heard. Each character, each voice, had just the right amount of emotion and energy. You will greatly enjoy this, but you will also be very moved by it. Simply outstanding, and I'm now hooked on listening to the classics.
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