All the characters in this book seem to be Forrest Gump clones that show up at every relevant historical event of the last 50 years. "Historical" not really an accurate term since the author seemed to make up much of his own history and ignore many events all together.
I have labored listening to all of the Ken Follett Trilogy 3 books and this is by far the worst. Mainly because I lived through this period and know how inaccurate the authors story really is.
My recommendations, don't bother wasting your time on this book, there are much better fictional books out there. This will be my last Ken Follett book.
While I generally like Brad Thor's books, this one was a joke. The dialogue between the main characters was juvenile and at times laughable. The plot, or attempt at multiple plots was confusing and hard to follow. None of the characters were very well developed. I could not recommend this book as a read for anyone.
Not what I would call a complete novel. John Sandford kind of left out the plot on this one.
The story seemed like a jumble of mindless events, none really making very much sense. It does appear that the author just cranked this one out of the book factory without really giving it much thought. Reminds me of the stuff Patterson is putting out lately.
If you like Sandford, give it a listen, but it's probably the worst Flowers of the series.
The Michael Bennett books are one of my favorite Patterson produced series. I enjoyed this book until we got to the end. It wasn't there! This story should have been wrapped up with this book, but obviously the authors wanted to stretch it out into two books.
I can only assume the next book will be more of the same.
I would have liked to have seen this story finish up.
Just another shallow book for the Paterson book mill. The main character is not well developed in the book. The listener never really seems to be able to relate. The narrator is very poor, over acts everything. Her voice sounds the same for the college girl and the 40 year old lawyer, and for that matter the male characters!
No surprises in this book, just one unlikely action after another. Getting to be a habit for these Patterson co-authored books. Sorry ... disappointed with this one.
Unlike "T" is for Trespass, I really enjoyed this book. I think Sue Grafton is right back on track with her style of mixing the past with the present in Kinsey's investigation. She got back to basics, which is what made her novels so good in the past. I have always liked that in previous books and especially in the late 1960's timeframe, which was when we went through a lot of cultural change in the country. Grafton presents a pretty good look of what it really was like, and the attitude of the parents and teenagers during that time.
Keep it coming Sue, I just hate that your getting close to running out of letters.
I'm not sure why there are so many highly rated customer reviews on this book; I found it very average at best. The abilities of the primary character is not very believable, too much of a superwoman. Her feat at the end of the book is almost ridiculous. The entire first part of the book had absolutely no relevance to the rest of the book. It appeared to be just filler, which there was a lot of in this book. I really couldn't recommend this book as a good read.
I'm a huge fan of the Lucas Davenport books, and "Wicked Prey" did not disappoint me. Sandford continued forward some of the sideline stories in past books, and added some new twists in this one. If you like John Sandford's style of writing, you won't be didapointed with this one.
I really like Sue Grafton novels and couldn't wait for this one to come out. "T" kept my interest,but but never kept me sitting in my car in the garage waiting to hear what was going to happen next. Grafton added a little social commintary in this one, actually well done. Not Grafton's best, but not the worst. 6 out of 10
I have only read a couple of the Lucas Davenport novels, but am quickly becoming a fan. Especially after listening to Invisible Prey. I liked the charactors and the twists and turns of the plot. The book didn't appear to be just a carbon copy of previous novels in the series. I look forward to the next book.
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