The first book started slow and finished fast. The second was solid but the ending left a lot to be desired. This one simply awesome as everything is tied up in a wonderful, smart conclusion. Also through out the narrator has been wonderful. Highly recommend the entire series.
I love stories that educate while they tell their story. Meltzer does a good job of telling the reader everything available from the National Archives, about the Culper Ring, and several other facts. However, the story never pulls me in and allows me to suspend belief. At no point did I say, yes this could really happen.
Also, Scott Brick the narrator sounded like "The Brain" from the cartoon "Pinky and the Brain". It was really distracting.
Lite-Spoiler (you are warned) - I really enjoyed this performance. It was playful and funny. He does a great job of letting you figure out parts of the story on your own. Also near then end when he comes to his conclusion over the coke head club owner, I found that truly profound. I really don't want to ruin it with saying what it is, but seriously it is truly a pearl of wisdom and I really mean that.
On the down side, the REM quotes early on are really over used and distract from the book. I was REALLY concerned they would run throughout the book, but I am glad it was only in the beginning.
Very good narrator but the writing was dreadful. Swallow characters thrown together with no regards for timing of events. I wrote better then this in elementary school.
This was a performance monologue. Picture being in a small theater in New York and someone reads an open letter of their life. Now pretend they are doing in an Indian accident who writes in a overtly simplistic matter. At its best it was an incite into the reality of the culture. At its worst it was punishment for something I did in another life.
I was completely engulfed by this book. I literally found reasons to drive to listen to it. As a computer engineer for over 17 years and having weather the loads of misunderstanding of technology in media; this was awesome. Also very believable to a point which I can not get into with spoilers. Only draw back as it has been said here, it ends rather suddenly.
Daniel please write the second much faster. How is next week for a release with you?
I absolutely loved this book. The authors writing style definitely struck fertile ground with me from the start, and I was hooked. I was disappointed I could not find something else by him.
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