Classic P.D. James. The book is not for the hurried. The characters are full blood and flesh and fully developed, not mere charicatures. The story line was believable and the language was even tempered. I enjoyed the pace but some may call it slow. I would recommend it if as a rule you enjoy 20th century English classics such as S.W.Maugham or Christie.
Not bad, not great either. The basic plot is intriguing. Patterson gets "A" for imagination. However it is too lose and lacks suspense in too many places. A good portion of this book dives into too many aspects of Cross's personal life - which was distracting from the plot, and honestly, rather dull.
Narration is good with sound effects. It's the same guy who has read most of the other Cross books.
Overall, the book gets a passing grade - but you may decide to pass on it.
It is a fast paced story with the famous Alex Cross. The plot is far fetched but most people could be suspended in disbelief for a few hours - especially when the book moves fast.
The narration is excellent. Clear and dramatic pronounciations.
Overall, it is not great, but not bad either. It is not the best Alex Cross story, but it is an "acceptable" listen.
The book follows one major trial and two unrelated events in the course of a year in Sacramento DA's office, with personalities and insights woven into the developments.
The book is fast paced and engaging overall, although at times the author essentially reades the trial transcript and the reading can become dull. The book is particularly a good read for someone interested in becoming a prosecutor or at the very beginning of a legal career. I also recommend this book for working out - the pace is fast and the stories are engaging to keep you going on the eliptical machine.
My one complaint is the book does not offer very much about the politics of the DA's office. (maybe special contractual agreements?) At the core, the book is about lawyers and trial work, not the machinations of the office.
The reading is pleasant enough. The language is crude at times but that is a part and parcel of trial lingo. Overall, it is a good listen for a curious mind.
The writing is engaging and straightforward. The book is a factual account of one man's pschopathic behavior, in spite of his talents and intelligence. The pace of the development is appropriate, not too slow or hurried. The narrator has a deep and somewhat manicured voice which I found pleasant.
Overall I would recommend the book, especially to those fascinated with the human mind.
The book was a great deal of fun. If you are looking for something to listen to while jogging or walking or pumping the stairmaster - this is your book. The abrideged version was 6 hours of great entertainment. Overall, the plot is tight, the pace was the good, and the narration was better than average. The book made time go by unnoticeably - I reached my destination or finished my workout before I knew it.
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