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Yocheved

Freelance journalist, now living in Israel. Audible books listener for 30 years, when I had to pretend to be blind to get access.

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  • The Lock Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (684)

    Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now 18, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in 10 years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight hundred-pound safe...he can open them all. It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people.

    G. Sabin says: "A decent story, a little slow"
    "A disappointment considering the author"
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    I'm a big fan of Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight series -- they are among the best in terms of characters, setting, action and most of all location. I love books set in cold places where the snow plays the part of a character -- 'Paradise, MI', certainly qualifies as that. So I was expecting more from him in this non-series book. I was disappointed. It's not a bad book, not really. It's just that I expected so much more from Steve Hamilton. His other books are among the best of the best -- how did he get messed up with this comparatively lackluster tale?

    Maybe it was intended for a teenage audience, with all the 'young love' and all.... Maybe it was a slight revision of Dean Koontz 'Hideaway', which also features a main character who was resuscitated after a long period, but who survives but with unique abilities and disabilities.

    There was never a moment when I thought I'd quit listening -- it's a fairly involving tale. Just one that's not really worthy of this author. I hope he goes back to spinning more adult white knuckle tales from Upper Michigan.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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