What's not to love! It a Baldacci novel written so well and read beautifully.
A mystery with rough characters you end up rooting for. I liked it and will look for another novel with the same main character. I hope that happens.
So you know already this epic story is about the lives of firstly Henry Whittaker..a brash unlovable character who succeeds amazingly well in the business of (basically) pharmaceutical botany and his brilliant but lonely daughter Alma…who spends her life studying mosses….it sounds so boring but it's a fabulously interesting tale and I was hooked after the first few minutes. Of course the narrator is one of the very best. A melodious perfectly moderated voice….believable accents….just the right speed and
style. This is one of my favorites….unexpectedly.
I hope the main character features in sequels in the future, Comoran Strike is such an
appealing personality. He reminds me of Harry Hole in the Jo Nesbo books...damaged,
rough, and completely endearing in his faults and intellect.
The narrator did a marvelous job with all the characters....seamless and believable.
An unexpected and unusual storyline. Lots of twists and turns and you'd better pay
attention or you will be 'rewinding' to catch important details. I liked it very much and will be
reading this author again.
Great character development....good story telling. The only thing I have to comment on is that I prefer a single narrator.
We are introduced to Harry Hole....making sense of all the references ( in subsequent books) to the events that occur in this first book.
John Lee is one of my favorite narrators. The anticipation I feel when looking for a new book is always peaked when John Lee is the narrator. Wonderful Norwegian accents....
This a a great mystery, complicated, unexpected and you wont see the ending coming.
Totally underwhelmed, what a shame Sookie's story ended with such a disappointing book. It seems Ms Harris just took all the characters and unfinished story lines and just stuck a conclusion on each.
After finishing a great book I love the feeling of completion and regret that the book is done. So lacking at the end of this one.
I liked the principal character. The predicaments he got himself into were a bit frustrating at times, but thats all part of the book engaging you. Scott Brick gives any book
instant credibility in my opinion.
This was the first Harlan Coben book for me and I will try another.
But didn't care for the narrative style. Sounded to me like every sentence was read with the same inflection, rhythm and moderation. Initially it was so annoying and almost hard to ignore but the story was so good I put up with it.
The story was fast moving and you have to pay attention so as not to miss something important.
Its a Baldacci book so of course it is gripping and well written.
When you have gallant swashbuckling heroes Royce and Hadrian, a bright underestimated princess and a waif for the unexpected heroine, plus a wizard and a mythical creature, it all adds up to a great listen.
Fun, energetic, just the right amount of suspense and surprises. I enjoyed it and have already downloaded the next two books in the series. I had to order those via Amazon to Audible.
This is an interesting look at the life, motivations and character of an ambitious young woman. The reader is also treated to an inside look at the workings of Sothebys auction house. My book-club read this Steve Martin gem, everyone enjoyed it but no one liked the the main character . Although she is a beautiful girl on the outside she is less so on the inside. Selfish and ruthless she uses and discards people who care about her.
The audible listener should look up the pieces of art that are referred to in this book. It is fascinating to see the actual works that are described and are an important element.
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