I liked all of Finder's other books better, but this one still entertains. It starts a bit slow, but the action ramps up and his characterisations of corporate execs are spot on. If you like Finder's genre, you will like this one.
This is a very good sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo. But, it is not as good as that one (which was 6 stars IMO). If you liked the first one, you will like this one. I am looking forward to the last one (and bummed that there will never be anymore from him)
As usual, Dan Brown tells a great story. HOwever, more than any of his other books, this one is heavily laden with personal philosphy about how the world should be, how we should act, etc. IMHO, it really detracted from the story and made the book way longer than it needed to be
I was enthralled with this book. The characters are magnificently well developed and the plot turns and twists enough to keep you in suspense without being totally unreal.
There is just enough violence, sex and romance to make it realistic and not so much that those become the basis of the book.
The narrator was good, not great. But, he did a passable job with great material.
I am a huge Lee Child fan and this was not his best effort. The storyline was kind of weak and Reacher just wasn't the same kind of character he has been.
Grisham can tell a story with the best of them and this one is no exception. The story was relevant, current and well paced. The narrartor was as good as anyone I have heard (54 audible books and counting). The characters were well developed. Although, if I have one criticism it is that one of the main character's change of heart was a bit forced and rapid--as if Grisham felt he was running out of pages. Otherwise, an excellent listen.
...from Stuart Woods. Somewhat superficial, slightly unbelievable and highly entertaining. I don't think I would ever rate one of his works a "5", but I do enjoy the listen. But don't look for anything too deep.
Politically relevant, highly entertaining fiction. This book is well researched, well-plotted and well-narrated. I enjoyed Patterson's weaving of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict into each characters life. He obviously did significant on-site research in the West Bank and Jerusalem and it shows. This is right near the top of the 35+ books I have listened to this year...
Why say something in 10 words that can be said in 110? That seems to be the MO of this author. That said, he has a unique and interesting plot with unique and interesting characters. The plot, though, develops slowly and laboriously. He describes and redescribes scenes and thouhts of characters. I've never seen an actual copy of the book, but it must weigh 8 lbs. The narrator is very good, but there is just too much material to have a crisp, entertaining story.
I have read all of JLB's books and would rank this near the top of the heap. Len Carriou IS Dave Robicheaux and his other characters come to life as well. The plot is clever and gives some insight (although at times mildly preachy) about post-Katrina New Orleans. If you like JLB, you will like this one. My only warning is that overall the book is a bit depressing.
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