The narrator made this book great, especially in his voice characterizations. His voice for the muscle, Boo, for example, is worth the price of the book, in my opinion. The one problem with the audio version is really caused by Parker's writing style: the number of the times the phrase "he said" and "she said" appears in this book is in the hundreds; and that number is obvious when the book is read aloud. Mantenga's performance, however, outweighs the aggravation caused by the "he said/she said" issue, in my opinion.
Yes. This is the third of Parker's books that I have read or listened two, and I have enjoyed the plots of all of them. I haven't finished this book yet, and I still don't know "who done it."
Any scene with the mobster Boo... :). Also, the character Hawk has some funny lines, as always.
I laughed out loud on a few occasions, and often listened with a smile on my face and an occasional chuckle. Very enjoyable book!
I can't comment on the content of this book because the recording quality was SO poor that I never even made it through the first hour! I was very disappointed to waste a credit on this title, and I would encourage you not to make the same mistake.
Cussler's books are predictably exciting. Like Louis L'amour, John Grisham and other authors, He has found a formula that works for him, and he sticks to it. As he has gotten older, his style has become more refined, and I like the more recent books over the early novels. If you are looking for an enjoyable listen to occupy your mind during "down" times, I suggest this (or any) or Clive's books.
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