The story is marginally interesting, but I found my mind constantly wandering off while istening. The narrator is extremely boring and monotonous, its hard to stay interested.
This is the first book I have ever stopped listening to before finishing. The narrator was just soooo boring - it was like he was reading a text book.
I did read his other book Ghost in the Wires and it was fantastic - in fact that's the reason I decided to buy this book.
He was very, very monotone and boring. No excitement or inflection in his voice at points where there clearly should have been.
Yes - listen to a different book - any other book.
It's too bad they didn't use the same narrator from Ghost in the Wires - that narrator really had Mitnick down pat.
It's one of the top 20
Yes - it was a roller coaster ride almost from the beginning,
When our hero descends into the concentration camp.
James Bond before James Bond!
Even though I pretty much knew the outcome - the story was fantastically written and had a great sense of anticipation.
No - I don't listen to books twice - I already knows whats going to happen.
The plot twists and surprises.
Some of the descriptions of torture and murder can be a bit disturbing.
Dick Hill is fantastic
The story line of this book was not very compelling. The previous books seemed to have a lot more tension and crime solving. So as a book it wasn't that great, but as an audio listen it was horrible.
The male narrator was just terrible. It sounded as though he were reading the book for the first time. He put the emphasis on the wrong words and he enunciated each and every word - almost like listening to a group of first graders sitting around a circle learning to read. It - was - a - nice - warm - day - out - side - and me - and - my - friends - were - playing. Nothing flowed, it was just a bunch of disjointed words.
The narration was so bad that it completely took me out of the story on numerous occasions, so I'm not sure if the book was really that bad or just the reading.
Like an earlier reviewer said - it might be better to read this one rather than listen.
This is my first Dave Robicheaux novel, the series gets such high ratings I just had to try it.
Much like the setting, I found the book very laid back and slow. Most books are like roller coasters, they have ups and downs throughout, but not this one. Like the long, slow, boring climb at the beginning of a roller coaster this book spent the first 3/4 getting to the top of the hill. The ride down the other side very mildly exciting but not worth the wait.
A earlier reviewer had commented about the narrator, no doubt Will Patton is good narrator, but during the descriptive sequences I found his voice almost hypnotic. And what's with the marathon descriptive sequences, I know the author is trying to give us a picture of the setting but come on. There seems to be 5-6 paragraphs of description for one little sentence of action. Between the long narratives and sleepy voice of Patton, is was very difficult to stay focused on the story and easy to fall asleep.
After listening the John Corey (Nelson DeMille) and Jack Reacher (Lee Child) series, which are full of action - this was a bit difficult.
As far as another reviewer banging on Scot Brick, I dare you to fall asleep listening to his excellent work.
This book is filled with excellent action, has a lot of interesting characters and a bit of history.
It does manage to drag in a few spots, but not too much.
I can't understand other reviewer's complaints about the narrator. Granted he's not Rich Little, but without his accents and voices, the book would not have been nearly as enjoyable.
Good read - recommended.
Well, it's John Corey, our favorite wise cracking detective.
This time instead of battling foreign terrorists, he finds a villain much closer to home. It's not a typical terrorist, one that you easily hate and want to kill, but someone who is actually charismatic and somewhat likable. This presents Corey with a problem, on one level he actually likes the guy, on the other, he's an insane idiot. When it comes to Patriotism and dedication, I think Corey sees a bit of himself in this guy and that idea forces John to take a closer look at himself.
The story itself is based on many truths, so its not that far fetched and while the some reviewers have suggested that the billionaire-reshaping-the-world is a bit cliche, I think we only need to look as far as Osama Bin Laden to see that it isn't!
The story was gripping, many surprises, people die unexpectedly and we're kept guessing. The tension built very nicely and when story peaked, unlike DeMille's previous book Night Fall, this one actually delivered a worthy, very satisfying conclusion.
The only negative comments I have, are regarding Kate Mayfield - Corey's wife. She was kinda of a whiner throughout, looking for the easy way out, always wanting to quit. Not exactly the traits you'd like to see in an FBI agent. But when the time came, she stepped up.
I look forward to John's next adventure.
Love the story - it's Detective John Corey, who doesn't love him.
The cat and mouse game was great and the story built to a really exciting crescendo - then like TWA 800 - it blew up.
As the book drew to a close, the author telegraphed the ending. I was hoping badly, that DeMille didn't go there, but he did.
It ended in a very disappointing fashion. The author admitted in the interview that followed the book, that he had "painted himself into a corner" with this story and this was his way out.
I think that's a bit of a cop out - he should have thought about that earlier.
Still very much enjoyed the story.
This is the first Thomas Perry book I've read. At first I thought the narrator's bland tone was distracting, but after a while I realized it fit perfect with Jerry Hobart's personality.
The story was very good, very satisfying and I would highly recommend it.
This is my first Nelson DeMille book and all I can say is WOW. John Correy is an awesome character. His sarcastic tone is hilarious, but his intensity and competence are equally brilliant. If you like thrillers, you'll love this.
I wish I had read the prequel to this book - The Lions Game, but the author does a great job of bringing the you up to date if you haven't.
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