The ending was a little too "precious" for my taste, although it was the only one most readers would accept. The book kept me alternately pissed off at the hero and sympathizing with him. Some good twists and turns.
...but the narrator is still pretty bad. Here's a case where the narrator does the book no favors...but he's not bad enough to keep me from the rest of the series.
This is another example of the narration bringing a book up a notch. The story and characters are strong...Dan Stevens brought the characters to life.
Plotline good enough so I will listen to the next in the series. I did get a little tired of the author using, "He said," when the sentence was interrogative. Robert Parker did the same thing. Annoying.
I am now a font of (not so) useless information! Mr. Fahrenheit and Mr. Celsius and their respective thermometers...who knew? I'm ready for "Jeopardy".
Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy. Got a kick out of part of the story being set in the tiny town where I live currently. The descriptions were even accurate. Like the "toy" maker premise. Just wasn't enough to equal a more-than-mediocre read.
All the "good guys" are gorgeous and rich. The "bad guys" are ugly slugs. All ends happily for the the "good guys".
I think I've read (and/or listened to) everything by Steve Berry. I always look forward to the next book.
Got this on a whim. Turned out to be a real treat. Without giving anything away, let me say Christopher Lane was perfect. Think I would have listened to the entire book just to hear his narration.
It's nowhere near the worst mystery to which I've listened. The plot line gets unnecessarily convoluted. It's much like "Mad Magazine's" Spy vs. Spy. Scott Brick made the listen tolerable.
I was lured in by the fact the author once lived near Robert Ames and his family. I thought there would be much in the way of first-hand and intimate (no...not THAT kind of intimate) information. Nothing of the sort. DIdn't finish the book.
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