Maybe to a few friends. The reader Holter Graham is excellent, but the story just never seems to go anywhere. I kept listening hoping for some twist or turn to take things in a new or surprising direction but it never happens.
The Minotaur character doesn't really change, there was a real opportunity to take him in an unexpected direction or to have him grow.
He really brings the characters to life and gives them depth.
Overall this book was a let down, there was an opportunity to do something different. Because of this it ultimately disappoints the listener. As a warning to potential listeners there is some strong language, strong sexual language, sex situations so this isn't for young listeners or those easily offended.
Very good follow up to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fills in a lot of holes. My only dislike of this story is that at times the author spends a bit to much time on irrelevant detail. When listening you are kind of stuck listening through these part.
A good continuation off of the first in the series. The author continues to grow and develop the characters very well. Kevin Hearne does a great job of making the characters real in these books and this helps pull you in. The performance by Luke Daniels is stellar he just nails it all the way through, I've listened to a lot of audio books and he is one of the best.
This was a well written and performed story. The reader did a wonderful job with the characters and the good writing kept my interest up all the way through. The ending was slightly predictable but even with that I would highly recommend this book. The writer did an excellent job creating and developing interesting characters in the story.
I've listened too or read several of the Reacher series books. This book more than others seems to drag on during the middle and the reader doesn't really help with this either. Lee Child is a decent author but seriously needs a better editor to cut out some of the useless thought dialogs Reacher has. I find Dick Hill to be an ok Reader but he seems to make all of the female voices sound hysterical, in a better story it's easy to ignore but when the story is dragging on it becomes very tedious to listen to his voice.
I'm kind of ho hum on this one, the author came up with some interesting characters and had the beginnings of what could have been an interesting story. Instead the author drifted around the plot, used a lot of flowery language and followed a predictable course to a predictable ending. This book had the feeling of a novella stretched out to novel length. I did stick with the book to the end mostly because of the very good readers.
Spend your money elsewhere, this is a ghost written book in the Ludlum name and the writer must have been paid by the word. Huge long rambling passages read by a marginal reader. The books pace is slow and plodding and more importantly the characters are not well developed as they shift and change in how they act, think, and behave frequently. The plot is predictable after the first few chapters and the twist at the ending doesn't even come as a surprise. There is nothing to challenge the reader in this novel what so ever. If this had not been written as part of the "Ludlum" franchise it would be taking up space in trash can of an editor. Perhaps if you could find an abridged version of this novel it might decrease the suffering enough to at least be palatable.
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