After the first book in this series, which I rated 5 stars, this one was a disappointment.
The main character, the best assassin in the world, is portrayed as pretty much unstable, gullible, inconsistent, undisciplined, emotional, not at all the strong man he was in the first book.
The plot is thin, the supporting characters are flat and cliched.
The performance was overly dramatic for my taste.
There is enough good and detailed action to keep you reading the whole book but it was a struggle to get through and at the end it seemed like pretty much a waste of time.
Sophomore slump maybe, I will read the next in the series but keep it on a real short leash.
I know this book is highly rated, but after about 30 minutes I just put it down. I was waiting for a point, or some direction.
I guess it just isn't too my taste but I did not finish it.
Who doesn't like that arch British accent.
An important story, compulsive listen, hard to turn off.
The book itself, of course, is a classic now, as it should be.
The performance is seamless and accents are not over acted.
Doesn't get much better than this.
Well now we have both a female and male professional assassin combo.
Short and sweet, well written and well read. The body count here is mostly casualties but ok, its a short story so you can't kill too many people.
Nice setting, major cities are always a good place for a story.
Very well read by the author, an added benefit.
I will look for more.
A moral superman in an immoral profession. Well written and suspenseful, until of course, you realize none of this is really possible. Impressive body count, and hateful bad guys too.
Well read, though the voice of the french girl is a little, well, amusing.
Overall a fun listen and I would look for this combination of author and reader again.
Don't get this book hoping for some of Nucky Thompson a la Steve Buscemi. Sure, a good part of the book is about this era and those bracketing it, but the rest of the book, and its a lot, concerns New Jersey and particularly Atlantic County politics. If someone told me the chairman of the Republican party of NJ had commissioned this book I'd believe it.
Towards the end the justifications and obsequiousness becomes really noticeable.
In my opinion the bad parts did not make up for the good and time would be better spent on something else. I ditched the book with 10 minutes to go, just could not listen anymore.
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