not sure i would recommend this book to a friend... there are better reads/listens out there. the story was slow but finished okay- but the story was ruined with the readers. it got on my nerves and stayed there.
the mock womens voices were HORRIBLE and added a note of weakness to every word the author wrote. i will not listen to another word the author wrote from these readers. i knew george g. was a good reader or armand s. but did not realize that if they were horrible i would not want to read/listen to a story ever again...
concept of the story was there but the over all effect of the listen was ruined.
sorry to the author. i think you have tallent but by allowing these readers access to your material you are doing yourself a great injustice.
She opens up the minds of the characters and says what they are really thinking. Nothing held back. No nice kind words, no extra fluff for the read. Just descriptive phrases which transport the reader into the mind and the story. extraordinarily good.
many memorable movements but i can almost picture the main characters house. the different rooms, the box of lotion, the state of decay. One step above abject poverty but not really living in the real world of today- a fantasy retreat.
Excellent narrators for this story. The feelings that they share in the depth of their voices surprised me in how they made the characters plights seem even more dire. When the character was taking drugs the voice would reflect that.
The last scene in the book moved me. Not only was i unsure how the book could end but I was unsure if the scene could even happen. it was written perfectly.
G. Flynn is two for two with me now- Gone Girl and now this. I feel like an addict- wanting more of this very stylistic multiple point of view type of writing. The story unfolds at its own pace and with so much descriptive prose you are sucked into the "life" of the "world" of the story. These are books I actually feel like talk about with others. Does not happen often.
Mark Greany has out Clanceyed Clancy. Awesome story, continuation of the character and feel of being in the plot with the action. Ready to give up normal life and give it a go living the nomadic life with Courtland Gentry.
As improbable as it all is it is written so well I am sure it is all possible. You feel the story and the location moving with you. Constant motion, pain, empathy for the man who has killed dozens and has no home.
Courtland Gentry of course.
Just sad it was over.
Start at the beginning of the series and you will not be sad.
Yes- not my usual read but part for the course for author. Financial intrigue with attempt at immigrant family several generations up the line "seeing the market" while playing the bad boy.
Plot was good if not predictable. Financial ruin in some aspects, love interest thrown in, and geopolitics for good measure. Not a thriller but close.
Narrator gets fair marks. Did not take away from quality of the experience.
Not needed but room was left for a new story with same characters.
Parts in middle were a little slow but overall a quality listen by a known quantity author.
I would totally recommend this book to a friend that enjoys international thrillers. Daniel Silva does not disappoint and neither does George Guidall in his performance. All of the characters, even though I have heard about them before in other Allon books, come to life in audio version. A very excellent entry.
I liked the fact that it was not another painting based story. Art and artist played a part but Gabriel being a restorer was not the central element. Great change of pace.
I like everything about George Guidall. I often look for books he read/performs to pick my next audio book. I listen to at least 3+ a month and the performance of the reader is key to my enjoyment after content of the book.
Read it and you will not be sad- it is not a weak entry by Daniel Silva. In fact it might be one of his better entries.
Scott Brick is the worst narrator on Audible. I listen many, many, many hours per month and he has finally gone to far. His sleep voice and unexcitable diction and narration have made me drift off one too many times. I am done! No more Scott Brick. IF you are an author pick someone else to read your story.
I love the premise of this story but unable to finish because I cannot stay with narrator.
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