I wished I waited for the reviews before I purchased. The amount of language is iritating. I listened to the first hour hoping it would improve. Then the reviews started to come in. I don't think it will be worth my time to continue. If this were a physical book, I would return it.
This is my second favorite Saint story. It has everything you love about the Saint adventures: adventure, rescues, high stakes, and fantastic hyperbole descriptions. The narrator is okay but difficult to listen to if you first heard the Frederick Davison version, especially when "singing" <cringe>. That given this is one great story.
Probably not. The detective story was solid enough, but if someone started a drinking game for every profanity uttered they'd probably need to be located in a brewery or winery (more like both) to get through the book. What made it worse --if that were possible -- there was little variation with the swearing. A little imagination would be appreciated.
A Nelson Demille book...or maybe a history of Ivory soap.
I don't think I had a favorite.
I do hope the series would continue, and I hope the author gets over whatever inferior complex they are dealing with.
This series spiraled further and further into a dark, disturbed ending. At first the series was a page-turner, but then it never went anywhere but horizontal before going down. The main character didn't grow, she degenerated (sans short, unsatisfying epilogue). There is no satisfying "victory" to the story, just a "she barely scraped by not being committed because she's famous."
The reader and production is excellent. The writing is good, it's just the direction the writing took that i didn't care for.
I often like to re-read or listen to books and series. Not this one. Once was enough.
I don't mind a series changing narrators. There are many talented narrators, each bring new life and highlight new aspects with their performances. Only my desire to follow GRRM's tale and lack of reading time keeps me doggedly going.
I think John Lee would be better suited to narrating books with only one voice (non-fiction, one character in multi-narrator book, etc.), multi-character narration is not his strong point.
Bottom line: this book should carry a warning to not listen while driving or operating heavy equipment because it causes drowsiness.
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