I have listened to the entire Cotton Malone series from Steve Berry and looked forward to the next installment. I enjoy the interweaving of a historical narrative with a modern adventure. However, this book is simply ponderous. Though I normally enjoy Scott Brick, in this reading he sounds like a bored history professor. Overall, I would recommend the other books in the series and skip this one.
This book is a fascinating piece of Indian fiction. It is a complex and interwoven story. Given the complexity, this may be a better read than listen unless you can really devote your attention to the story and the characters. The reader is great. Certainly a very enjoyable listen.
I am a fan of the Decker/Lazarus novels. However, this most recent installment follows the trend of the last few. The story is quite forced and Lazarus has been assigned the role of window dressing. I would recommend this to the dedicated fans but for a new comer, listen to the early books, they are much better.
My taste is audiobooks is wide ranging. However, I have two requirements, a good reader (though I will be flexible on this) and good audio quality. I have listened to well over 100 books from Audible.com and have never, until now, had a problem with requirement #2. However, even in enhanced format this an inaudible audiobook. I really tried but could not stay with the recording because of the poor quality. Listen to the sample before committing to your purchase.
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