I've followed the Charlie Castillo series since its inception. This novel seemed to have a
One of Griffin's strengths is character development. Where that was present in this book, it was cut and pasted from previous volumes.
Second, the language was over the top - or more accurately- in the sewer. It was so difficult to listen to, I had to turn it off a few times just to take a break. (Some is expected, but this? Come on.) Much of the foul language had nothing to do with the story. It was petty and not in keeping with the consistency of the other books in the series.
It was no longer fun: it became a chore. I don't read fiction for the intellectual challenge, but if I need chores, I'll check the honey-do list.
The Castillo series should continue, but I would encourage that Griffin returns to his original principles and style.
I hope the next one isn't as flat. It's unlikely that I'll invest in another book by this author.
Great character development, intrigue and suspense. Typical Berry style that I have always loved. Well researched- to a point. However, much of what is treated as fact with regard to the integrity of the Bible is far from what most theologians would be able to stomach. Libraries of well- documented sources were completely ignored. And too much credence placed on an obscure author from whom Berry built much of the storyline. Instead of being enjoyable, it was a tedious read.I'm not sure that I will waste time or money on another Steve Berry book after this one.
The story would have been more believable if he had stayed closer to fact. The nonsense about the disconnect of the scriptures from the truth was too much to handle.
No. Let it die.
I don't think it could get there for me.
This book might me interesting to a psychologist or someone interested in family systems, etc. It moved too slowly. Reading about dysfunctional people in dysfunctional families and trying to follow their thoughts and motivations just doesn't do anything for me other than make me uncomfortable. Completely unsatisfying.
Better than the story. (OK, it was 4)
It was a fun 'read'. I enjoyed the premise and story line.
The intro helped to set it up. I grew to appreciate the story line even more after hearing it again.
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