Murder porn. Although multiple writers contributed, and despite the narrator who does a fairly good job of creating different voices, all the characters were essentially the same. Different stories bring the various characters together, but the threads lack intrigue or dread. Very repetitive and ultimately boring. Ending was weak, too.
Jack London is magnificent and I've read this story before, long years ago. However the narrator reads too fast and oddly emphasizes certain words. The rhythm was too jarring and ruined the story for me.
Wodehouse is enough all on his own, but this cast gets it just right. Amazing voice actors and some parts are just sublime. This is the audible recording I go back to over and over again when others disappoint. Never fails to bring me to laughter.
Although I have never heard of him, I think this is probably an amazing writer. There are some things I didn't like about this story, but there's definitely a lot to like here. It's not what I expected, but definitely worth a second listen.
I usually avoid the paranormal genre, so I am genuinely surprised by how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Nice story, great characters. The narrator does an excellent job, too. I would have given 5 stars, except I think the author tries to straddle too many genres, historical/romance/horror/mystery.
Preposterous. I managed to get past the ridiculousness of a 35 year old SAC who also still works as a street agent. Later the same character turns out to be a psychiatrist/psychologist too. Really? Even though she joined the FBI right out of college? Right. Add to that nonsense the endless, boring dialogue and a "brilliant" protagonist who consistently states the obvious. I put in 5 hours because there were so many high reviews I hoped it would improve. I can't finish it. I don't even care how this one ends.
Not a thriller. The author gives us endless hours of the characters' brainless musings. Trite stuff. I listened to about 4 hours before finally giving up.
Full of long descriptive elements and reminiscences. Almost no action. Mediocre narration. Incredibly boring and too painful to finish.
Ordinarily, I am leery of historical settings but this novel was an absolute joy. The story moves fast, is filled with interesting and believable characters, and thrilling action. Our hero's playwright brother is mostly refreshingly absent and the Elizabethan setting serves as the perfect backdrop for this gritty spy novel.
Teases you with a great opening action sequence, but immediately becomes a talky procedural. However, Christopher Lane does an amazing job with the material and his narration is the only reason I finished this one.
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