Really enjoyed this one. Can't help but wonder how much follows Ken Goddard's logic. It was different to some degree from the first but as good and I think better than the second. I used to read Goddard years back and thought he had abandoned writing. So glad he didn't.
I also got a laugh out of the quirky, sarcastic humor and the way Cellars always managed to get into trouble.
When I got into this book all I could think of was how long before I gave up. Took about 30 or 45 minutes.
But when I got to thinking about the story line I realized it wasn't so bad, not up to the usual Lutz book but not a total dog. As much as I hate to berate a narrator, I think that's what makes the book such a downer. Lutz must have liked Bob Walter so maybe I should deduct a point. I'm sure Mr. Walter does a fine job with other books but for me, a total zip!
I saw some of the reviews, none good, but pig headed as I am still gave it a try since how bad could Lutz be?
I'd say spend your credit elsewhere.
I'm a Brad Thor fan but George Guidall just made the book better. The ending leaves me expecting part II. Harvath should know he'll never retire but now that there is a love interest I hope they go on as a team rather than leaving Harvath a loner. That would naturally push his intensity up notch after notch! And that could be more good reading.
Good listen for me..
I wondered as I listened just how many people could relate to the horsey part. Maybe I underestimate the number and those who would pick up this particular book. I grew up riding so I followed that part easily. Had I not had that experience I would have moved on.
But in the rest of the book the characters fell like flies. Most of us can claim a dysfunctional family but this family re-defines dysfunctional. Some of it was downright funny, most of it was getting to know the characters so we would understand when they were murdered.
I'm really not sure I would recommend this but then again I've read much worse.
This murder story is definitely gross but details are sketchy for the most part, thank goodness. Typical killer with unresolved issues but different. This killer has issues for sure but plays it out a bit differently. And as usual, Lutz is still one of my favorites.
Lutz is one of my favorites and I love the Frank Quinn series. Quinn battles several issues in this one up to the end. Lose love, find love, lose love, find love. Detested by an unfounded charge of rape, more under-current. Not to mention the case at hand. Definitely worth the listen!
I loved the Vince Flynn character Mitch Rapp and waited for each new book. Now that this won't happen again I was amazed with this story because it had a similar flavor. Not a copy cat but a new direction it seemed for Thor. WOW! I got totally wound up in this one and hope it will come again. Scot Harvath had a new dimension for me and I'm just waiting for the next. Of course George Guidall enhanced the story so great combo.
It was easy for me to get into the story and I love the super power ideas but at times it got a bit dragged down with the personal relationships. I didn't mind the relationships but it seemed like the book was designed for everyone to fall in love which wasn't what I was expecting. A little more super action would have been good.
I was surprised at how much of this book is not really fiction. But Rollins puts ideas across and they come out a bit unrealistic. This is one that calls for undivided attention. Miss a minute or two and rewind because this is so fast paced. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but I listen to relax. If you like Rollins I think you'll like this. The only oddball thing was having Painter Crow in the book, all on his own. I enjoy the Sigma Force books but this doesn't fall into that category.
Love these books and hope there will be another on Audible. The unique group, each with their own special sensitivity is great fun and listen. I like Jim Colby as narrator, he seems in touch with all the crazy characters.
I recommend it if you like the unusual.
Lutz is one of my favorites as is Scott Brick and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Quinn/Pearl books are in my top list and this didn't let me down. When Pearl gets engaged it throws a kink into the story and as usual, you think you know then you think you don't. Good listening.
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