I wish I had bought the written book instead. The narration is toneless, the voice used for Maura Isles sounds like a dead person, and in my opinion, any 6th grade reader would have done as good a job. Just a book read aloud - no imagination or character in the narration whatsover.
I really love this format tess gerritsen uses telling two stories simultaneously and blending into the mystery. if you liked Vanish you should listen to this one too.
I really struggled to get to the end of this book. The summary lead me to believe the two main characters would be involved in a case together investigating and plotting a prosecution. While there were quite a few humorous scenes in the book, I was very disappointed. This book is not a mystery/thriller. I can only assume from the author's forward that he planned to write a legal or mystery thriller after this book using the characters he outlined here. Unfortunately I was so bored by the mundane details that the characters didn't have much depth
Worst narration. Book is very good, but the narrating by Maria Bello is horrible. Almost no emotion and many times felt like she was "talking down to the listener".
How I have missed the days with the Russian/Soviet characters in spy novels. This book kept me thoroughly entertained and was reminiscent of a great Robert Ludlum book. Russian spies are so much more interesting than the middle eastern bad guys in most current books. Recommend this book highly, wishing the author had another book on Audible!
As usual, Baldacci does not disappoint.His characters always leave me wanting the next in the series. Can't wait for the next Puller book.
The plot was a good one and the story was interesting, however the writing lacked some element to make the story flow smoothly. I was interested enough in the story to keep listening, but found myself bored with what seemed like never ending repetitiveness that served no purpose but to lengthen the book.
For once, I thought an abridged version might have been a better choice. I'll probably try another book from John Gilstrap as I like the characters.
I was bored by the characters and found them to be a poor copy of other fictional characters with similar positions, a police psychologist and a grouchy detective.
This book held my interest non stop, the characters are well defined and drawn. The story moves quickly, never a rehashing of the details. From start to finish held my attention. While I had suspicions that I knew who the villain was about half way through, there was still enough doubt to keep me guessing.
I definitely will be listening to more work from Alafair Burke!
No Vince Leone and two much of the main character thinking not action. No comic relief with a character like Frannie from the previous novels and no suspense.
Fun book with lots of twists & turns.
Was totally surprised at the end.
A smooth reader who is very easy to listen to. A velvety voice.
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