I was expecting more and got less. It gave a lot of background on the characters and the time period but the suspense was not there for me. I worked my way through it and it was OK. Everybody has different tastes and this did not move fast enough for me.
I swore I'd never waste any more money on Brown's book. Like a fool I did and learned a valuable lesson - listen to your inner instincts! Same old story line, very predictable. Designed for those who really believe in conspiracies and have axes to grind with various religions. Unfortunately, many of Brown's readers actually believe that what he writes is actually true and fact! Brown must have made a general outline for his first successful book as that is his "go-by." A truly waste of time that makes him richer. There are so many other better writers.
Long live the Masons! We should all convert immediately and the world would be perfect!!! Right. Danny Boy, keep 'em coming as there truly is, 'one born every day (second.)"
This was the first book I have listened to by Peterson. I have listened to many audiobooks of this genre over the last several years. This book was without a doubt on my top 2 list. Peterson is an exceptional writer if this is typical of his work. I recommended the book and audiobook to several friends and after they finished the book, they called to also agree that Peterson is exceptional.
I must try to find his other works and hopefully ones with the same lead characters. Listen to this one and you won't be disappointed. (Note: there are very few books that I have found worthy of taking the time to write a review on.)
The first hour or so I was about to throw the tape out. The readers voice for some of the characters really turned me OFF. I found it difficult to get into and then it finally picked up and was glad I forced myself through the "rough" listening parts. I've listened to much better from this author and this wasn't on the best list.
I should have "listened" to the lower star reviews. They were correct. The narrator wasn't very good and the story rambled on. I had to force myself to listen as it was easy to drift off. There are a lot better books to spent your money/credits on.
I kept hoping for the quality of his "Last Man Standing." This sure wasn't it. I was kept interested through most of it, but as several noted, the ending was a real loser. It made me feel like I wasted my time on the whole book. "Last Man Standing" was close to a 5, this barely makes a 3 (I'm generous!)
There was some humor. The story was predictable as were the characters. I forced my way through it as I was foolish enough to purchase it. Save your money! There is better out there.
This is FICTION people, with some truth mixed in. A sad commenatry for these listeners that can't even read that this book is in the FICTION section. Oh yes, there is some truth mixed in but very little. That's what makes it a good book. You don't have to believe me, just do some legitmate research and don't work from your prejudices. Read a fiction book, enjoy it, but use that one brain cell and understand it's FICTION. Another sad commentary that one would have to post this wakeup call. This should be a place for a book review, not a forum for prejudice.
Normally I have enjoyed this author but this book is too outlandish to really get into. "The secret business organization that controls the world!" Not only that, they know everything, do anything and know what their quary is doing at all times. 2 1/2 stars is more realistic for this novel.
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