No, I made myself finish it since it was my first for this series and by this author. I tell people I am addicted to audio books and it is often hard for me to stop listening when I get to work and put it away...not this one. Maybe that's good.
I was very disappointed as I'm looking for a new series to dig my teeth (or ears) into.
Certainly interesting idea taking Dallas back to Dallas. I guess by this time I'm tired of the psychology of Eve's past. Can't imagine another time she has to battle with controlling her desire to kill the bad guy, didn't we do this in the family home invasion ending? (I can't remember the title of that one.) But I keep re-reading the series and keep buying the book (just downloaded the newest one this morning) so obviously the good outweighs the bad significantly
Read this book decades ago. Probably saw the movie but reading the book now on my smartphone was a different experience. It is the story of Michaelangelo's life. I am not a knowledgeable art lover but each time the story talked about things I could just "look it up" on my phone, see the pictures, understand what the story was talking about. Ok, there were some necessary negatives--lots of names of people I found impossible to keep track of. Long, detailed descriptions of his working BUT once I realized I could go see what they were talking about what had been less interesting parts became MORE interesting parts. Even the question of his sexuality became interesting--read/listen to his life, make your own decisions. And for the history lover a fascinating time. Can you imagine Da Vinci and Michaelangelo being competitors in a contest? Fortunately De Vinci decided to drop out and Michaelangelo "won" the block of marble which became the David. So if you want a rather lengthy listen that isn't full of fast-moving events, and you have interest in biographies, history or Italian Renaissance art, this may be the perfect book for you.
Ok, it is a level 3 story BUT if you are an Amtrak lover it is special for you. If you know the Capitol Ltd and the SW Chief it is great. The use of the train sounds, etc was a great idea. Pretty far fetched but surprise ending--no spoilers here.
I admit I went to read this after watching the movie 42 about Jackie Robinson. Also as an old (meaning I'm old) New York Giant baseball fan who lived and breathed the rivalry with the Brooklyn Dodgers I was interested. Also remember Jimmy Breslin's sports columns, how could I go wrong. I saw the movie and wondered how much about Branch Rickey was true, how much license had been taken. I was told Rickey was so much MORE than the movie portrayed and having read the book that was true. So you can read it as a baseball fan, as a student of the civil rights movement or just some interesting picture of life and hopefully how much it has changed.
Enjoy MYSTERIES. Enjoy good writing. Mysteries as distinct from police drama. Hadn't read or listened to a PD James in years and years. So glad I decided to go back now and listen. This was a "who-done-it."
If you like war, blood and gore you might enjoy this. I gave up after about a half hour and I think about 15 people had been killed, gored, disemboweled, etc. Certainly not my cup of tea.
I kept waiting for it to pick up. I kept waiting for the twist. I kept waiting for MORE. I thought the idea of "captaincy" was going somewhere. But all you get is more violence. I want the old style, the mixture of crime story, personal lives, etc. Hope springs eternal so though I'd like not to buy another one in this series I probably will get at least one more before I give up entirely. Please, please, please go back to the ensemble type books.
Ok, I admit it. I cried at the end. Narrator was good (finally). Story moved along well. The reveal in the epilog was fairly obvious. BUT worst thing, this is the last one? I want to know what happens to these people.
Terrible narration. Don't know why they switched and the author read his own book but that is exactly what it sounds like, someone reading in a dull manner. The story is not as good as previous ones and it seems like he is searching for that "twist": at the end. You just has to stop 2/3 of the way through and think "who is the most unlikely person" and voila, you've got it.
This isn't a mystery, this is a political statement about terrorism, torture and the state of the world. The last three books have had different narrators, and they should have stuck with the original who was by far the best: Jonathan Marosz. Coben narrated one and was awful, the narrator of this book Steven Weber is better than Coben, not nearly as good as Marosz. One more book in the series. I bought it, I'll listen to it but...
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