The author has way too much time to fill. The FBI agents sound like they just graduated high school. The gore is way over the top to the point of silly. The author must think people do not watch CSI and each situation, thought, facial expression, and sentence, must be painfully explained detail. I will admit I fast forwarded through much of the last four hours. Found it just to painful. When they deduced the serial killer was "insane" I almost lost it!
The book was good but the narration was unbearable
This is a book about a serial killer and this person's voice is more suited for an erotic storyline. Even then it would not have the effect one would hope for because it's so annoying! Listen to the sample and understand that anything you find that you don't like will be enhanced throughout the book. Did you every listen to a person mimicking an upper class English accent? This is what you will hear every sentence, for real, throughout the book. Just be forewarned.
Skip this book. Mr. Sanford must have been running up against a deadline because Holy Cow I could not wait until this book finished. It was corny, stupid, inconceivable and not worth my time.
The narrator was the only good thing about this book.
I would not have released the book. No editing could have helped.
I am so disappointed I can't waste any more time writing about. I need to move on!
I think Jeffrey should hire Christina from Somerville, MA as a proofreader an critic. I concur with her full assessment. Great job articulating the multitude of issues with this book. Jeffrey should be ashamed of himself to actually publish such a terrible piece of work. His has done, and is capable of, so much better than this. I would consider this a "trash novel". In addition, be aware that this is not the end of a trilogy.
yes, but only after reading reviews very carefully.
It passed the time while I was doing housework!
Loyalty only goes so far. My respect for Mr. Archer is dwindling. I'd rather wait for a book of quality than have my time wasted. I used to have Mr. Archer on par with Ken Follett but I don't think he can redeem himself from this book.
Perhaps a good book for someone in their early twenties.
It could have been riveting but the writing was corny and there were not surprises.
Grood, versatile, appropriate
It wasn't the scenes I just knew everything was going to happen before it happened.
I rarely write reviews. I am taking the time to do so here because I used my credit based on the "glowing" feedback. This book was not worth that credit. It was not "riveting". There were no "ah ha" moment or "what's going to happen next". The Dog Trainer was a bit melodramatic. I had to turn the volume down when that character came on the scene. I had no problem turning the ipod off when I got to work. That's my test.
Will Patton is my only saving grace as I try to finish this book. I enjoy an author that is descriptive but let a scene tell it's story and not be interrupted with a description of every movement, sound and word spoken. Some of it is brilliant but mostly I'm just saying "get on with it!". The story itself is worth the history lesson but be warned it is very depressing.
This book was extremely gruesome (Hannibal level of gruesome) and not believable. I only write reviews when something is fantastic or I want to warn people not to waste their money. This one is the latter category. John Hart has some good books but I would advise you to skip this one.
When I started listening, and then listened some more, I couldn't shake the fact that I felt that instead of watching an afternoon soap show I was listening to one. Was it well written, yes. Were the characters interesting, yes. However, one cannot liken this, or categorize this, as a Classic. Could I see these characters in my friends and family, yes. I've been an audible customer for years and this book was not worth my time or money. Meaning, I didn't sit in my car waiting for a chapter to end or, at the end of the book said "that was great". I was actually glad when it ended.
I thought the story was simple, unrealistic, and boring. I felt I was listing to an author who could really write but didn't have a story to match the level of his writing ability. I almost fast forwarded the entire second download. Let's just say I was as frustrated as Virgil was at the end of the story.
This author missesd the mark. The writing was very good but the book was so depressing. The characters were rich in substance but the book and story went no-where. It just got more depressing for hours on hours on end. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this book.
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