I'd read the book and seen the film (also a classic with David Soul) so had to try the audiobook. Very impressive stuff, really well read and produced, highly atmospheric, I listen on the train and even during the day, surrounded by people found myself getting scared. Can't recommend enough, buy it today.
I haven't read, or listened to, much sci-fi recently so thought I would give this a try and was very pleased with my decision. Set in a vivdly imagined future it cracks on at a decent pace with an absorbing plot. The action is intense and, on occasion, gory. They did a great job with the editing and the narration is first class. My only complaint would be the sex, slightly cringworthy I thought and about as sexy as a slobbery kiss. Fast forward through those and it's a great first novel.
I have enjoyed this more than any other audiobook to date. Wonderfully read with the different accents and voices really adding to the atmosphere of the book. Obviously none of that would mean anything unless the story is first class and this is exactly that, an epic tale of the CIA with interesting characters and an absorbing plot . It's long but worth it. Highly recommended.
I've always enjoyed Grisham's novels but hadn't read or heard one for a while so thought I would give this a try. I'm sorry to say I was disappointed, the first six hours were repetitive and boring whilst the second six seemed to have been dashed off by a writer who seemed to be desperate to cut his losses and run.
There's much more worthwhile ways to spend your time than on this one.
Opinion here seems to be pretty polarised between those who think this is as hot as a Toronto sidewalk in high summer and those who have heard sexier stories watching the news. I'm in the latter camp unfortunately, I thought they were all pretty dismal. It does make my commute slightly more interesting, though I am paranoid that my headphones may be "leaking" and the reading isn't too bad but I'd find it v hard to recommend these at tall.
Very well read and produced. An amazing treasure hunt with it's share of great characters, tragedy and heroics. Great listen and highly recommended.
Combines humour and an infectious sense of adventure really well. He's as interested in the human side of his travel as much as the buildings and countryside and it's the characters in the book that make it as absorbing and inspiring. Highly recommended.
I'm surprised by some of the reviews on here. I was disappointed by this audible book, I found the main protagonist faintly irritating, the plot thin and obvious. Slobbish male cop teamed with beautiful female cop who's career hangs on this one case, what a cliche! Can't recommend I'm afraid.
What a wonderful book, full of characters and adventure. Nicely read by an interested narrator, can't recommend highly enough.
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