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Greg

Wylie, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Kill Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (562)
    Story
    (571)

    After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

    Jane says: "Felt like things had been done before."
    "Boring book makes you glad when its done."
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    What disappointed you about The Kill Artist?

    This book didn't keep my attention at all. I like to listen to books while driving back and forth to work, doing chores, painting, etc. With most books I find myself stopping and listening to the book rather than doing what I really intended to do.

    This book was just background talk that never caught my attention enough to even learn who the characters are. The first half was too boring. I'm hoping the second half is better.

    To help you understand what type of books I've liked: I've listened to the entire Mitch Rap series by Vince Flynn, half of a series by Brad Thor, Dominion by C. S. Friedman, The Reapers by John Connolly, The Gray Man series by Mark Greaney, some by Andrew Peterson, a few by Tom Clancy, The Company by Robert Littell, and my all time favorite The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks.

    All of those kept my attention and were better than The Kill Artist.


    What could Daniel Silva have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Put more action into it and have a better story line. He spends more time describing things that do not matter to the story than he does building a great story.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (5600)
    Performance
    (5092)
    Story
    (5104)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Good writing but lacks too much"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. This book was written in a good style but the story is not engaging. It lacks suspense and action. The story is fine other than that.


    Has The Cuckoo's Calling turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe. I'm not sure I want to try other books if they are like this one.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Glenister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never heard Robert Glenister before but I think his performance was brilliant.


    Did The Cuckoo's Calling inspire you to do anything?

    I was almost inspired to return this book and get my credit back...but the book was not bad...it just wasn't good.


    Any additional comments?

    I only bought this book because I had found out who really wrote it. My expectations were high, and I was disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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