I'm a big fan of Joseph Finder's previous work having stumbled across 'Paranoia' a while back and eagerly listened to all his books since then. While this latest work is definitely worth a listen, I think it is worth noting that Finder is slowly moving away from pure corporate drama towards more action based themes. This trend began with Company Man, continued through Killer Instinct and is definitely evindent in Power Play; the latter still being rooted in a corporate theme, but being mostly an action thriller along the lines of McGuyver or Die Hard. Great story, but more of a shoot-them-up than some may have hoped for based on earlier work, hence the 4/5 stars.
Extremely well-written and plotted 2nd book in the trilogy. Superb narration. 18+ hours of pure delight. Very much looking forward to the third and last novel coming to US markets in October. Pity the author passed away with the 4'th and 5'th books unfinished...
One of the most enjoyable books I've stumbled across in over a year. Well-written, superb plot and intelligently appealing. Drew me in quickly and made me wish for long drives as I listen primarily in my car.
Quite formulaic and predictable, but safe if you enjoyed the earlier books.
This book kept our whole family (me, my wife and boys 7, 5 and 3) listening with rapped attention for a long minivan drive over Memorial day weekend. Jeremy Irons does a marvellous reading and the story is of course top notch also - kids listened mesmerized and great fun for the grownups too! In fact, we loved is so much that we listened to it again on the drive home. Highly recommended. :-)
This book falls outside my normal genre, but with Scott Brick narrating and feeling adventurous I decided to give it a try and what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. My wife and I were completely drawn in by the rich story telling and absolutely enthralled by the adventure itself - we found ourselves listening long into the night. Captivating, hypnotic, inspiring!!
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