An updated telling of the Count of Monte Cristo, and not a bad one at that. I would have given it 4 stars, except that our hero, who has a lot of time and resources to plot his sequence of revenge, inexplicably leaves one character that should have been "dealt with" and naturally, that character wrecks too much havok -- and that brought down the overall experience of a good tale of revenge. The rest of the themes are dealt with credibly, and that's all I asked of this popcorn tale.
Only this series.
It's every book Scott Brick has ever done.
It dragged and the hero was annoying. But, at least it was overly-long...
When everyone got into place and it came to playing out the third-act, it got to be exhausting. Two to three plot points could have been dealt with in the denoument instead of becoming scenes that were overly long. They weren't bad scenes, but they came when the reader needs to keep the momentum going toward the final.
I lasted 30 mintues. The first person narrative is awful, which the narrator makes excruciating. He CANNOT even remotely do anyone's voice but his own -- and even that is wrapped-up in an annoyting semi-flake of a sidekick who thinks we want his personal critique of EVERY SINGLE THING that happens.
The voice of Cepak is beyond an amaturish effort. As soon as the Producer heard it, he should have said "Are you trying to be funny? -- We can't have the hero of the story sounding like a characature -- and a bad one at that!"
I wish yearly members could be credited with 1 refund a year. This would EASILY be mine.
The producer screwed this one up, putting too much pregnant pause time between paragraphs. It flows as if there are hundreds of new chapters. It's choppy and somewhat painful to listen to. I'm 4 chapters in. I'll fully review this when the time comes.
Plot Summation: Bewitched characters Darren and Samantha vs. A refugee from Men In Black. Overall, I didn't much care for the genre cross-over. It was a quick listen (though too many chases) but performed by one of my favorite narrators.
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