The main character was likeable and the story engaging.
The story starts off strong, but wanes a bot toward the last third.
He does the different accents well and gives them character.
It's a solid, engaging caper, but not a must-hear.
I would and I have. It is quite amusing with strong characters and excellent dialogue. Further, I felt I actually learned something about Egypt.
Elizabeth Peters does a wonderful job creating memorable characters through her excellent use of language. The dialogue is funny and witty and really sets Amelia apart as a unique character in literature.
I haven't but she is very good, really bringing the story to life.
No, it wasn't a very moving book, but entertaining.
Yes, it's an amusing sequel to 'Crocodile on a Sandbank', which introduced us to the memorable and entertaining character, Amelia Peabody.
The characters and the language, the story is so-so.
I can't really say, though I like all of Amelia's conversations with Emerson.
I can't really say, but maybe
The plot was intricate and well written, but the characters weren't very likeable, even the hero was kind of blah.
He seems to run out of breath quite a bit, and ends his sentence in a bit of a whisper. Also he does his women's voices in a whispery voice, which is better than the odd chirpy voice some male narrators do for women, but it's a little weird. he does a good Irish accent, better than his American.
I wouldn't make it into a movie
unique interesting sad
I suppose it must be Archer himself, as the diary is focused on him and written by him
He narrates very well, with all the different accents and nuances of different speekers
A look behind the bars...
The story might be okay, though the protagonist, Claire, comes across as enormously whiny and self-centered, I might have listened to it till the end, had the narrator not be so awful. She does all the voices in the same snooty-sounding, bored drone, as if she is stoned or half asleep. I don't like to criticize, but it just is not a voice I personally found very pleasant. I just couldn't care about the characters because they were so bland and self-obsessed, it seemed to me.Maybe I would have liked the print version better, because the premise of the story has a lot of potential, but in the audiobook, I was very disappointed.
As I was only familiar with Archer's fictional stories, I was curious to listen to this one, an account of his time at Belmarsh prison as an inmate. The story is very engaging and interesting. It unearths a certain injustice towards certain prisoners in the legal system, but also shows the progress others make. The narration is very well done, and I felt as though Archer himself was reading his tale to me. My only issue is, that I somehow didn't sympathize all that much with the author himself. But overall, it was certainly a worthwhile listen and one I would recommend to other Jeffrey Archer fans.
I haven't written many reviews here yet(though I love audiobooks, so I probably should), but felt compelled to write one for this book. I just finished it and now feel a bit at a loss at what to listen to next. This book was so absorbing, even if at parts quite sad or frightening, that I don't really know what to move on to that will be quite so moving. Humphrey Bower needs to win some award for this feat. His narration is absolutely flawless and for a 40+ hour long book, keeping up with all the accents and helping create real characters, he does a really good job. I don't really know how to describe the story except that it is adventure, romance, philosophy, drama, tragedy, comedy all packed into one, and if you have the time to spare, I can only recommend it, because it's not a story you'll easily forget.
This was the first Nelson DeMille book I have listened to, and I'm not sure I'll be going back for more. It wasn't bad. The story was fast paced and, though I'm usually not a huge fan of Scott Brick, he was really good here and his performance was the best part of the story. The plot itself was a little annoying in a way I can't really explain except that I wasn't satisfied with the convenient way things played out. Also there was some very unpleasant violence. Before this I listened to David Baldacci's "Deliver Us from Evil" which was appallingly violent, but this made some scenes very uncomfortable to listen to. All in all, it was okay. I might go back for another DeMille, but not in the very near future.
I can't imagine. It was so silly and disjointed and there was no character I could really care about.
Where do I start, the plot was strange and felt ludicrous at many points, which really put me off.
I'm not a fan of his, but I suppose he tried his best.
Everyone! The "hero" Cotton Malone doesn't even seem to have a starring role except in the last quarter of the story.
I don't like to give such negative reviews, but this was just so disappointing, and with a title like the Venetian Betrayal, I was hoping for something better.
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