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rich

Overland Park, KS, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Poet

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3650)
    Performance
    (2275)
    Story
    (2265)

    Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

    Tom says: "Is Connelly the Best Crime Writer Or What?"
    "Who on earth would rate this a four star?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I love Michael Connelly. I like everything that Michael Connelly writes. But this however is not a Michael Connelly book. The plot is plodding and the suspense is absent. I couldn't keep listening. If you want to hear a popular author off his game then get this book. Regarding some of the other reviews... Google the term "puppet sock".


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2088)
    Performance
    (1764)
    Story
    (1756)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    John says: "Exciting Nelson DeMille novel with great narration"
    "He phoned this one in."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I've never skipped through a Nelson DeMille novel before. He is one of my favorites.

    There way to many setup scenes that play out sloooowly. The prose of the first 7/8 of the book is like the collaborative effort of le Carre' and Tolstoy. I'm used to John Corey running down hill with his hair on fire. This novel plays out in Yemen - one of the most dangerous places on earth - and there is less action and suspense than any single chapter of the Lion books.

    The novel is almost devoid of suspense till the last few chapters. And the final scene/epilogue: well.... let's just say teleportation must have been employed. Very disappointing.

    It won't stop me from buying his next book. I hope I don't feel like a sucker.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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