Being a huge fan of "Blue Heaven" - which is one of my all-time favorites - Back of Beyond didn't quite measure up to the pace and emotion of Blue Heaven. That being said, it definitely kept my interest, had some twist and turns, had likable and sustainable characters, and was solid to the end with an enjoyable payoff.
The setting, the plausible plot, and the honesty and transparency of the main character, Cody.
Definitely, Cody. No doubt that the person I was listening to was Cody in body, soul and spirit. Holter Graham nailed it.
There was not a particular moment, just the common thread of Cody's inability to mince words or suppress the truth (even when it was not beneficial to Cody's circumstances).
Some books are great, others are simply good solid entertainment that take you on a journey (in this case a suspenseful one) that in the end leave you satisfied. Back of Beyond is a good listen.
I really enjoyed the narrator and the use of sound effects in phone conversations, the tunnels, basement, etc.
D'Agosto. Thought he was a good solid cop character, smart and caring, yet still tough. In contrast to Pendergast, who I liked, but he seemed a bit untouchable.
I enjoyed the build of the whole story, knowing that there would have to be a showdown between the beast and the protagonists. I especially enjoyed the "payoff" at the end. Didn't see it coming...
Again the payoff was well done.
Not a great book, in terms of a classic, but very enjoyable. Will read another in the series.
Yes, the last 1/4. The payoff was uneventful. I was hoping that something gripping or shocking would be revealed to make this a very memorable listen, but instead I was disappointed.
Ray Porter was awesome. In fact, but for Ray Porter I would have been unable to finish the book. His accents and tones were all perfect for every character.
No. If there is a follow-up, I would not purchase it.
Overall, it was somewhat entertaining, but I would not recommend it to anyone.
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