The story is convoluted, no discernible main character, story contains people with multiple aliases (all foreign names), and Phillips is monotone and his inhaling by mouth is annoying
Nope as I quit before the first part came to an end. I didn't care anything about the book.
An abbridged version of about 1/3 the length.
It was way too long with detail that, to me, provided absolutly nothing. As a short example: Theo was looking through a florist window and then needed to explained in detail, various flowers before seeing in the windows reflection his girlfriend.
All the above
I hate to say it, but it just might be a chick book, and this is the first of quite a few that I've listen to (chick books) and really didn't like
A believable story, which this wasn't, and a reader that was listenable.
Not the genre, just the combination of Mr. Hill & Mr. Sullivan. My own personal opinion is that Mr. Hill had someone else write it or he was kidnapped and held hostage (just kidding... but that's how it appears) and that George Guidall read the book and didn't want anything to do with it (& I don't blame him).
It's that bad and that stupid. You can't have a book with a specific time frame to have significant world events that did not happen. period!
Nothing. Although given the story, no one could make it better.
The whole premise is wrong!
A waste of a credit.
There was one review and it was 5 stars. So I got the book. The first part was "believable" but with 45 minutes to go it became stupid and I stopped with 15 minutes remaining and went to part 2. All I could take was 30 minutes and gave up. Everything became a conspiracy. I figured that within a few minutes tides would be included. If you really believe that everything that goes wrong is based on a conspiracy then this is a book for you.
The first part was pretty good. Then it got too "dramatic" for me. Various participants weren't believable. It got to the point that I didn't care how the book would end up.
First of all the reader was great! The book kept you wondering who/what/where & when. Little by little information would come out to answer those questions, but not entirely. I had to go back a couple of times to to re-listen a chapter to put together some information I might of missed (my attention span sometimes wonders!) then I can understand what's happening. There is a lot of "visual" narratives that puts you in the area, but not when in time, (as in past/present/future)but that could be just my inability to put 2+2. A very different listen/subject then I'm used to, but I highly recommend it.
At every turn all I could think was "oh give me a break". Her method of developing the characters was tedious at best. The one dimensional narration made this tedious listen not worth the effort to hope for improvement. Of the 200+ books that I've listen to I can't recall ever stopping, especially so early in the book. I just couldn't get into the book and didn't want to spend any more time with it.
I found myself frequently saying to myself "give me a break". It's boring. Predictable. Nonsensical. Details that provide nothing to the story except dragging out the story. MAYBE in an abridged version it would be listenable... but I doubt it. Oh... I like Scott Brick in other books.... but his Russian accent stinks and even he sounds bored.
I should have paid attention to the negative reviews. A few initial parts of the book are pretty good. But then a pattern of "suspence" settles in. The "deception point" is the dialog that purposefully leads the listener one way and then, out-of-the-blue, has an "oh-by-the-way" different set of explanations. After a while it gets very tedious. Most of the book is implausible at best, and silly for the most part.
I was going to give this book up in the first hour, but as I didn't have anything else to listen to I stayed with it for another five. I had to stop with four hours to go as the story line, characters, dialog and the reader were all nerve racking. The story jumps from one storyline to another with the "anticipation" that it's all going to come togther. Most of the storyline is very predictable. As a character is asking questions I found myself asking better questions and providing better answers! The main character is supposed to be a doctor, but acts like an un-informed teenager. The author must have had a medical dictionary that she wanted to find a use for as she provides details that are supurfluous at best. She tries to develop characters and "love" interests, but the relationships are obvious as is what is going to happen next. It is a "who cares" plot. When I "talk back" to a book then I know it's time to listen to music and download another book.
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