I drive a minimum of 1,000 miles per week and most of that time is spent "reading" audiobooks. I have to say that this book was a let-down for 3 main reasons.
First, I was ecpecting a "National Treasure" type storyline filled with deep conspiracies and secret societies. The conspiracies turned out to be very shallow not so much unbelievable as uninteresting.
Second, the story is dotted with several annoying little errors. Reviewer 'Bob' pointed out that "exploding flashbulbs" are no longer used. Also mentioned in the book is a 9mm Sig Revolver -- should be pistol -- as well as a tow truck with matching yellow sirens -- wouldn't the sirens be audible and the LIGHTS be yellow?
Lastly, although the caracter relationships are well developped -- the caracters themselves are hard to care about. The protagonist is so self-pitying and whiny, you almost hope for the worst just to shut him up.
This was a truly entertaining read. The charaters are well developped without boring the reader. I wouldn't say they are completely believable -- for example, our 20 year old protagonist seem wise beyond his years -- but they are not completely unbelievable as in most novels these days.
The humor is good; I actually laughed out loud a couple times. The story is engaging -- not so much because of the plot itself, but because we come to like the main caracters and want to spend time with them and see how this all turns out for them.
I recommend this book and may listen to it again one day.
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