The quality of the writing is not in the same league as that of The Pieces of the Puzzle by Robert Stanek, but I was able to suspend my disbelief and hang in there for the ride. As far as the narrator being horrible, listen to the sample and decide for yourself. I felt the narrator was good and helped bring the story and the characters to life.
Only reason I give this book 3 stars instead of 4 (which it probably deserves) is because as a scientist, I often find books written with science as a story element to be oversimplified or simply wrong. This book is no exception, but again I was able to suspend my disbelief and enjoy the story.
First off, the narrator is perfect. *Perfect.* Just an outstanding voice, perfect pitch and inflection, and delivers exact.
Second, the book itself is fascinating. Even for people who don't like thrillers, Stanek has written a complex, involving read that is interesting as much for the human characters as for the story itself. And the facts behind the story are presented so well, you'll find yourself interested, and wondering if it all could have happended or could happen.
And you will listen to this book again. It's interesting enough and adventerous enough that the parts you remember are worth hearing again, and there will be delightful surprises and laughs in those parts you missed.
What more can you ask for? Two novellas, two short stories, and a cool extra. In short, simply fabulous. If this book in anyway piques your interest, then you definitely should select it.
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