If you enjoyed the George Smiley books, this series of short stories, that include the Smiley character, will be a pleasure to read. Michael Jayston was the perfect narrator for these stories about the world of British spies.
The reader did a good job but the storyline kept moving back and forth in time to such an extent that the plot line got lost. The main characters various "legends" were not interesting enough to warrant the time spent on them. Some may like the uniqueness of the story telling, but it was not for me.
Focused more on the core storyline and less on the multiple "legends".
Mr. Gardner did a good job on the various characters and their accents. My problem with this audiobook had nothing to do with his performance.
My reaction was one of some confusion and disappointment in the clutter in the story telling approach.
The villain is a German serial killer who subjects the listener to his endless philosophical psycho babble. This is made more intolerable by the narrator using a faux German accent that sounds like the Count from Sesame Street!
I regret being so critical because I am usually a Michael Prescott fan. But the awful accent of the villain and the one dimensional characters made this audiobook a major disappointment!
Yes! He is a good writer but was sure "off his game" with this stinker!
Worst German accent for the villain and his naïve girlfriend sounded like a Valley Girl on a bad day!
Disappointment and a slight cringing at the narration.
I am a fan of the Alex Delaware series and particularly enjoy John Rubinstein's narration. This current storyline was rather predictable and not very compelling. I still enjoyed listening to "Guilt", though it was not one of the better ones in the series.
The new Alex Cross audiobook
I look forward to the next book in the series, but expect a much more compelling story.
After an interesting beginning, the story loses some steam and the plot gets a little far fetched. The reason for the French secret service being the bad guy is given a weak explanation. Over all, this proved to be just an ordinary audiobook.
Jack in Marin
Yes! I have listened to several other Cumming books. I enjoy the stories involving the WWI nurse.
The reader did a good job and made it easier to finish the story. Had I read the book, I might have given it up.
It is not a blockbuster story. I doubt it is unique and/or compelling enough for a movie or TV show.
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