I am a very difficult person to please with "books on tape" - that said, Rain Fall was AWESOME. I actually drove to all sorts of places just so I could hear the story since I listen to the stories in my car.
The narrator is great and gives life to the story (some of the words are so complicated, thankfully Brian is Japanese!).
Barry Eisler is obviously very smart as the story is intriguing and well written. I can't wait to hear more of Barry's works.
Good start to a story that ran out of gas. The end was hyper predictable - the last part of the book just dragged. On top of that, Deaver makes a mistake in that after the climax, the book keeps going! Just END IT!
I was committed and was hoping that this story would turn around: WRONG, I think there are much better books out there and you should save your credits on this one. Sorry if this is a negative review, I like JD's works. BUT I think this one was a swing and a miss!
Reading this book will make you paranoid. I keep looking over my shoulder for assassins. I double back when I go anywhere. I know I am being followed.
This BOOK is addictive and will make you insane. John Rain is a BAMF.
This book has it all! A thrill ride with John and Dox. Couldn't wait to get in my car to listen to this audio book. The narrator was pretty good although a little more vocal variety would have made the experience complete. On the whole, great story. You won't be disappointed unless you don't like action and fun!
What can I say, this story is fabulous. Read it, enjoy it, listen to it, own it, wait for the movie. Enjoy
Andy Carpentar - the wise cracking lawyer, had enough. It was cute for book 1 and 2, now it is time for Andy to retire. I kinda, sorta enjoyed this very predicatble story. After you figure it out, the story drags and you just want it to end. The moments when you say, "Didn't see that coming," were not present in this story. Save your credits and get something else. Try Barry Eisler's Rain Series if you want a thrill ride!
I can't believe how smart Barry Eisler must be! His character, John Rain, is fantastic. I feel smart just listening to the book. I AM smart for listening to this book.
I can't wait to get in my car to listen to what John is going to do next. The narration is suberb. The way the names and places are pronounced is perfect and gives you a "feel" for the area. The story itself is intricate and has just enough detail to keep you interested. Eisler has done a masterful job to walk the line of too much detail and not enough for my taste. I am sorry that there is only one more Rain book. I hope Barry writes more!
Good story, but you should read Open and Shut first or this story will ruin David Rosenfelt's first book.
About the narrator: Try a little vocal variety. I had a hard time figuring out who was who since EVERYONE sounded the same. Try an accent, try changing the cadence, try SOMETHING.
Well written story, atrocious narrator. Get's on your nerves.
Too bad, because the story is really good!
When you hear this book, i think you will laugh out loud. The author is very entertaining and if you like sarcastic humor, this book is for you. The story is good too and it is a fun listen.
Imagine James Woods is the narrator (I know it's not, but imagine). Sometimes imagine it is Andy Rooney reading the story. You will understand once you listen.
I really enjoyed this book.
Loved the start, twists and turns; however, half-way through the book got very predictable. Then you had to go through the drivel. Good book if you like some mindless entertainment, for me, I enjoy Deaver's way of twisting the story until the very END. Obviously this is just my opinion, you may like it!
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