Crais does a good job with his characters. This is a decent plot with okay development. It would be a simple read and is an even more simple listen. It ranks slightly above average in the "thriller" department and is good if you like series and watching a character or two develop. I will continue to listen to Crais' books because I know the development happens in the later books in the series.
This download was not titled correctly, it wasn't even close to my first listen... oh well, how could they know?
Although the plot is one we have seen before, this book is great. The character development is excellent, the story is fun and exciting. The action is dispersed well between the suspense and development stages of the book. These authors have me hooked on their writing/story telling. This was the first of what is now several books of theirs that I have enjoyed incredibly much. The narrator is good and like I said, this one got me coming back to these guys again and again. Highly recommend looking into these guys stories!
Crais' character Joe Pike grows on you. Tough guy loaner who has a heart and needs people more than he portrays or wishes to. A good listen. Fun, but don't expect super in depth writing. In the thriller/action dept. it has some good parts. Story development and character development are above average but fairly predicable and simple. I would recommend it but more for an easy, fun listen. Don't expect too much and you will enjoy this for what it is, a good story told well.
Once again Preston and Child do a good job developing their characters and drawing you in. Early on you think you know what's going on and then they twist it again... and again. Rene Auberjonois has become one of my favorite narrators on Audible.
Preston and Child have become some of my favorite authors through audible. There ability to grow characters and draw you in is amazing. Great story, draws upon your childhood sense of adventure and desire to believe in buried treasure! A good listen.
Would have got a 5 but for the length and the narrator. Scott Brick is good, but not great.
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