I like this book. I like to listen to books in order of publication. Most authors build on their previous work. My brother talked me into listening this one out of order. He said it followed the English Assassin. Silva does build on his previous work and he did make reference to books between The English Assassin and The English Girl but it didn't get in the way.
Silva gave this book a very nice twist. Half way through I thought where in the world is he going with this one. Then he showed us. Nice job.
Recommend? Yes of course. I have found that writers who write series such as the Karp series take a few books to really develop the characters and theme. The first several books Tanenbaum wrote in this series felt to me like he was searching for his characters identity. I think he has found them.
Marlene of course. She is such a wild character. Lucy is a close second.
Pat first I thought what in the world. He seemed to speak to fast and his inflections seemed off but the longer I listened I kind of liked his narration.
After the girl was kidnaped and Lucy told her dad what happened. Karp came alive.
I hope the next books in this series become available very soon.
I think I would. This book was the most interesting to me of this series.
That's a tuff question. This book added a layer that I didn't feel in the other books of this series. I felt that Marlene was the major focus in this book. Marlene is a much more complex figure than Karp. Tanenbaum did well exploring with her character.
He is ok.
Yes it was. I almost did do that very thing but a Christmas party got in the way.
Tanenbaum did a nice job with this book.
Probably not. The Karp series is like eating a cheeseburger. Great when your hunger but I don't want to eat the same burger twice.
Anything with Marlene as the focus. She sounds like way more of a woman than Karp is a guy.
Traber is fine. No complaints. He isn't my favorite narrator but he is OK.
Sure I laughed. Marlene is a trip.
I don't find Tanenbaum as good of a writer as Sandford or Flynn but he is good enough. This is book #6 in the series and Tanenbaum has finally slowed down telling the reader Karp is jewish and that Marlene is a catholic. Yep he does mention it some but why? To me it plays no part in the story. I could care less what religion the characters are.
A nice introduction.
I wouldn't say on the edge but it kept my attention.
Interesting at best.
I had listened to Tanenbaum before and decided to start the series in order. No Lesser Plea is nice first book. It sets the characters well. I mostly likely will listen to a few more books then decide if I will continue with the series. Tanenbaum and Burns may grow on me but at this time they aren't my favorite.
Sandford did it again in my book. Simply love his style. Flowers is a lot softer than Davenport but don't let that put you off. Sandford gives Flowere's just as much brain power as Davenport. Good story great narrator all around good read.
This is a keeper. Virgil is so human. Sandford's Virgil Flower is a great down to earth kind of a guy. Sandford leaves enough out to keep you guessing but not so much that you lose interest. I suspected the ending but it was funny how Sandford pulled it off. Poor Virgil.
Lucas Davenport is still the big dog in Sandford's writings but Virgil Flowers is a very close second. I may actually like the Flowers series as well if not better than the Prey series. Heat Lighting is a very good read/listen. Nice work Sandford. Thank you.
I listen to audio books at an insane rate. If a reader of many books is a book worm I must be a "tape worm". There a lot of great authors and narrators. Sometimes they actually come together on the same series. Boy oh boy did they ever in Sandford's the Prey series. This is the last title that audible has in their listing as of 10/14. I enjoyed the complete series and the Field of Prey was no exception. If you are a fan of Sandford's you will love this one. Enjoy.
I agree Sandford and Ferrone are a great combination. Sandford has moved to one of my top 5 authors. No the language isn't to ruff for me. I think it is down to earth and most likely just the type of vocabulary that real people in the trenches of life use. It certainly was the language the adults used around me when I was a kid.
I like Lee Childs and his character Jack Reacher but he seems a little far fetched at times. Lucas Davenport seems real and does real life stuff. I love this series.
I am a huge fan of Ken Follett and I was really looking forward to the final installment of the this trilogy. Some of my friends loved the Pillars of the Earth and World Without End but didn't like the Century Trilogy. They started the Fall of Giants and didn't finish it. I didn't understand their position but something didn't catch their fancy. After listening the Edge of Eternity I think I understand what they were talking about. The Century Trilogy just didn't really create that spark that is needed to keep a trilogy going.
I have to say that I don't think this is one of Ken's best works. Maybe the historical events that he uses as a back drop are to fresh in my mind. The earlier books like the Pillars of the Earth and World Without End and the first two books of the Century trilogy dealt with general social issues. This book spent a lot of time on one specific social issue from the sixties. Sure it was an issue but it was to specific for me. Follett used general issues like Communism when talking about the family in the eastern block countries but focused on race in the United States. Sure he talked about a lot of other social issues but this book felt like a comment on race relations.
I had the same feeling about Jane Auel's writings in her Earth Children's series. She went to long and didn't stay with the theme in the earlier books. I felt neither of these great authors knew how to finish their great works. To me it was still worth my time to listen to this book but don't send full price on it. Maybe the abridged format would have been better.
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