This was my first John Grisham novel mostly because I have not been a fan of legal dramas, but this book I thoroughly enjoyed and I have already purchased his latest book. The book starts off a little slow but this does not last long because as I got into the book I found that I hard time leaving it. He developed the characters very well to the point that I felt that I knew these people and that I was alternate juror or sitting with the attorney's as they planned the case as it progressed. The book never gets boring as there is always something going on with either the jury and some of its querky people or one side or the other of the attorney's to keep the action and intrigue going. Frank Muller did a great job of narrating as he had a great voice for this type of book and had a different voice for each character as well.
No, because he is a "hit and miss author" in that he can have good books and others are not so good like this one is. This is the second book I have listened to from David Baldacci the first one I rated 5 stars and this one 3 stars. The reason this book is 21 hours long is that many scenes are described in minute detail. For example their was a meal he tells you every thing in the meal. He does this type of thing in many other situations as well.
I think he did a poor job in that his reading speed would vary from Normal to very slow, at a couple of points I increased the play back speed to 1.25. He also several times mispronounced words as if he wasn't paying attention to what he was reading or the context in which the words are used.
You likely can tell I was disappointed with this book, in my opinion if The author had left out much of the unnecessary detailed descriptions and used another narrator the book would have been much better.
This book was well written and narrated and I enjoyed listening to it. The only thing about it that gave me pause was some of the characters in it (without giving anything away), at first this took me time to get used to as it was along stretch from reality, but once I got it in my mind that this is fantasy (something I don't read much) I was fine with it. In the end I felt that it was worth the time and credit.
I found this book to be very boring, so much so that by the time I was almost half way through it I stopped listening to it and gave up. I chose this book because I enjoyed listening to Bourne Betrayal and had read that this book was so much like Robert Ludlum's writing. I think it is nothing like Robert. Ludlum's writing as he was not boring like this garbage. I think if you want to read Robert Ludlum do it, but don't expect that Eric Van Lustbader is anything like him, because he is not most of the time.
This is my fist book where there is magic and this one is done in such away that it makes sense and doesn't challenge your intelligence to believe it. I enjoyed listening to it as it is well written from the main character's, first person. James Marsters does a great job with the narration in that he is easy to listen to and uses good inflections for the other characters.
This was my first Vince Flynn novel and I am now a fan of his and planning to buy previous works of his. This is a great spy book as it seems very realistic in that it has real politics and views the people behind the spies and realistic action situations. George Guidall did a great job with the narration as he has a great voice for this type of book and used great inflections for each character. As I listened to it I found that I had a hard time stopping it, as it was addictive to listen to.
This was a very entertaining listen and the narator Jeff Gurner did a very good job as well, using very good voices for each of the charactars. Unlike it's predecessor book Daemon, many of the technical details are not as believable. But taken as a whole it was good entertainment.
I very much enjoyed listening to 90% of the book as it has everything, suspense, sex and action, but in a later part of the book their are some parts about explicit incest. I feel that this was a required part of the story but maybe it did not have to be told in such an explicit way, as listening to this I did not enjoy. Otherwise it was a great book, well written & narrated too.
I have listened to a few other of John Standford's books and this is the best one I have heard so far. It has it all with a great deal of suspense that kept me trying to figure out who was the killer and I was not sure until the end of the book. There was plenty of action as well with the different murders and Virgil's always interesting personal life intertwined into it too. All of this and excellent narrating by Eric Conger made this a very enjoyable listen.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novel as it had all kinds of intrigue and action especially the high tech kind using things that we deal with all the time and they are used in a very ingenious ways. The action and suspense of what will happen next starts at the beginning and continues to the end. It is certainly worth the credit and time.
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