Marc really gets you to fall in love with the characters. I have listened to one full book a week for the last year, this is one of my favorites.
OK, so if you haven't bought this book yet, buy it. Stop reading this right now and go buy it. Why are you still reading this? Why haven't you started listening to this book yet?
There were about 5 parts that seems like they were added as an afterthought. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story and the performance. Get the book, you won't be disappointed.
I really wanted to like this. I was hoping for another series to explore. I found myself not caring at all about the main character after 2 hours. I actually started the book twice, a few weeks apart, thinking maybe I just had stuff on my mind the first time. Not so much. Maybe it is a good read, definitely not a good performance.
Peterson keeps getting better with each book in this series. I was disappointed that one of the main characters was absent in much of the book, but I understand why he did it, and the method was believable. Keep Nathan coming. How about a prequel?
entertaining, but did not live up to what I hoped. I read the paperback synopsis at a book store, and was excited to later down load the book. I also downloaded the sequel. I wish I had not done either. I found myself forcing myself to finish it, since I already spent the money. The authors are very "self-confident" and you can feel that. I find it hypocritical that they opine very negative attitudes towards several groups of proffesionals who have an "information advantage" over the average US citizen. But the authors have made millions of dollars on the intellectual property laws of publishing a book about their opinion of groups of data. I bet that if someone in the public tried to make money on the authors' own data interpretation, the authors would sue that other party. The authors would be correct in doing it, but don't make money on information advantages by bashing others doing the same. Poor taste and low class actions.
I'm more critical than the average person. I understand that the critic has not produced any value. They are smarter than I am, they are making millions, I am not.
On to the book. This has more summaries of "economic" work performed by others and discussed by the authors than actual research performed by the authors. There is also a lot of American history told with a liberal slant. I love history, I do not like political perspective, liberal or conservative, attached to history. Give us facts and conclusions, not agendas.
I really did NOT like the different narrators on one story, unlike others. It made it hard to follow.
I got the initial impression that the author was complaining about how the CIA was run, that she would do it differently. Employees that complain about their boss annoy me. If you could do it better, apply for the job. If not, get another job, or do your job how your boss tells you to do it.
Too much vulgar language as well.
Just my 2 cents. Obviously, it is easier to be a critic than an author, so good job to her trying to write a novel, I couldn't do better. But if I did, it wouldn't be like this.
Gotta have it, gotta listen to it, can't wait for the next one! This does not disappoint.
Patterson pieced 2 different stories, both Christmas related, in one book. I was really disappointed when I figured this out, at about the 6 hour point. Both stories live up to your high expectations for Patterson, but the overall feel is just disjointed. I really wish both were better developed separately.
I think if there was a professional reader, I would have enjoyed it. The author read it, which I can understand that desire. However, sometimes it is better to let the professionals do what professionals do. Yea, reading isn't tough, but reading for entertainment is NOT in this guy's swim lane. I did not finish the book, just couldn't do it. If it was released with a different voice, and about 10% of the useless detail removed, I'll buy it again.
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