This book was amazing! I was engaged with each character and invested in the plot. The readers were great but, the story makes this one a don't miss!! Plot twists, complex characters and intrigue this book has it all. It is not fast and there is some redundancy in the characters recollections but I found it added to the plot and deepened the mystery. It is long and will take some time to get through but Collins masterfully develops his plot and sucks in his readers/listeners. This one is the granddaddy of modern thrillers and it set the bar pretty high!
I knew this was a rework before I used my credit, so I was not expecting The Lion or WildFire. DeMille has evolved into the writer we know and love over many years so I knew this would be a step back, not forward. This book started out interesting and I was intrigued enough to continue listening. Some of it was a little unrealistic and irritating and as it became more fantastic I stopped caring about all the characters but Purcell. It was a struggle to finish and I was underwhelmed as the credits rolled. I still love DeMille but I don't love this book.
Of course Scott Brick was amazing but the material he was reading was not.
I listened to this twice because I thought I had missed something the first time through and that was why I did not know who any of the characters were or what was going on in the story. I was wrong, it made no sense the second time around either. I have heard such good things about this author... maybe you have to read it not listen to it.
Carlton Griffin does an amazing job characterizing each character. I never had to wonder who was speaking and at times I had to listen carefully to see if there were different readers. I love Old Time Radio Sherlock Holmes and this is very similar. Great job and the reader has a great voice... I could listen to him read the phone book.
The narrator does an amazing job capturing Mitchell's tone and context. Sometimes with audio some of the meaning is lost however, this one was better heard than read. Stephens' timing and context bring out all Mitchell's subtext. She had me laughing out loud at times!! Don't miss this one!!
Henry Butler does an excellent job narrating this book. I have had it for a year now and have listened to it three times. He brings each character to life and engages the listener. This one is a must hear!
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