I initially found this book to be the embodiment of tedium. I tried listening to it whilst on the go, which after all should be a major advantage of this format. This however proved to be anything but an advantage, as it was so easy to become distracted from the detail of the story and I often found myself zoning in and out of the narrative and wondering who these characters were. It wasn't until two hours from the end that I really got into the story and discovered that it was really rather exciting.
It held my interest right to the end and was so good that I felt compelled to listen to it again from the beginning and WOW! what a difference. I went from only persevering with it because I had paid for it to being reluctant to put it down. It was hard to believe that this was the same book and I was shocked at the amount of detail that I had initially missed. So if you decide that Count Zero is the biggest let down you have ever received from Audible as I did, then stick with it and maybe 're-read' it. You wont be disappointed.
While this book was very informative and full of very interesting content, for me, it presents so many facts and dates etc that it would be much better appreciated in the written format and used for reference.
A fascinating action packed tale which is all the more compelling because it is based on factual events. Definitely one for the "You couldn't make it up" category. I had not heard of this particular mobster before, which was rather surprising as he appears to have had some prominence in the world of organised crime. Although the main protagonist is a viscous, remorseless killer who is without conscious, and you continually remind yourself that this is not fiction, you are still left fascinated by his exploits.
Most importantly this book delivers exactly what I require of all my Audible purchases, that is to say, entertainment. Well worth a look in my opinion.
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