I've been working my way through the entire series. The early books were good. The last few struggled to be okay. This one was simply bad. No plot. Stone has become a joke of a character. Entirely unbelievable. Unfortunately, I didn't check the other reviews first. I wish I had.
I've read all of the books in this series. As well as other series by the same author. This one was awful. It felt like it was written by a teenager. The opening was good and then it went downhill fast. The story didn't do anything. It was mostly dialogue. And the dialogue was that of a couple of teenage boys. Just awful.
I have to agree completely with the other reviewer. I found myself wincing at points in the story. The plot line was promising. But, the dialog and characters were just awful. The reader is the worst that I've heard. He attempts to give a voice to each character. But, they aren't always the same voice. I have had several problems figuring out who was saying what. The few characters that have accents (Russian, Irish...) might or might not have the accent at any given moment. And I can't put enough emphasis on the awful dialog. Saying it is two dimensional is being kind. When we are subjected to hearing what the characters are thinking is when we really hit bottom for the dialog.
I am about 75% of the way through the book and don't know if I will finish it. That would be a first. I want to keep going. I just don't know if I can subject myself to it.
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