When I got into this book all I could think of was how long before I gave up. Took about 30 or 45 minutes.
But when I got to thinking about the story line I realized it wasn't so bad, not up to the usual Lutz book but not a total dog. As much as I hate to berate a narrator, I think that's what makes the book such a downer. Lutz must have liked Bob Walter so maybe I should deduct a point. I'm sure Mr. Walter does a fine job with other books but for me, a total zip!
I saw some of the reviews, none good, but pig headed as I am still gave it a try since how bad could Lutz be?
I'd say spend your credit elsewhere.
Weird, strange, demented, warped. I enjoyed it even thought it did creep me out in spots. Not my normal read but who wants to be normal?
I think everyone addicted to audiobooks agrees that the narration can make or break a book. At least that's my call. Peter Hermann is amazing. He's German, Russian, American, Iranian, you name it. I am no linguist but I get the picture regardless of language. Coe provides the story, Hermann brings it to life.
Can't wait for the next Coe. There has to be a #5, right?
Once in a while this wandered a tad but as much as I enjoyed the book (spooky), hat's off to the narrator. It was a fun, creepy, piece of art. This is one of those books you take a chance on since few of your favorites are available. Good choice for me and if you're up for something out of left field, I say give it a try.
I'm hooked on King and Maxwell and although this was a little slow on the uptake for me, once it got going it was hard to re-charge. My two mandatory listen spots are working in the yard and in the car. As dirt covered and insect repellant drenched as I am when I come in, if the book is good I hate unloading my phone, Kleenex, etc., and especially my MP3. But with this one I found a way to shed all and continue listening. That for me ... is a dadburned good book!
I enjoyed the book but there were a couple of stretches. That however, is true of plenty of authors. I still enjoyed the book but the thing that caught my attention was Armand Schultz. He has a wonderful range. I was so caught up in the story until I realized how authentic he sounded. Never lost the story line but enjoyed it more once I realized what I was missing.
Harlan Coben is one of my favorites between serious to Myron Bolitar. I enjoyed it so much I had a time with the transition to my next book. But I imagine if you listen a great deal you'll know exactly what I mean. For me, this was one of those stories I wanted to go on and on.
Sometimes time seems to stretch while waiting for favorite authors to publish the next book. So this gives us another character to follow which is great in my opinion.
I like Thor for the most part anyway but thoroughly enjoyed this one. Loved the Athena Team and hope they'll show up again. Also enjoyed the two stories merge into one. And since this isn't a book report I'll just say, great listen.
The last several Sandford books I've read and listened to have been a disappointment to me. This one sounds like someone lit a fire under Sandford and it's the best I've heard from him in a while. I enjoy the Virgil Flowers books, some more than others of course but they just don't have the Davenport kick. Hope this lasts.
Not the best Crais book I've listened to but I didn't put it down. Had to get into this one before I actually enjoyed it but still thought the ending was a bit of a let-down. First book I've read with the bomb focus and that part I found interesting.
Enjoyable, not a bad book.
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