I really started out enjoying this. The narration is wonderful, the historical setting is terrific - but the story and the plot are so unbelievable, and the ending so unsatisfying - that I can not recommend this. (And I've seldom written a negative review.)
In fact, the ending was so bad I now have the "well, that is 8 hours (or however long the book is) that I'll never get back!"
I'm a huge Greg Iles fan and was not disappointed - except by the fact that this is one volume of a trilogy, and I have to wait for the rest!
I saw a number of comments of people disappointed with the reader - not sure why, I thought he was fine.
Most disappointing is that the book does NOT resolve in a traditional ending - evidently have to listen/read the next two books.
Worse, the plot is plodding and many aspects are simply not believable.
It was not the "complete" story! And I didn't like it enough to buy the other 2 books, much less spend the time listening.
It was OK.
Really a disappointment given some of the highly positive reviews. Michael Connolly's long intro also made the book sound like a true gem - maybe that set the bar to high as someone else noted.
This book was so over the top, so far fetched, so awful, that I doubt I will read another in this series for a very long time.
Nasally; unpleasant. Really, really hated the way he intones "thoughts", sounds like he's underwater or talking through a tin can. Just awful. Whoever produced and directed probably deserves the blame more than the narrator.
The entire book.
I have always been a huge fan of the series, and I can put up with a bit of fantasy, but this was absolutely ludicrous.
The book was incredibly boring, especially in the beginning. Long, lengthy descriptions, "pages and pages" that did not advance the plot at all. Might have worked better reading as a book so I could skip pages - hard to do with a "book on tape".
I almost bailed on this book numerous times. Ultimately the last quarter of the book was pretty good.
Someone who is looking for a light romance with a little bit of danger and mystery
The story was completely lame, unbelievable, and worst, BORING
The reader is OK, the book is terrible
I'm shocked this got 4*. I can finish almost any book, but not this one. Lame, trite, boring, and way to much dialogue from a five year old.
I love Tess Gerritsen's series but this one was just not believable - and boring - and relied too much on earlier book (which I had read, but others may not have).
Sad to say, not really. And I love her books!! I guess I would recommend buying it, but not having high expectations.
As soon as I started listening, I realized this was the second book in a series - the CONSTANT references to the first book - which I had not read - were really, really annoying.
I got over that. What else was really annoying? The story did not resolve. I won't say more because I don't want to be a spoiler, but that really is a problem for me.
Lastly - and just as annoying - while it may have worked in a "book", this did not work in an audible book. The last chapter - should have been all action - about 10 minutes of one of the characters preparing a meal (how he made the sauce, temperature of the beef).
Sorry, give this one a pass.
I have always loved David Baldacci, and really looked forward to this book.
It was a huge disappointment.
The story line was not remotely believable (and I am usually pretty easy going on this score). The characters were not believable. I didn't like the quasi dramatization (the occasional use of sound, eg gunfire). Worst of all was the preachy tone - anti mining, anti smoking. I do understand that surface mining = bad environmentally, but I don't need to be preached about it when I'm "reading" a book for pleasure. And the smoking lectures were a real turn off to this non-smoker who hates smoking.
I'm down to the last few chapters, and honestly, I don't care how it turns out or if he gets the "bad guys". I may not finish it, and this after devoting 10 painful hours already.
I have been a huge Dick Francis fan my entire life and was really looking forward to this. I barely made it through, the plot was narrow and boring (not to mention not believable).
DF should stick to horses.
I'm a big Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child fan, as well as a fan of Scott Bricker, but I found the plot line totally unbelievable - and unlike some other unbelievable plot lines of this Duo, I couldn't suspend my disbelief. I almost abandoned the story numerous times.
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