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.
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.
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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