I like the series, and Greaney did an ok job, but Scott Brick didn't bring out the characters the way LDP did. Brick doesn't always have a lot of inflection in his voice [honestly not a lot of men do] but it just didn't resonate with me. I am attuned to LDP and his characters.
The subject of the book was ok, time to expand the character cast some, but unlike other reviewers, I don't think there was much "Grey Man" in this one. The cast is set for Greaney. Greaney just has to white board plots. I really like Sam, and I don't understand why he had to meet his end. Curious to who will replace him? Certainly not Adam? Poor fit IMHO.
The book and performance was OK, but I most likely won't re-listen to this one for quite a while. Not a waste of money, but, I was just left wanting something different.
And what is up with the passive/aggressive relationship between Clark and Ryan now?
I didn't get that one.
And the attack on the motorcade? That is a little to far for me to wrap up in all of this.
Yea, I'll most likely get the next one. Maybe not in audio though.
The other previous book w/ Dom I only got on my nook, not in audio after the reviews of Scott Brick.
I associate Scott Brick with other audio characters. This is like having someone else read Mitch Rapp. Bad show old boy. I do not dis like the performance, the voices just didn't resonate with me in the characters.
It was worth the time, but I won't repeat anytime soon.I
'm gonna miss Sam. Poor choice in losing a great character.
If you like Scott Brick you'll be ok with this book. If you listened to the others in the series the loss of LDP is significant. To me at least it was a big change in characters.
I enjoyed the previous two books of the trilogy. This one quickly skimmed over unpopular aspects of characters in history, totally skipped the incompetence of Jimmy Carter and went after the good ole targets of the media, Nixon, Reagan, Bush 41 and Dick Cheney. I could rant for paragraphs. Follett is quick to go after political targets, while completely skipping an entire incompetent administration and the greatest foreign policy incident of the 1970's.
Gorbachev sure didn't change his political outlook because of Jimmy Carter.
I'm really tired of the CIA bashing. If all these authors/journalists think they got a better idea or some miracle group of people to go collect intelligence, out of the fiction world, put your money where your mouth is. Coming from a Brit, whose country lost an entire empire in 99 years, the tale is delightful.
There is no good scene in this book. Maybe the part about how the secretary had to get an abortion of JFK's kid? You stay classy Follett.
Very little gripping about it. Compared to the other two, falls a little short.
Jasper Murray was a total waste of story thread. Evie Williams also.
What's the deal with Evie Williams character anyway? Poor, obtuse historical connection to Jane Fonda, I get it. But it just went on and on and on.
I won't say the book is a waste of money like some others recently.
The narrator is quite good. Very pleasing to the ear, which made this rolling catastrophe bearable. Too bad Audible doesn't have a rental program.
I probably won't listen to this trilogy again.
i looked at the reviews for the other Silva books, maybe later.
George? I like him a lot.
Meh, maybe. I really gotta look at the reviews. Audible reviews are usually spot on.
don't really remember any of them, that was the problem with the book.
nothing jumps out at me.
buy another book?
a. audible stop with your leading questions.
b. While an ok book, it was extremely gory and not really very entertaining. I was at least able to finish this one, and I have stopped one other Smith book that just drug on.
The characters are thin, the oration is ok, not great, and the long phase of the "history" re-cap lost me and I fast forwarded through that.
Unfortunately, my iPhone jumped backwards, yet again, and I had to fast forward all over again. Any whooooo, I really liked one or two other books, but this one seemed stuck in writer re-cap land and it was hard to move on to the new story. When it did the characters jumped back n forth a good bit, which made it hard to keep my attention.
Wish I wouldn't of wasted a credit.
only after i read a lot of reviews.
his american accents were juvenile and really didn't match the characters personality.
the long history recap scenes, the gory murder episodes, his painful to listen to romance/sex scenes, which add nothing to the book IMHO, and his adulation for all british cars on every continent.
I don't really care about which wine they drink with a spectacular made up meal.
Not sure I'll buy another Smith book. When they are bad, they are really bad, when they are mediocre, they are truly mediocre.
This one is a re-cap that is mediocre.
this was an old little experience from audible. i figured it out about half way through and was just curious enough to listen to the rest to find out the ending.
not bad, entertaining, good location, planes, trains n automobiles.
i may even buy another one from the author.
kinda anti-climatic, but better than most.
the author drops enough bread crumbs along the way that you figure out the plot twist by the end of the book.
different, not bad, not quite melodic, but not like sand paper in my ears.
he has some fluctuation in tenor that makes it possible to differentiate the characters.
soldiers do goofy crap while deployed overseas?
meh, give it a shot, i listen to two books a month and this one was ok.
ARE YOU CRAZY??? This is the most horrible editing of any of these books. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?? The character went from Seymour Krantz to Jack Kensington? WTF is Jack Kensington? W. E. Butterworth and Jr must of lost their collective memory or the editors drew a paycheck with no work or plot comparison!! Of the first 6 hrs 5.5 of it was recounting all the previous books in perpetuity. IT never ended. Write something new. I FF'ed through entire chapters even though IOS7 doesn't have chapter breaks and never lost the "so-called" plot.
This book was 2hrs of new plot streeeeeeetcccchhhheeddddd into 13 hours of pure agony. As a fan, I am tired of the story of the centuries old Russian history. And the religion. And the half-assed love story. And the dumb-ass aviators talking to the control tower. And the 1950s theory of military history. Write a new plot line. You completely left characters out. And I could give a crap about Russian mob families. No particular impact on the story or plot. I want my money back…..This is almost as bad as the Corps series you have managed to ruin.
The narrator is still dry as toast. And he has mixed up the "voices" he has used in the past.It's like rubbing sand paper in my ears. And they keep the same guy. Over and Over and Over.
The entire plot of the priest from Chicago? WtF was that about? WHO CARES?!?!?!Get with the program!! Horrible plot deviations. Please stop with the recounting of every minor characters entire previous chapters of mis-quoted character development. I was really hoping for some new plot. What? ARE you getting paid by the word or letter now?My frustration is expected but you have over-whelmed me with your tripe on this one.
FF to the second part. Suffer through if you already own the series. You are keeping WEB rolling in his retirement home in NW Argentina. Maybe one day he can build his own Karin Hall and pay tribute to the "good guy" Nazis. And to think I pre-ordered this on Audible and B&N…..what was I thinking?
i like lou diamond phillips, and getting out of JR's love issues was a relief.
the story is totally unbelievable but yet engaging the whole time.
i still like chavez [when LDP does his voice] and clark.
personality to chavez.
he needs do do more books.
i would check them out.
clark faking the heart attack?
All three books are good. i relisten to them while walking all the time
enough with the kiss kiss looking for love routine already.
more action less looking for love.
it drags. i couldn't finish it.
he's good enough to do the job, it is the plot
aggravation that it wasn't more like Assegai
love is the wrong word. good book, better than others, and i like the fact he has added some new characters.
no, but it does roll along rapidly. i do get tired of listening to all the kissy kiss lovey dovey crap he constantly writes into his books.
editor sucks, but i am into WEBG books for decades and they are good series.
only the WEBG books. I don't really like his narration but he is less aggravating than that Dove guy.
yea, i wanted to skip chapters or sections when they are intimate. its not pron but it gets old after a while
if you are into the WEBG series' yea it's worth your time.
if not, get the first one in the series first.
If you know anything of the politics of pre-WWII you can easily follow the thread of the story. While enjoyable it takes a while to immerse into the character. And the succeeding chapters jump around a bit. With easy references to other characters in previous books Furst continues his character development.
Furst tracks well with the intelligence system of pre-WWII and I thought this was going to be a more Polish military centric book. The Russian references are worthwhile but diverted me from the true threads of the book.
Maybe the evacuation of the gold from Poland.
Nope, probably the ending being unresolved.
I am skeptical of buying more in this series. None of the reviews are exactly, well, positive.
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