What a nicely-crafted book. I found myself marveling at how well-written and researched it was. A really good, enthralling read.
I have liked all of Nesbo's books, but they are indeed dark novels. I can see why a lot of readers/listeners are put off by the grisly details and vivid descriptions of crime and the drug scene. But, entertaining and creative they are.
Somber and forceful, just exactly the mood that I think Nesbo would have recommended.
This is a poorly written bodice ripper disguised as a thriller. 80% of the dialogue is of the male and female protagonists' sexual feelings and activities. I will admit that I laughed many times through the dialogue and about half way through, when I was about to stop wasting my time with this one, I just hung on to see if there ever was a plot. But, about 70% done, I just had enough of "his bulging chest muscles" and their "throbbing" this and "rock hard" that, and stopped. I was annoyed that I spent time and credits on this one for sure.
Not given up her day job.
Not being a fan of romance novels, it's hard to judge.
Annoyance. A feeling that Audible needs to do a better job of judging the worthiness of its choices.
Take any of Brown's earlier novels. Fill in a new exotic location. Add a new, sexy and very smart female collaborator. Recruit a new cartoon-style bad guy. Stir in a few enigmatic pieces of symbology that only Langford understands. Fill in ten hours of chasing and shooting and you have Inferno. Nice idea to explain Malthusian theory in a way that anyone can understand but you don't need a novel to do that. Disappointing.
When the hero of the story is a serial killer something is out of line. The side quips and commentary about life in Florida were amusing, but chuckling over blood and gore just didn't seem to fit. Was the goal here was to start a new genre, just by doing something that is so off center just to be different? If so, give me the old time rock and roll.
Grisham's early novels were carefully crafted and very entertaining. However, his more recent tries have not had the same quality in my opinion. Lame plot and predictable ending.
I was fascinated (and disgusted) at this inside glance at the country's bond markets. This is an excellent example when we lose sight of the need for checks and balances in our financial industry. A must-listen to anyone who thinks they understand the bond business. And, then you need to listen to Lewis' latest book, The Big Short.
After meeting Nesbo with his Snowman, I was hooked. Now five of his books later, I think Headhunters is even better, his best to date. Creative, well-researched and loaded with twists and turns. If you like a gripping, sophisticated mystery, you need tackle this one. Heartily recommend!
Fascinating and believable plot backgrounded by an accurate description of Manaus and the jungle (having been there myself). Good read, with a thought-provoking message about the interface of the modern world with indigenous peoples.
I like Coban's Myron Bolitar series, but this one just doesn't measure up. I went through the whole book wondering whether this one was an attempt to write a novel for teenagers. Illogical plot that wandered aimlessly and was senseless. I'd avoid this one.
It was supposed to be an intriguing mystery, but the plot was thin and what it really was was a limp glimpse at a disfunctional Irish family. I kept looking to see how close I was to finishing this one. Good reviews? But, not from me.
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