The long drawn out plot with many twists and turns but little resolution
He should work on his flow, making narration more natural.
The characters are interesting and mostly well portrayed.
The far ranging historical drama covering the Depression, World War II and the post war bringing together fascinating characters from German concentration camps, oilmen and sinister capitalists from post-war Texas and Louisiana.
This is my first experience listening to Patton and I will certainly go back to him.
I'm certainly going to read more James Lee Burke novels.
Up to a point. It starts out really well but then gets bogged down in interminable details.
I've read other very good books by Kanon and had high expectations concerning Istanbul Passage. But it turned out to be a very disappointing experience. The plot is quite interesting, but the novel never really gets off the ground. I believe Kanon was aiming for a novel about a reflexive, postmodern, spy in post-war Istanbul. But it turned out to be too reflexive for my taste, with very slow and artificial dialogue and halting action.
Probably a book by William Lashner or Joseph Finder.
I think Scott Brick would have done a great job.
The problem that the plot hinges on is quite interesting: how to get an ex-Romanian fascist with a lot of knowledge on Russian intelligence out of Istanbul and into the hands of the CIA.
He could have equated the seriousness of the plot (Emperor Domitian scheming to bring about the downfall of Governor Agricola in Britannia) with a more adult and crafty main character.
Although there is rich description of ancient Londinium and an interesting political background to plot, the character himself is rather sophomoric and not very believable. Character development is very unsubtle: the female character very suddenly falls in love with the main character (after slapping him in the face).
Ray Porter could have refrained from sounding like a 21st century teenager.
I'm afraid I won't download any more of Stanley's books.
It's not number one but it is one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've listened to recently.
The complexities of a murder case and the fascinating solution the defense lawyers use to acquit their client.
Oscar, the veteran and astute lawyer.
I'll keep my eyes (and ears) open to more Rosenberg books.
I love Sandford's books which I've read in paperback. But this audio experience was very disappointing:
The fascinating unravelling by Lucas Davenport of a ghastly multiple homicide.
Ferrone sounds like a tired old man, drawing out words and sentences in an unpleasant drawl. It's just plain tiresome to listen to, especially for a whodunit.
Yes, of course.
I'll stick to reading Sandford in paper, since all of his audiobooks are narrated by Ferrone.
It might be OK for someone really interested in the inner life of police officers and victims dealing with violence on a daily basis.
Probably a historical novel
The male narrator does a good job but I fear the female narrator is a bit whiny.
The plot doesn't hold together but the chief inspector's character is well portrayed.
Please note that my critical comments are born of misplaced expectations: I expected a police thriller but got a psychological novel.
The ins and outs of political and legal battles faced by Haller in his defense of his client.
Absolutely. The plot is full of unexpected but credible twists and turns.
Actually, I wasn't overwhelmed by his performance. He does a very good job using different voices but tends to be whiny.
It just kept me on the edge of my seat.
I've read and enjoyed all of Connelly's Bosch series but am enjoying the Mickey Haller books even more.
I'm afraid not. I've enjoyed his Bolitho series but this one is quite boring, with long asides about Bolitho's nostalgia for his wife and his feelings for his officers and men, which is fine as a human being but isn't this supposed to be an adventure about fighting Napoleon on the high seas?
He could have focussed more on naval action.
Yes, he is a good narrator.
I couldn't finish listening to the whole book
That's hard to say (I've listened to so many!). But compared to other spy stories, such as Daniel Silva, this is certainly superior.
Sophie Cole and John Calhoun. Both are complex and interesting characters who evolve as you read.
Unlike other US narrators, he stays away from American twang and maintains a stable tone throughout. I'll certainly look for other narrations by him.
There were several, but one that stands out was Joe Calhoun's (a supposed tough guy contracted for dirty jobs by the CIA) love of poetry and his connection to Beth.
This was my first experience with Steinhauer. It won't be my last!
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