Buckley's writing makes for an entertaining story, not least for the audacity of his hero spy, Blackford Oakes, but also because he weaves in historical perspective to the characters' motivations. The production, however, leaves much to be desired. Frequently there are strange pauses in the narration, as though a sentence were punctuated with commas in the wrong places. Other times, sentences or phrases are dropped into the recording in a way that makes the narrator's voice sound so different that you'd almost think it's a different person. It's distracting. I'm not faulting the narrator, but the editing of the production is just not very good. Otherwise it's an enjoyable listen.
Remarkably silly, even for an action-adventure story. Agree completely with other reviewers who note the parallels to Raiders of the Lost Ark and observe that not even the excellent narrator, Scott Brick, can save it. Really, trust us on this one: don't waste your time and money.
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