I'd never listened to this author before but I try to find readers I enjoy and Scott Brick is the narrator. What a pleasant surprise. I found the suspense riveting, a book that I didn't want to stop listening to so I found things to do that would allow me to continue listening. I'm going to check now to see what other books Browne has written. While there were a couple of small moments when I wished the protagonist would quick thinking about something and do something instead overall the book is well written and there was never a moment I could figure out what was going to happen next.
I had to slow the recorder down in order to listen to the book at all. Even slowing it down didn't change the voice, which was a terrible narration voice and didn't change between characters. The good news is that the story is so intriguing and there's so much suspense that I listened to the entire book in spite of the narrator. I would have given this book a five based on the story, how tightly written it is with no drag time, except for the narrator and that the book leave the listener dangling, which I didn't appreciate. I had to come back to Audible to download the second book in this series just to find out what happens.
If this story had been billed as a drama it would have gotten a five star rating but as a mystery, although well written, it drags on and too much time is spent in the past.
This is the first book I've listened to in a long time where the narration is flawless! For a change I wasn't distracted either by trying to figure out whom was saying what or just being annoyed at the narrator's interpretation of a voice. Dick Hill is a very good narrator but his readings of women's voices make me crazy. They're all the same and that voice makes every woman sound a bit daft to say the least.
This book kept my attention the entire time and is the kind of book that made me find things to do so I could listen to it.
Or I wouldn't have been able to listen to the narrator. His voice was fine but he was either pausing to sip drinks of water or turning pages or doing something that made an intrusive sound throughout the book every twenty or so seconds and it was almost enough to make me return the book.
However, I became so engrossed in the story that I actually forgot about the narrator from time to time and didn't want to stop listening in spite of whatever the narrator was doing.
I couldn't figure out who the bad guys were until the very end and even then I didn't figure it out. There were twists and turns frequently enough that, just about the time I thought I had it figured out, something different would happen.
It's well worth the credit. Dan Brown doesn't disappoint.
I've loved every one of his novels even though I pretty know what the basic plot is going to be. This one just didn't hold up like the others. I was very disappointed. It went on too long and didn't have the kind of suspense I'm used to with this author.
It's a good story with plenty of twists and I certainly wouldn't downgrade it to a three but nothing gets developed enough to make this a five star, not the characters, the story, or the ending, which just ends when there are a lot more things that could be answered instead of left hanging. What happens to the good guy for instance and his relationship with the girl? It's a longer story condensed into a fairly long story. Also, the bad guy deserves a lot more bad instead of the abrupt ending.
This novel has so many twists and turns I couldn't figure it out. The suspense lasted right up to the very end. Even as far fetched as some of it seemed I didn't care because it was fast paced and I was always guessing. I haven't cared for a couple of the Rhyme books but this one is a winner!
I really didn't want this book to end. It was interesting every step of the way. I couldn't ever figure out what was coming next, the narrator was great.
I haven't been listening to much of Coben because I listened to a couple of disappointing books but he hit a home run with this one.
I highly recommend it!
Hurwitz wrote a winner with this one. I couldn't figure it out at all and was intrigued the entire time. There is no down time, it's fast paced and full of suspense. Scott Brick does an excellent job narrating it.
description and not enough action. It's worth listening to but then again, someone needs to teach Dick Hill how to read women's parts so they don't all sound like lispy air heads, especially when White's female characters are anything but. The book is interesting. It's worth purchasing but I've listened to other authors that hold my attention better.
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