This book is so well written, it's right up there with The Bone Collector and The Cold Moon which are my two favorite Rhyme books. This book brings the shadow of the Bone Collector back and actual conflict between Rhyme and the Watch Maker which is outstanding. The end if this book is one heck of a cliffhanger setting the listener up for the next in the series which I'm sure will be just as good.
Oh yes. Deaver leaves clues all over the place but they are so randomly placed and innocuous that you don't realize they are even clues until Rhyme unearths and points them out as clues. The story is told in a very methodical well thought out way, very complex but none the less easy to follow.
Nothing at all wrong with Edoardo Ballerini's performance. I thought he did a great job. Good inflections and character changes with out over dramatizing.
I highly recommend this book. Of all of Jeffrey Deaver's books this one rates right at the top!
I thought this had a really good plot. It's written in a way that the reader (me) thought I was able to predict the outcome with ease. It Appeared to be very much like other books in this genre, different names, different towns, same story. I was wrong.
John Chancer did a great job. Different voices for different characters. Easily distinguishable from one to another. I would certainly listen to him narrating again.
I highly recommend this book. I found it believable, not too "out there" as some others have suggested. I have read/listened to other books that have much more unbelievable plots and get rave reviews. I did not feel like I had to suspend my common sense. The books end has such a great twist. I won't ruin this for anyone but when listening to this book and pulling for the protagonist keep in mind the antagonist is closer then you realize!
This was kind of a bizarre book and if it weren't for Scott Brick's narration I probably wouldn't have stuck with it.
This book starts out really good but then takes a turn to the bizarre and does drag a bit about 1/2 way through. Stick with it though, it really picks up momentum in the second half and everything starts to make sense. The reason for the protagonist's disorder and why and how he became who he was, betrayal by the most unexpected and how Jake deals with them. But the ending makes this sad story so worth it and ends on a really great cliffhanger with unfinished relationships and personal revelations that makes me believe there will be a sequel. If you're looking for something a little different then this is it!
YES! This is such a good book. John Lutz writes some very sick characters, they are not for the reader who doesn't like vivid graphic descriptions. But, for people who do his books are so full of nail biting edge of the seat suspense.
I love how this and many of John Lutz books travel back to historic events and create characters who were not just born seriel killers but instead were made over the course of decades.
Scott Brick could read a geography book and make it sound exciting. So I would have to say ALL!
Yes and I did.
I can't go into detail but I honestly believe this is one of Lutz best works. The story spans a 60 +/- year period. It has a coherent story line that goes from future to past and brings everything together in the end. It is very plausible to see how this seriel killer was made. I highly recommend this book, if you've never read/listened to any of the other Frank Quinn books this can be read as a stand alone but I do enjoy the familiarity with the characters and building the on relationships I am familiar with.
Since this is a sequel to The Handler, I will answer this question to the Handler. That book is very reminiscent of real life Jonestown or Waco or any of the other cults that use religion, intimidation and abuse to first recruit and then to keep their followers. This book continues that story but is a little more fiction then reality.
The reality of this and the previous book makes you wonder how this happens. This is a very well written, well researched book that provided both insight as well as an entertaining story. The protagonist is someone you get the feeling you're almost not supposed to like but you do anyway. He's had it rough and it shows. But in the end he is the hero. I am very happy with the purchase of both books and recommend them highly.
I have never listened to Tracy Thibodeaux before but I thought He did a really GOOD job. I thought his inflections and voice changes for different characters was really good. I did not think he sounded like Shatner but it's just my opinion.
This was a REALLY good book. I really hope this author takes off because I could easily see him becoming one of my favorites. Although this book is quite long the story was a page turner throughout. There were no lulls, it was not repetitive and there were quite a few scenes that I did not see coming even though there were actually some subtle warnings (like if only she/he had done this, missed a sign, came home later etc then the events that occurred could have been avoided). This author is so talented I can't say enough about this book. There are lots of characters, plots and subplots galore but so well told you only have to listen. I just can't wait for a sequel!!
Yes. This was soooo good. I didn't think Brett Battles could top The ENRAGED but I think he has at least written it's equal. I've relistened to Allthe others so will do the same with this one.
Oh Yes! And you are on the edge until the very end.
All! Silly question, Scott Brick is one of my two favorite narrators, so as always he read the book perfectly. Thank You.
As I have found with All the Jonathan Quinn books this one takes off within the first few minutes and then it proves to be a wild ride right up to the end. There is a little 4 year old girl who Orlando's mentor transported 7 years earlier and her fate has bothered Abraham since. It takes the entire book (almost) before you find out who, what, when, where, how and why. But oh the journey to get there keeps your heart tripping along. I turned this on this morning and have not turned it off once today, I had to get to the end. I only wish it were longer but then I would have just stayed up all night. This is just good. There is some great character development in here, the continuing relationships develope further, some really funny bantering between Nate and Jonathan and some unknown background (Daeng sp?) is revealed. Well written and I hope it doesn't take too long for the next book.
With out a doubt. I thought it was such a good book.
I thought he did a Great job with the whole book. His portrayal of the one Canadian father was a little Over the top but other then that I thought it was excellent. His narration of the male antagonist was Perfect! I will listen to other books narrated by him.
I really liked this book. Yes, the listener knows who the culprits are almost right from the beginning but I thought that added to the suspense. I did mot think this was predictable in any way and each time a new victim was taken i found myself hoping that one would get away. Each was different but likable. You listen to the gruesome details and the next scene depicts them interacting "normally", taking their child to school and talking to family (who just so happens to be the reporter covering the murders). The conclusion leaves you with a foreboding feeling that makes you want to write in one more chapter and give it a happy ending. This does not in anyway spoil the book, very good and I will definitely purchase the next in the series.
Probably. There is so much going on with no lulls that if you're not paying attention you can easily miss something.
Scott Brick narrated flawlessly. Since he is one of my two favorite narrators my opinion is slightly biased.
This is such a thrilling book! It's like reading something by Eisler and Berry with a little Russell Blake thrown in for fun. You have these murders committed by this gang of bad guys trying to make it look like another gang who are trying to make it look like someone else altogether? Then there are these bad guys who maybe aren't so bad, or maybe they're the good ones? Don't forget the good guys, or are they? Or is there a woman behind it all? I wouldn't want to spoil this work for anyone but of you're reading my review get the book, Audible has a guarantee but if you're anything like me you will not need it, this is one book worthy of your time and credit. I just can't say enough, take my word, get the book and please leave me some kind of feedback so I know if other people liked it as much as I do. Right now I'm off to get the first in the series and can't wait for the next.
I've never listened to Todd Haberkorn before. I thought he did a very good job narrating this book. Although he is not my favorite I would listen to him again.
I really enjoyed this book. I don't want to spill too much but will try to tell some. So we have terrorists right here in the US kidnapping genius teenagers to hack into NSA and other govt agencies and personal pc's belonging to politicians who wield power to use at a later date for bribery and other purposes. The teens that don't cooperate end up buried in the desert somewhere. There are some minor conflicts and a romance going on in the background but these do not overshadow the main plot. I thought it was a very good and believable book, certainly worth your time and WOW, I don't know why but it was all of $4.89!!!! Great deal!
Braden Wright does a great job narrating the Jet books. I have not listened to him narrate anything else but his voice is the voice of Jet. He is very believable even portraying a woman.
Yes I did exactly that!
Another fast paced wild ride of a book from Russell Blake. This is light reading (listening) but extremely entertaining. Jet and Matt's past continue to haunt them but this wonder couple can bring their foes down by the dozens and remain on top and intact with few wounds, broken bones and bruises. Amazing! Seriously, it is worth the credit and I RECOMMEND IT :)
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