Jason Dunn is an executive overseeing billions of dollars flowing through his clients' accounts. He's perched high on the corporate ladder, but after one mistake he falls with a crash, barely keeping his job. When his new lover has an idea to cash in and disappear with her, the temptation to burn the institution that burned him is too enticing to resist.
©2011 Michael Berrier (P)2014 Michael Berrier
If I was looking for an entertaining thriller to listen to with others or to distract me, say on a long car trip, I would definitely consider Cash Burn again. As far my regular audiobook consumption I think think most of the books appeal comes from the first listen, when the characters and story are still unknown.
If you enjoy thrillers like those by Clive Cussler or John Grisham then I would recommend Cash Burn. It is a fun paperback listen. If you're looking for something deep or substantial this isn't it.
To me the first half of the story was slower than I would have liked and as a result it took awhile to get pulled into the story. The second half, while more exciting, felt contrived (in a Clive Cussler kind of way, which isn't necessarily bad for thrillers). About half way through, when a major plot element was added, I almost immediately had a pretty good idea how it was going to end.
Jess Hays did an excellent job narrating. It seemed like he thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and it was definitely NOT a monotone or boring narration. His rendition was very active and helped make the story more exciting!
The first half of the book was slow and I kept putting it down. The second half was much more exciting and despite knowing where the story was going I definitely wanted to finish it all one sitting.
I think Cash Burn was a lot of fun and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining thriller.
Cash Burn was great to listen to and it was pretty well-written. It's one of the better audiobooks I have listened to. Excellent performance, the writing was excellent as well, the story was good. I liked how Berrier brought smells and images clearly to the mind's eye with descriptive language and metaphors.
My absolute favorite moment in the book is when Jason says to Brenda "who's your friend, and who's her daddy?" I literally laughed out loud in that moment. My other favorite part of the book is the walk that Jason goes on with Miles, and the conversation that ensued. I am not a religious person at all but I enjoyed Miles speaking of God, I found it gorgeous.
I really liked Jeff's performance, he was good about switching between characters, which all sounded different. I enjoyed the movie preview voice he takes on during narrative parts, and I especially enjoyed the voices of Miles and Peavy. I really felt Tom's anger when he spoke, and I got a kick out of the women's voices. Jeff did really well portraying the women, especially since his voice is so low.
I did want to listen to it in one sitting, but it took two. I am kinda bummed it is over so I might have to go buy more books now.
My criticism of the book is that I had figured out the ending maybe halfway through, which I was disappointed about because I wanted it to be more mysterious than it actually was. Also, I found it was awfully sad. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I guess part of me wanted a happy ending for at least one of the main characters (Brenda notwithstanding)
I didn't really like Brenda. I think I didn't like her because it seemed like she was lying through the whole story. Keep writing Berrier!
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