©1999 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved; (P) and ©1999 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
"Patterson joins the elite company of Thomas Harris and John Sanford in concocting riveting and truly unique serial killers." (San Francisco Examiner)
"Patterson... has reached his pinnacle." (USA Today)
Drab yarn about global organized crime, not helped at all by a very poor, one note performance by the reader. Not one of Patterson's better efforts.
"I am that person that reads along with the audio. My list of books to read is every James Patterson book I can get my hands on, hopefully in order because I hate missing any part no matter what it is."
"A stunningly brilliant psychopathic killer who has skillfully eluded the police from London to Paris to New York...a beautiful journalist suddenly in grave danger...and an unorthodox New York detective whose motive for stopping the killer couldn't be more personal. All are bound by the chains of secrecy, wealth, and crime forged by the cabal known as The Midnight Club." (James Patterson)
I loved the story, everyminute of it. The reader's voice went brought earch character alive. I only have one complaint; what is up with the added music at the end of each chapter or so. It bothered me a lot. The added sounds made it sound cheesey. I didn't like it at all.
This was an excellent book and unlike others the narrator is one of the best for this type of genre. Forsters narration puts me in mind of the Sam Spade type novel/movies which are my all time favorites and i wish he would do more. Patterson is true to form and holds the story together quite well.
Truthfully, this is one of the better stories that I have read from Mr. Patterson. I pretty much like just about everything about it. Then why the 4 out of 5 you ask. The one thing that bothered me throughout the story over and over again was the number of times that huge hulking men were being shot and killed by 22 caliber guns. Even if I misunderstood, which I don't believe I did, and they were 32 caliber guns, big strapping "thugs" hit by either of these slugs, even multiples don't go flying thru the air. Most police carry 9mm or a gun similar to it for the stopping power, not a .22 or a .32 cal. If you can get over the gun mismanagement, then this is a great book to "read." If you are a gun "nut", be warned, you may be found in a room yelling at nothing like I was. :)
Narrator Robert Forster's reading was so annoying, it nearly caused me to stop listening half way through...I couldn't wait for it to end! Robert, here's a tip.........stop trying to sound like "Dirty Harry".
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