©2007 Stephen J. Cannell; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Mr. Cannell's brand of thriller is served straight up...and he knows how to cut to the chase." (The New York Times)
I listened to all the Shane Scully books except the fisrt two, Tin Collectors and Viking Funeral; I am now going back to the begining. Even after knowing where things go, this is a great book. If you never have listen to a Shane Scully book, Start now and with this one!
In agreement with another reviewer, the narration of this story was stiff compared to other narrators. It takes a lot of patience to finish this story. However, the material was only of average quality. While a trite premise and familar story about a cop, a prostitue, an angry teen-ager, and a slew of bad cops the story had potential. The use of initials or acronyms was ridiculously over-done. I suppose the author wanted to impress the listener/reader with his knowledge of police lingo. He under-estimated the intellect of the reader as this technique distracted from the credibility or realism (although this is fiction) of the story. The main character did an exceptional job of tempering his zeal for an old flame and using sometimes, common sense. It is unclear at the end of the story, what happened to the old flame. It was difficult to like any of the characters or care what happened to them. This story is a good one to listen to when doing yard work or house work.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Top 20....thought it was great start to the series.
The letter to Chooch! Listen and you will see why!
I enjoyed his narration.
Again, the letter to Chooch...teared up a little.
I will continue on....Shane is such a funny, likable guy, I look forward to what the future holds for him.
The story itself was reasonably good and was the only reason I continued to listen to the stilted and boring narration. The narrator often sounded like a 3rd grade student reading outloud from a text book...just not the right thing for this genre.
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
Apparently the answer is a LOT. Both predictable and boring is not a good combination for a cop story - - and this is both. I am reminded of why it takes a really superior writer to make a conspiracy plausible. Unfortunately, this book is short one superior writer. I also kept looking at the narration - - the voice is so deep it sounds like you must be listening to the wrong speed. Can't recommend this one.
No, have read his better work
Just glad the reader was fast
Unbelievable storyline, two full moons in 10 days, give me a break
Yes, no regrets on the time I spent listening to this book. It moves right along and it did keep my interest.
The ending made me want to check Audible for the next book in the series.
Narrator did a fine job on the narration and different voices.
Yes, this book was worth it and I will get the next one in the series, however if the second book has as many characters in it as this one did, I will probably not continue listening to the series. The plot in this one was good until trying to keep the characters, names, ranks etc straight, got to be a bit much.
I have been a 'whodunnit' fan for many years and this book did not disappoint. I will try others by this author. I don't go only by the narrator. My enthusiasm is just stunted as I am reaching out for other kinds of books. I find myself being 'assaulted' by bloody/violence descriptions sometimes.
not on the edge, but it was good.
A good look at both sides of the Police police. Most often the officers of the Internal Affairs team are the bad guys. But there are bad cops out there and these folks do a necessary job. This was a great story and an insight into what goes on in their minds. Shane Scully is no choir boy, but he is committed and intense, so he is a great character to follow in the process. The story was fast and interesting. Kept me working just so I could continue to listen.
By far one of the best of any of the audiobooks I've listened to either recently or over the years.
Hard to decide as there were many plot twists and turns with related scenes being an initial favorite until discovering the next.
Listening became addictive and I listened to the entire book in a little more than a day
I've always been a fan of Mr. Cannell's scriptwriting and am finding his Shane Scully series to be very compelling.
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