Acclaimed for years by both critics and his peers as one of the finest thriller writers today, Gregg Hurwitz has lived up to all the accolades and expectations with Trust No One, an electrifying and compelling novel that will be remembered for years to come.
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"Outstanding in every way. Hurwitz's previous books - great as they were - look like practice swings before this titanic blast." (Lee Child)
This one grabs you in the very first sentence. It just get's right to it.
The characters were believable - excitement was throughout the book, no dull moments. Patrick Lawlor did a good job. I'll be listening to more from Gregg Hurwitz.
Really enjoyed this book and I felt the narrator did an excellent job. Have listened to many books by this narrator and have no qualms about listening to any book he reads. As for the plot, action all the way. Am currently going through this author's back catalogue so he must have left a very favourable impression with me. Listen to it you will not be disappointed.
It was a fun ride. The story kept me hooked and got me through a few work outs and house chores. I finished it too quickly, because it was hard to put down in the middle- Hurwitz does a good job of keeping the suspense amped up.
I read his most recent book, You're Next" first - it was the first of his books I've read and absolutely loved it, so I decided to give this one a try. I have to say it wasn't as good as You're Next, but it was still fun to listen to. This author is good at creating complex characters and, even if the situations seem unbelievable, the characters reactions in them are believable and that makes it easy to enter the dream of the novel.
At first his voice kind of annoyed me, but once I got used to it, it seemed right for the character. I actually appreciated that he didn't try to do women and child voices, but just changed his voice a little for the female characters.
i wouldn't say it's the kind of book that moves me. It was more the kind of book I read for some escapism.
Not as good as You're Next, but i'd certainly read more by this author when i'm looking for that certain kind of thriller.
I love Gregg Hurwitz storytelling ability. He truly gives new meaning to the word "twist." The pacing was great, but I must admit I much prefer other narrators over Lawlor. Still, the story is good and worth the listen. Can't wait for more from Hurwitz.
This didn't mesh story and narrator for me. I kept getting distracted, going back then distracted again. It almost seemed like the book was a little too long. A young man going after the President (among other things) really taxed my imagination much less my sense of reason. Too little too late or too much something else.
I will of course continue to read Hurwitz but hopefully not along these lines.
I was very keen to start this book after listening to "You're Next"! The story seemed to be leading somewhere but the narration was just awful. After a few hours I couldnt stand it and switched off. The voice was totally monotone and I would find my mind wandering as it just was blah blah blah....
Yes I would listen again. To get a few more details straight. It was confusing trying to understand where the author was going with the story.
Not too much difference between the characters reactions and voices. Needed more enthusiasm.
Mr. Hurwitz is now my new favorite author. This is the 3rd of his books that I am blasting through and I can't get enough. If you like one, you will like the others. There is one that stands just a tad over the others, but Dean Koontz could take one of Mr. Hurwitz's classes! I love that he makes you identify with the characters. He understands the human element so very well, and you find yourself thinking that you'd do the same thing as the characters do. Bad guys are not just bad guys, and the good guys are just normal, decent people. I hope he branches out a bit from the same type of mystery thriller because he has that nailed and I'd love to see his take on other venue's. Like most fiction, it's just entertainment, however you really get sucked in hard and fast. He is technically right on with most everything, including creating situations that are not so far fetched. It's mostly conspiracy theory stuff, but not in the normal or usual way you would think. Any of these books would make great action movies. Mr. Hurwitz has a great ability to twist and turn on a dime, while moving at 100 MPH. If it were a book, you could not put it down. You have to know what happens next. The ending(s) are all really well done, not unrealistic. Expect to be well entertained and I seriously doubt you will be quite happy with this or his other books. The narrator on this one starts out a bit annoying and it took away from the first 1/3 of the book, but then he seemed to get much better and was fine. The other narrator, Scott Brick, does well with these books, though I could not hardly stand him in the Preston/Child books. Those two write some pretty great books too, and I've been though ten of them.
Good book once you get into it. The hero was a regular guy, under unusual circumstances - Nick grew on you after a while.
The first flashback almost made me stop. It was too long and right in the middle of the action. Really disrupted the flow and lost my interest.
Other than that great book - lots of intrigue and suspense.
A friend recommended this book after reading it. With borderline audiobook reviews I went for it. Oh well. Wasted a credit. The narration was terrible. Even a five star book would be brought to its knees. The story itself was formula based, lacked character development and I was left not even caring about the outcome.
This narrator is now on my radar of what books to skip. I also will give up on this author. Not even close to meriting a credit.
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