©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.
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.
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.
This was a great story but the narrator needs to get some better voices. As the main character he was great. When he voiced others he sounded goofy. He made the other characters sound cliche.
I liked how this book read like a TV drama.The narrator did a good job of switching his voice tone for the characters.The plot was easy to follow and the "good cop,bad cop" part was a real page turner.
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