The List is a technothriller about a group of people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions. To say more would give away too much.
©2011 J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I really enjoyed this story. For me it was one of those that I couldn't stop listening to. It is a fast paced, interesting thriller, with great characters and even some good humour. The narrator is excellent.
I really like Konrath, particularly the Jack Daniels series. But, I got to say this one is absolutely delightful. Kept me listening to the end. I couldn't wait until the end to see how it turned out. But then I really didn't want it to stop. I hope I'm right, but I think this one is due a sequel
It's at the top of my list of unexpectedly good books. Describing the plot will not make you want to read it. Ignore any plot summaries. You just have to dive in. The book does make you suspend an awful lot of realism but it works. It's a genre mix that grabs you immediately with a little science, a lot of action, a bit of horror, some humor and a whopping "what if?"
The relationship between Roy and Bert. Funny!
Who said history is dead?
I really enjoyed this book although not my usual taste. The concept is chilling and they pull you into the story from the very beginning.
Absolutely. Although a little farfetched it feeds into some of the experiments reported to have taken place in WWII.
No - this is my first. He does a good job.
Not extreme, but definitely emotionally involved.
I believe I will listen to this selection again. The story is interesting and the narration made it believable.
I thought the ending would be more predictable, but was pleasantly spooked.
At times the story was predictable, but interestesting enough to keep me listening. As with Konrath's other book ("Origins"), I felt the book had been edited down and the author had more to give to this story. Overall, an good listen.
Say something about yourself!
I had to stop this one. Couldn't go on. Starts out okay, but then the plot becomes just too idiotic. Also, there was a heavy emphasis on developing the homosexual male characters to the exclusion of the others. It stopped being about the plot and became one of the author's agenda. If I'd wanted a book about homo eroticism I'd have asked for it. The narrator was doing his best to feminize the characters. Just got to be disgusting.
Besides this the plot, although it starts out well enough, becomes so farcical it was hard not to laugh.
They call me "McGeezy." I live in Central, FL and after so much magic, and thrills...I have become a recluse. "Reality," is found @ Audible
"The List" held the excellent, subtle humor, and puns we have all learned to love. J.A. Konrath is a natural when it comes to comic relief...even in the most depraved of human conditions. The plot was imaginative and unique. He provided characters who were fun, annoying, and likeable - all at the same time.
Well, after the long climatic portion - the resolution seemed to be a bit rushed. However, I think it may have been necessary to the discovery revealed. That revelation, at the very end of the novel (partly before, if you were paying attention), was excellent. Konrath, actually leaves the reader wanting more by revealing less. I think some authors may have extended the ending to discuss more about the "discovery." This would have left a cliffhanger of some sort ; however, the absolute "NEED TO KNOW," is so much greater through Konrath's method. * I hope that was detailed enough; yet, vague enough, as to not spoil anything.
What a great Narrator! His voice was great for all the parts. He is very talented and refreshing. There is always the "Dick Hill battle," going on. I have nothing against Dick Hill's narrations, except two things: 1. I feel he has been type cast into the character of Jack Reacher. 2. At times, he gives the impression that he is an improv actor, and is purposely acting foolish in his own narration of a character. As if he is making a joke out what the character is saying, and integrating it into his narration.
So, with all that said...Props to Benjamin L. Darcie. The only thing I noticed, was that Abe seemed to sound African American at times. As if the voices of Roy and Abe, were too similar.
"The List" - A group of people all connected by a mysterious tattooed number. The connection: All part of a lineage of great leaders, inventors, and killers.
"ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS!?" =)
J.A. Konrath and Benjamin L. Darcie are brilliant with their reincarnation of "Jack the Ripper." I was not aware of the speech pathology, he was afflicted with. For such a "bad guy," his character was one of my favorites. Great job!
The narrator was first rate and made immersion reading on the Fire HD a great entertainment experience.
The thriller was well-written with an abundance of comedic elements.
A different reader is needed. He had a creepy voice which was good for the
The story was not not well developed. it seem to drag on looking for its path to the end. Once I arrived at the end of the story I was confused by how it got wrapped up the way it did. Its not a surprising
Some of the graphic violence wasn't needed. I would tone down the details a bit and let the listener imagine the scene.
The book's description is too vague and you don't really know the
No, seldom relisten/reread books, too many I want to read to repeat. But I have recommended it to others
Yes, kept my curiousity up.
Thought the book was very interesting with good imagination.
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