I am in the middle of this 'read' and keep skipping ahead, frankly I find it embarrassing it is so bad. It is poorly written, with too much detail of..Show More » insignificant things. Plus I find it hard to believe that FBI characters (or anyone) would act this way.
The writer also jumps into new sections of the book, so it takes a minute to clue into what is happening. No flow and lack of interest.
I liked the book but the narrator made it feel like a cheesy crime novel with the voices; normally I'm a big fan of it but his female voices were horr..Show More »id and that SQUAK! made it hard to follow, I found I was going back often just to catch what was said.
Overall content was good, story has some holes but I'm willing to try the next book just to see.
Are we really expected to believe that the FBI and CIA would let an amateur run the show? This was not one of my favorite books or readers. Maybe if t..Show More »he reader was a little more enthusiastic and not so childlike she could have helped this book a little.
I enjoyed the book, it had several twists and turns, kept me interested and on my toes. I like the author's work, consistent and translates well to au..Show More »dio...its been great for entertaining me on my long distance runs. As for the narrator, Sandra Burr, she tries to use to many different voices - I found it distracting.
I really enjoyed this book. It has been action-filled, suspenseful and just a really great book to listen to. I absolutely LOVE that there is a male..Show More » and a female narrator. It really helps the characters to come alive!
In other episodes I've read from this series, Coulter used some restraint and kept the supernatural element to just a dash of spice. But in this one,..Show More » she takes the hoodoo way over the line, letting it overwhelm the story and turn it into a shapeless mass. No plot-worthy parameters remain.
The characters flop, too. Coulter has always been noticeably cartoonish, but didn't run amok until this one.
She's also maddeningly repetitive, not just with statements, but with actions and events. Worst of all, the plot was so predictable that I found myself skipping large chunks, only to tune in later to find that things had gone exactly as I'd known they would. In fact, I fell asleep -- again -- just before the end, and couldn't stir up enough interest to rewind and finish it.
The producers chose to do that awful thing of swapping between readers. Including this novel, I've never seen that done well. Rather, it's
disruptive and distracting. Costanzo has a high pitch, almost adolescent, which saps strength from the story. Raudman is awful beyond belief. I thought I'd experienced the worst overacting possible in audio, but she trumps them all.
I never write reviews but I want to save others from the pain of listening to this book. There is so much stupid detail about stuff that has nothing ..Show More »to do with the story that it is nothing short of painful to hear. Maybe the abridged version would be better.
As with Catherine Coulter's other FBI series stories, this was excellent. I gave it only three stars because the woman who read part of the story mad..Show More »e the women characters sound so weak and ridiculous that it almost ruined the story for me. The childish voices, the shaky characterizations were demeaning, not sensitive. Hopefully, if Catherine Coulter had listened to this she would have stopped the production. I've listened to other stories of hers with other readers and found them enjoyable. Please don't ruin another of her stories by engaging this reader.
I have read all of her books from the romantic novels to the fbi series. All of her books are fabulous and I love that she writes continuos stories b..Show More »ecause you fall in love with the characters. Was glad to see The Judge, Emma and Molly back. This is a must read.
The storyline is typical of the author...not very deep...you need not think too much about what's going on. Unfortunately, Paul Costanzo is a rather ..Show More »bad narrator and Renee Raudman isn't much better. (We get spoiled by the really good narrators.)