This is book 1 of the 4 novel Cordell Logan series by David Freed. Freed is a long time journalist. Flat Spin is an action thriller written in a wis..Show More »e cracking informal manner. The author attempts to replicate the style of Nelson DeMille in his John Corey series, but many of the jokes fall flat. Nevertheless,Flat Spin is a very good first effort. Ray Porter's narration is exceptionally good.
Freed did a masterful job once again putting together an incredible story that had me engaged from beginning to end... The problem? I couldn't wait fo..Show More »r the end to arrive! Keith Szarabajka's narration, in my opinion, was a flat, dull, mind numbingly boring portrayal of Cordell Logan that I've come accustomed to hearing from Ray Porter.. It reminded me of Walter Cronkite reading a play... He made every single character sound like a 70 yr old stoner who could care less about whatever "intense" moment they were apart of.. It was as though he was reading the book to elementary kids with the way he used his inflections... It was very sad to hear actually... David Freed is a terrific author and the Cordell Logan books are among the best I've read/heard to date.. If it had been Ray Porter on narration this book would've easily gotten 5 stars across the board... Unfortunately that was not the case.. The story was good enough though to pull the horrendous narration along and find a 4 star...
I positively loved book 2 and 3 of this series. My review lacks 5 stars, because I keep thinking I can't over-rate books. The main character is incred..Show More »ibly likable and I value his constant reflections. His mysteries are good, but they are not as valuable as his constant insights. I highly recommend this if you are more interested in character development than intrigue, though both are absolutely present. If I were to say something critical, it is that the mystery is more intense than it should be/could be. Can't say more.
I always look forward to the new Cordell Logan books . This is a very good and witty mystery series. Cordell Logan is a flight instructor who keeps ge..Show More »tting invovled in solving murders due to his former black ops background. I have listened to all four novels to date and loved them all. The narrator, Ray Porter is very gifted and makes the stories even better. If you want a good series to listen to I highly recommend this one.