I found this book good enough. I will admit that I didn't like it as well as some other works by Coonts. His Grafton series is excellent. It is good e..Show More »nough for me to listen to the second book in this series. The narrator J. Charles is a fine reader but I found myself thinking Dick Hill would have done better. I also found myself thinking the story line was a little on the outside. I like fiction stories that maybe, sort of kind of, with some imagination be true. I found myself thinking my foot to this story line and the interactions of the main characters. Over all it was OK. Coonts has done better. I hope the series picks up steam.
I really enjoyed this book. It keeps your interest and isn't overdone. He has some new gadgets used in the spy business that I haven't seen in other b..Show More »ooks. Whether real or not, they are believable. The narration is excellent. Overall I highly recommend this if you like intelligence mysteries.
This book has two strikes against it.
1. The story line is not-existant
When we had listened to the book for over 8 hours and we s..Show More »till do not know where the story was going then something is wrong. The story seems to jump around without any real target. Finally after about 10 hours it has a finale. Unfortunately, the story continues and when it does finally end it leaves you hanging. It is like the writer just got tired of writing and ran out of ideas so he decided to end the story.
2. The reader reads it like a romantic comedy.
He had a light and airy sound to his voice that was just not right for a mystery novel. Also, the
reader used a low pitched voice for Reubans, one of the main characters, which sounded like it belonged in a children's story. We both grimaced everytime he read the character's lines.
Do not waste your time on this book. We are very sorry we wasted ours.
Skull Session is one of my very favorite books and after listening to Conspiracy I think it is largely due to Christopher Lane. I love his voice and ..Show More »his reading of Conspiracy makes it seem more sinister and dark than the usual narrator who lends a comical tone to the Deep Black series. I totally enjoyed the three times I listened to this book, getting more out of each "listen". I hope they keep Christopher Lane as the narrator and I am definitely going to listen to everything he narrates.
New co-author, who obviously didn't read the previous books. No mention of key events and several supporting characters are missing. WAY too much prea..Show More »ching on global warming. Kills off a major character unnecessarily. Obviously the new author wants to establish his own story line, but JEEZ! Coonts should have stuck to DeFelice as coauthor. Don't much care for the new reader, either. I'm less than halfway through and it's debatable whether I'll bother to finish.
This is a superb book. I am a big fan of Coonts but would have enjoyed it even if I've never heard of him. It was a bit outside the previous deep blac..Show More »k novels the way he handled communications. There was more focus on the overall situation than the individuals themselves. It is well done, thought out and researched, a real page turner! I couldn't put it down.
Coonts and Keith do it again with the latest edition of the Deep Black series with this book. The narrator does a great job pulling the listener into..Show More » the action such that you just don't want to turn the book off.