I found this book difficult to get into.The storyline was compelling and suspenseful, and the characters were interesting, but the narration by Robert..Show More »son Dean was mind-numbing. When listening to an audio book, I find distinctive voice characterizations a necessity. They distinguish the characters and help provide clean breaks from one scene or chapter to the next, especially in novels like this one which contain a lot of action and cut-scenes.
More than a few times, I found myself wondering who was speaking since the same voice is used for most characters, male and female alike. It also seemed as if character voices changed from time to time based on the different mix of characters in a scene.
So, while I thoroughly enjoyed the book itself, which was literally non-stop action, I would suggest giving the sample audio a listen before adding it to your cart.
Based on the story alone, I would definitely listen to another Robert Dugoni book providing it was read by a different narrator.
Wow I can't believe this book has merited such high ratings. I had to stop listening to "Murder One" about an hour into it because I found the narrati..Show More »on so annoying. Then I checked it out from the library and found it so suspenseful on the written page that I didn't want to put it down so I listened to it parts of it on my commute to work. My criticism of the audiobook is the narrator sounds ridiculous when he does female voices – like a man pretending to be a woman in a comedy sketch. Worse than that is all the black characters sound fresh from the plantation – even a highly educated man raised in a wealthy family in northern California.
The story however definitely held my interest so I would recommend reading rather than listening to this thriller.