I kept waiting for this character to have a personality! Completely unbelieveable - she's superhuman, super sexy and super smart and honestly, super ..Show More »boring. Comparison to Lisabeth Salander? Please! That's an insult to a great character and a truly good book. After the impersonation of a man, I finally quit listening. I have no idea what happened and I don't even care. Wish I had my money and my time back.
My understanding is that this is the second of a trilogy that Taylor Stevens is writing that features the character Munroe. I read The Informationist ..Show More »(book one) and thought it was entertaining enough to go another round. "I wanted to like this," sounds like an idiotic thing to say--of course you want to like anything you read--but alas, wanting didn't make it so, and I reluctantly have to say this was a bit of a stinker. Definitely several notches down from The Informationist. You can't say the author doesn't know her material (having escaped her own cult upbringing), but aside from her lucid observations of the cult mentality, the story stumbles, fettered by cliches and predictability, and falls flat. Had narrator Hillary Huber not made this such a smooth and painless listen--I probably would not have stuck it out.
Vanessa Michael Munro is not just a superb physical specimen who can fight better, run better and handle weapons better than any man, she also has bra..Show More »ins and can speak almost every language on the planet. Of course she uses all her superb talents in this latest book on her life and deeds. It somewhat helps, but it's not necessary, to have read all Steven's books in the series to get and understanding of how all the characters in the book relate to her and neatly fit into all the layers of the story. I found this an excellent and exciting read and I'm looking forward to see what Michael gets up to in the future.