I had read good reviews, and was looking forward to a good book. This was a rare book alright. Rare, in that I couldn't finish listening to it! T..Show More »he story line was pretty cerebral, without much / any action; but that wouldn't have deterred me. There was no character development, and the main / only character was not at all sympathetic, but that wouldn't have deterred me. But the reader was terrible--at least for this story. He read so slowly I though he would put HIMSELF to sleep. He also couldn't do accents, but actually kept trying. He put no real emotion into the reading either. I should add that the story was excessively wordy, and would have benefited from a good editor. Overall, however, I have no idea if I could have stood this book on paper, as it is one of very, very few that I didn't finish; and I have listened to many hundreds of audiobooks. In a nutshell, I recommend skipping this book. I will also avoid this reader in the future.
A better reader. While I enjoyed books 1-3 very much, the reader of book 4 was not as talented as the reader of the first 3 books. In listening to 30 ..Show More »+ hours with one reader, the change totally changed the character to me. After a few hours I had to delete book 4, it is like the actor in your favorite tv show being changed for another actor....it does not always play out as hoped. This book was a disappointment due to the voice.
I love espionage books, and I have listened to Dick Hill before, but this was boring and poorly performer. He often dropped the accent mid sentence an..Show More »d the story itself was mundane and grueling to listen to.