Although I didn't find the story really believable, it was a good listen. But I guess it is fiction! Scott Brick, as is usually the case, did a great job narrating. I thought this book was more entertaining than the first one, If you like Brad Meltzer and Scott Brick, then I think it was worth the listen
It really needed a more compelling, interesting and believable plot. It needed a real protagonist. There was not a single likeable character in the entire book.
Not from the genre, but certainly from the author and narrator.
The narrator's monotonous, singsong voice was extremely irritating. I am not sure what would help.
I did learn something about the assassins of former US Presidents.
I read about one book every two weeks, and have done so for about 40 years. I can not recall a more worthless book.
Better than nothing if you're stuck in the cabin with old paperbacks. I still have trouble not picturing Seinfeld as Brick reads.
I have listened to and read many of these kind of stories and this story was really poor. I could no relate to any of the characters, especially Beecher who was smart but angry all the time and did not seem to have a clue about what was going on. Scott Brick also did a poor job of reading. It was sad because I have heard him read many times. Perhaps it was the poor material.
I am normally a big Brad Meltzer fan, but this book was horrible. Tried twice to get through it, even went back and read the first book in the story, but no help. The story was just horrible.
I have always enjoyed Meltzer, but this one was really hard to follow in audio. I almost gave up four or five times. I had to force myself to finish it.
I can't put my finger on what was wrong with it, but I know I can't recommend it.
It was fine.
I would give Brad another try since his book usually get such high ratings. I normally love Scott Brick - but as so many others have said - every single line is read with soooo much melodrama it's hard to tell when something really is dramatic.
I would give him one more try.
Less melodrama - just read the book and don't make every line the height of suspension.
Confusion. The author switches from first person view to third person view and back again. It's very hard to stay in the story.There are too may characters early on - it makes it hard to identify or care about any of them.There are a ton of flashbacks - every other paragraph takes places in a different time.
A rough ride and for my first Brad Meltzer book it makes it tough to come back for another.
The book picks up where the last one left off and does not waste a lot of time on pre-established character development which is nice. familiar characters with familiar idiosyncrasies I think slows interest into the story. New characters were nice to see but the overall plot is so un-engaging you find yourself having to repeatedly rewind to try and figure out what happened while your mind wandered for the last ten minutes. the sub plots are more intriguing than the main story line and the slight twists thrown in at the end are fun but definitely not a Kaiser Soze I didn't see that coming kind of moment. not the best... not the worst...
Of course! he is a smart and witty author capable some great work.
they are all the same.
Maybe, if they added some humor to it and kept it fun and engaging, Sure. If they went the mystery for idiots route of Da Vinci code, Definitely not.
I am Kaiser Soze!!!