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Mary Ann

gainesville, FL, USA
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The Worst, an Absolute Insult to the Listener

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-09

Patterson now joins the growing list of authors who find that they can rest on whatever laurels they may have had and can author and get published a book that would be bad if a fifth grader had written it. This book badly plagiarizes a book called "The Egyptian" (available on Audible). This book is an insult. It is so poorly researched and poorly narrated with "hip-hop" expressions not really in vogue 13 centuries before the birth of Christ. I would not buy this book at any price and if I was being paid, would refuse to listen to it.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

The best sleeping aide ever

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-09

This is not a tongue in cheek review. I'm not kidding,I've taken all sorts of pills to help my insomnia.Listening to this book works better.When I get into bed I just turn this on and I'm asleep in 10 minutes.It is like being in a class you hate and all of a sudden you are asleep.I've stopped taking pills.I will never erase this from my library.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

Boring, Liberal Diatribe

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

Listening to this book is akin to root canal at the dentist,it is a Bush bashing, hate Republican values book, and should be advertised as a political novel.It is dull, boring and morose.Stay away from it at any price.

2 of 15 people found this review helpful

Better than Ambien to fall asleep

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-09

If you suffer from insomnia this book is for you. it is boring,too long, the characters are many and insignificant to the plot.the readers monotone adds to he sleep value.For $60 one would think a book should be very good .This one is not .the plot goes from medieval time to modern without letting the listner know where the author is.I would recommend you do not waste your money or a credit on this one. This is a really bad book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

All of Ted Bell's books are the best.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-09

A great writer,whose entertaining books are a joy.The plot is wonderful,the characters funny and believable.coupled with John Shea amazing reader, ,it just does not get better than this.I have listened to all of Ted Bells books and wish there were more.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Another "Ho Hum" Standford book

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-09

If you have read one Standford book, you have read them all.This writer is among those writers which are "commerical" writers, same characters almost the same plot in all his Prey books.and is a genius in putting 'filler' in his books.she was eating a cheese sandwich, he was putting in to a cup, nothing to do with the plot,nothing to do with the characters.only makes the book longer.This book is full of the 'F' word,which gives it no help.Even at $9.95 this should be a pass.I would no waste any money on Standford books.He needs to get some new characters and a realy new plot.

10 of 22 people found this review helpful

PROBABLY, THE WORST BOOK EVER WRITTEN

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-09

TO SAY THAT THIS BOOK IS BAD, OR AWFUL,DOES NOT,DO JUSTICE TO THOSE WORDS.THE PLOT IF YOU CALL IT THAT,IS A PRIVATE EYE, IN A MYTHICAL WORLD,WITH GODESSES,SEEKING THE KILLER OF THE SON OF THE KING ,EVEN THE SPRINKLING OF SEX AND THE "4" LETTER WORD DOES NOT HELP.WHILE I KNOW THIS AUTHOR IS NEW, HE HAD BETTER KEEP HIS DAY JOB.DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.I TRIED THREE TIMES TO LISTEN TO IT AND JUST GAVE UP.IT IS AN EMBARASSMENT AND A INSULT TO THE LISTENER, IT HAS NO REDEEMING QUALITIES AND I WOULD HAVE GIVEN A ZERO IF I COULD.

5 of 50 people found this review helpful

It just does not get worse then this

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-08

One would think that a $70.00 book would be readable.This one is not. Plot is tenous, reader adds to the unreadabilty, Germans have heavy English accents.I could not finish half the book.Very.very bad.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Distasteful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-07

This is a dark,grim,novel unaided by a usually good reader.His reading of this book,makes the book even worse. If you are looking for a depressive book, this is for you.I have not finished it yet, with three trys.I intend to erase it and try to forget it's morbid plot.Pass this one by.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Buyer is Betrayed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-07

Cartoonish,Stupid Plot.Should be a kids internet game,not a novel.The Bourne Identity was bad enough.I hope no movie is made of this,more a waste of money.I had to try to get through it three times and gave up.




5 of 8 people found this review helpful