Imagine Robert Ralston. He is a pacifist who couldn't think life could get any better. In fact he barely has a care in the world. A good job, two kids, a great wife, a house, two cars, retirement money, and savings in the bank. But suddenly it's all gone!
In a single day, he has lost his job, money, house, cars, and even his entire family. Robert knows one man is responsible for his new lot in life. Cal Stevens, who was Robert's former boss. If this happened to you, what would you do? Would you gain an anonymous vengeance?
What a great book I had the dreaded get ready for summer yard project scheduled and for me there is nothing like an audio book for company. It's like getting stuff done and participating in my favorite hobby all at once.
This book was a delightful but not surprising venture into a great suspense, who done it if you will. The characters are people everyone can respond to, I'm sure you will run across someone you know in this book. That is how real the characters are, for the reader.
I thought the dialogue was awesome in several ways one, it helped to move the story line forward without bogging it down in narrative. Two, it revealed layers of the characters, that author's without the knack seldom if ever achieve. Author Farrell Kingsley brought out pathos and subtext that added dimension and dare I say empathy to some of the characters.
Not to be discounted the narration is spot on no monotones and no artificial voices for characters rather Narrator John Soto chose to use voice infliction and nuance to very good effect.
Overall giving this a five star because it is what audio books sometimes strive for and never achieve a really good story that translates into the spoken word. Can you say screenplay material, just my opine. I would buy a ticket to see this movie.
What made the experience of listening to Anonymous Vengeance the most enjoyable?
Every chapter something was intense and exciting and something new.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Absolutely. The main character who was Robert completely destroyed the two people who wronged him by chapter 8 but kept going.
Which character – as performed by John Solo – was your favorite?
Probably Robert. He was truly a character who was ingenious.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I said wow to myself many times. Especially knowing what Robert and Wendy were doing to Cal and Sharon. The kits to Cal and Sharon just kept coming and not just one thing at a time. Many.
Any additional comments?
I liked Wendy to but really hated when Shannon came in between Robert and Wendy.