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"Good story; some problems"
I enjoyed this book despite certain difficulties. The south is a caricature -- rednecks, etc. think Deliverance meets Lincoln Rhyme. But, if you like other Deaver books, you will probably like this one. I had figured out one of the clues before Rhyme -- perhaps that's why I liked it. But the ending is a bit strange. The narrator was good.
"complex story - a good listen"
i really enjoyed this story - so many twists and turns, it made my head hurt! i loved the character of lincoln rhyme. would love to hear more of him. worth listening to.
"Strange days in Camp Swampy"
Entertaining, a little offbeat, and more than a touch improbable. Well worth a read.
"The Empty Chair"
Another great Lincoln Rhyme story by Jeffery Deaver.
"this one doesn't live up to Deaver's other books>>"
If I was the author, sure. The book begins with what should have been a huge event in a Lincoln Rhyme novel. He's been bound to a wheelchair his entire career in every book in his series. He's off to get the "big operation" that could repair him, or kill him. Soon, too soon, Amelia Sachs has him lured into a murder mystery that isn't very clear. I can't even tell you much more beause I got bored with it.
I've never, ever not finished a Jeffrey Deaver book. this one didn't hold my interest at all.
Well.....I guess I didn't get far enough o have a favorite scene.
Funny, I've thought of this before. I'm not exactly referring to this book though. I thought Anjolina Jolie, who starred in "The Bone Collecter" was good at a role she often plays anyway. But in Deaver's books, Amelia Sachs is a beautiful, brave but compassionate detective. Julienne Moore fits that description far beter than A.J.
To play Lincoln, hmmm, very hard to get "Ironsides" out of my mind when I read about him; his nature, sterness, dry sense of humor.....There's an actor named Paul Grose who I can see playing that part well.
I'm not abandoning Jeffrey, this one just didn't make the grade, in my mind & I've read many, many of his novels. I was hoping to get to review another book, ANY other book, that I could have given good reviews about! Sorry.
"Wow...the mystery never ends"
Narration was good and entertaining for the characters other than Rhyme and Sachs. The twist went all the way to the very end of the bood which was great. Wow...how does Deaver do it? Good job.
"good book; BAD reader!!!"
The bad read distracted from the book--Rhyme's and Amelia's reader should be reading nursery rhymes not mystery thrillers--the reader spoiled the book--sorry.
Another excellent addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series after The Bone Collector & The Coffin Dancer. The continuing development of the Lincoln/Amelia relationship raises this thriller above the rest (in my opinion) as you really start to care about them, and this only adds to the interest. There is also a good mix of police procedure and forensic science, without too much emphasis on either. The central plot of recovering a kidnap victim soons becomes much more complex, and some tension between the leads is introduced, which feels natural (this is their third book together). Twists and turns soon follow, which I can't reveal because it would give too much away! The story progresses at a rapid pace, but not so fast that you lose detail. I think this is a really well written book, with believable characters and a solid plot.
A mention for the terriffic narration by Joe Mantegna, he has a wonderful voice for narrating audiobooks. It is rich and clear, and very easy to follow.
My only criticism is that the book is hard to follow if you have not read/listened to the fisrt two books, or are new to this genre. And it is too short!
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