I was enjoying the book and its progression and then it just ended. The announcer thanked me for listening. I know your supposed to "leave em wanting more" but this is ridiculous
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I found it impossible to complete this book. Not only was the writing unconvincing, the characters were not believable. The narrator either shared the same opinion, and couldn't breathe life into this novel, or he simply wasn't the right match. I was disappointed; as a weekly purchaser of Audible books, this has been my most unsatisfactory purchase.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
i wonder are kenny and jason are related to each other? will er know in the near future? love readin this story allot, and it would give it a five but this review only goes to four stars instead. recommend reading this book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The first time I read this book I thought I had purchased the wrong series because the previous book in the series was set around 1975 and now everyone has a cell phone and its around the millennium. There is a good explanation that Griffin gives for the time shift either on his web page or the cover of the book, but it still catches the reader off guard if it is the first time you are reading the series. Also, there are a few characters that are gone and a few new characters that are not nearly as colorful. The time period also tones down the book. The 70's was a gritty time in big city America and there was no Political Correctness to be found. The new time period is full of Political Correctness and the characters in the book reflect this new time period. I definitely prefer the 70's time period for this series. The narrator was painful to listen to. I am sure he is a good narrator, but not for this series. Michael Russotto is my preference for this series. He is able to inflect a natural sarcasm into the voices of the characters that is more than appropriate for a cop series. The other thing that bugs me is the different pronunciations of the names by narrators. There really needs to be a flow from one narrator to the next. They should listen to the previous book to get a clear idea of what they are following. If you have read any of Griffins series, you will know that events are not always retold in the following book in the series the same. Griffin retells events and stories in each of the books of the series and somehow, those events and stories always seem to be changed a little in each subsequent book. I would love to know if he does this on purpose. Overall, if you are listening to the series, you have to listen to this one, even though it will leave you wishing for a different narrator and a different time setting.
8th in this series--as usual, you do not have had to read the preceding novels, as he more or less tells you everything that has happened so far,. That, in itself can be annoying for those of us who read serially. That said, this is the best of the series to date....everything revolves around Matt Payne and his new assignment as a Sgt detective.Payne's character has never seemed more real.. Major gaff: all of a sudden we have laptops, cellular phones and digital cameras which were not there before.but NOBODY is any older. I was enjoying the 1970s and we just added 25 years. As always, we (re)learn a lot about the inner workings of the Philadelphia PD. Mickey, the newspaper guy, also featured. Another beef: the story just ends.....again.