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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Steve Berry appeared to create a story that should have been strong and believable, however, plausibility wasn’t achieved and story line was convoluted.
Would you ever listen to anything by Steve Berry again?
Yes, no doubt he is one of my own favorites. and I always look forward to his intense creations.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?
No one. Scott Brick only could work with what he was handed. With that in mind, he did a fantastic job and I didn't feel that he should have be dinged for what was given but had to. Scott Brick has always gotten a 5 star rating from me.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
Read a few other books by author for comparison and you will find out how wonderful his books are and that they do entertain you, On this one he fell short on entertainment and a lot of other categories.
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If you could sum up The Lincoln Myth in three words, what would they be?
What did you like best about this story?
Berry does his usual amazing deep history dive, and takes the listened on a complex journey through Mormon and US Civil War and founding fathers history. In some ways, I feel like I was in a classroom, albeit one populated with the usual cast of Cotton Malone etc.
What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
As usual, SB brings the book to life, with his typical bombast and drama. In some parts he may be abit over the top, but his take on the Profet was in particularly powerful.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Actually I came close. Yes, given the opportunity
Any additional comments?
How many times can you include the 11 dollar word " devoid " in a novel? At least 4, it turns out!
So I happened to like this offering by Stevie B alot, but I can also agree with other critics who note the bombast, the preachiness at the end, and the never ending drama between Cotton Malone and Catherina Vitt. PuhLease....let this be!!!! As a fictional plot carrying device, it really is losing it's cache.
I also think that President Danny Daniels needs to step away gracefully now.
All this said, if you are a Cotton Malone/Berry/Brick fan, you will definitely enjoy this one. Recommended.
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