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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
People who like more detailed explanations to their storyand prefer slower paced books than the average thriller might enjoy this book more than I did.
Has 15 Seconds turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, thrillers are usually really well crafted and with a good author you know you are in good hands. You know they will deliver a caliber of writing and a book that you can expect will satisfy.
Have you listened to any of Christian Hoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Have not listened to this performers books before is one, but he was fine.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 15 Seconds?
The book explained the story too far, well beyond the necessary, and this went on through the whole book. It was an effort to persevere. It also spelled out the obvious, often enough to get annoying. As a thriller, it should have been tight and clean in the writing and it wasn't.
Any additional comments?
I tried this author hoping to discover a new source of books in this genre, which is a favourite. before I try another book, I will look for reviews.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The plot was far-fetched, the main character was an idiot, I had absolutely no sympathy for him whatsoever... The other characters, like his daughter, were not deeply developed, so I had no sympathy for them, either. The dialogue was trite and predictable, it could have been written by a second-grader. I couldn't figure out if the book was really, really badly written or if the narrator's performance made it sound like like it was really, really badly written. I think if it were read differently, it could have been an ok story.
Would you consider the audio edition of 15 Seconds to be better than the print version?
What did you like best about this story?
I listen in small chunks while walking the dog. This story kept me interested and intrigued. Would make a wonderful TV series or film!
What does Christian Hoff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
An American voice reading an American storyline, mainly in the 1st person, adds to the realism.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The start is especially intriguing - how can your life be turned completely upside down in such a short time?