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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No. It seemed to go on forever. I kept thinking if I hung in there it would be wrapped up with a great ending but it didn't.
Has A Cold War turned you off from other books in this genre?
What about Teri Clark Linden’s performance did you like?
I was surprised at how well she was able to switch voices. The main antagonist was not an easy character for a female to voice.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
No way. Too unsettling, gross, and too long without reason for it to keep going on.
Any additional comments?
I don't get all the great reviews. Felt like an editor should have stepped in and tightened this up. Too many odd plot parts that took away, not added to the story. Readers should know there is a lot of gross and crude dialogue that goes on with the main antagonist. Plus I couldn't find a character that I really liked. I think I was supposed to like the female lead but I just couldn't. Written well, especially dialogue but not tight, without likable characters or a realistic female lead. And it kept going on and on.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Choosing between 4 and 5 stars was difficult because the story is a superb one and the author spends far too many words on a specific part causing boredom on the part of the listener. Ideally about 60 to 90 minutes should be cut from the time that was devoted to repetitive details of Nina's being held by Baer in Alaska.
On the very positive side is the creative use of the poem Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service. In my view use of that specific poem, with which Baer (the primary antagonist) was enthralled, added immensely to the story.
So I give this novel 5 stars with some reservations. A Cold War is an excellent suspense novel with a nice surprise ending. The major weakness is that is repetitive and boring near the middle of the book.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful