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Would you try another book from Michael Koryta and/or Robert Petkoff?
Petkoff, yes. Korda, no.
What was most disappointing about Michael Koryta’s story?
Korda writes fast-pace page-turning prose well. He annoyingly makes simple mistakes in plotting though, introducing characters such as his mother and his wife without bringing resolution. He thoughtlessly leaves careful readers and those who like mysteries hanging on unresolved or undeveloped plot lines.
Anyone familiar with science, especially psychology or neurology will be greatly annoyed by his credulous and ham-handed misinterpretation of these disciplines. So will anyone who knows about caving.
Korda's cliffhanger ending is distorted by his blatant commercial for the next book in the series. While he seems not to have drawn up a careful plot, he clearly is following a well-thought-out financial plan. I read and enjoy commercial novels, but the author is so clumsy at the end that in his excitement to advertise, he spoils the ending.
What does Robert Petkoff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His voice, diction, and pace are pleasant. More importantly, his voices for different characters bring them to life and complexity.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
He writes excellent, tight, well-paced page-turning text. It kept me reading in spite of my annoyance with the book.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I finally speeded it up (love that option in Audible) but it didn't help. It was an OK book for the first 15 minutes or so and then went seriously downhill. It was not interesting, ridiculously far-fetched, and had not one single likable character. And sorry, but the narrator didn't help. I will not read the next one, but will read another Koryta book.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful