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What disappointed you about Soft Target?
The story dragged through unnecessary dialogue between the wife and Ray Cruz. I squirmed as I listened. Being in security, circumstances were in place that kept me listening. If I had been doing anything else, I would probably have put it down. I expected more "adventure" and "edge of seat" action.
What was most disappointing about Stephen Hunter’s story?
Mr. Hunter should have created more of a feel of what the hostages were thinking. What was the inner turmoil going on inside their head? Ray Cruz's perspective was not as engaging as it should have or could have been. The wife should have been omitted or just adhered to in the beginning, or have her as a hostage, this would have been the "magic bullet" Mr. Hunter needed. Or pardon the gruesome thought, the wife could have been a fatality early on. Killing the wife would have made the story engaging and "tone setting" right off the bat.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Phil Gigante?
The narrator was monotone and not right for this piece. His voice was unlistenable when mimicing the wife's voice. Come on! The narrator could have used his own voice and listeners would still have known the wife was speaking. SCOTT BRICK would have been brilliant in this piece! Mr. Brick's voice effortlessly seams through ALL characters! The story then becomes a movie of the mind.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Yes! With the escalating fear of terrorism, why would it be impossible for a mall to be a target?? In WEB Griffin's "By Order of the President", the Liberty Bell is a target. Terrorists who have an agenda are not stupid. They know most government buildings would present too much challenge. This story should have been a force to make the public recognize and be aware of this threat.
Any additional comments?
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