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I enjoyed most of the book but the end left me flat. On the up side the narrator was excellent.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Swimsuit again? Why?
Yes. Intriging story with enough complexity to warrent a second run.
What did you like best about this story?
Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favorite?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Made me worry!
Any additional comments?
Great story told very well
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was just another hammy Patterson book. However, the ham factor in this one was ramped up 10 fold due the terrible narration. Tip for Christian: Dont act the book, just read it. And when reading a womans part, dont put on a cakey womans voice....who do you think you're reading to? A 6 year old!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book drove me to distraction. A barely believable plot mixed with crude coincidences and an ending which left me wondering if the 7 hours could not have been better spent hanging by my thumbs!
The story started off well enough, but by the time it got to the ?twist? it had become very contrived and almost comic like. The recurring thought I had all the way through was ?what are the chances??..
The narration was punctuated by hundreds of unnecessary chapters often in the middle of the storyline. I?m not saying the narrator didn?t do a good job, he is after all only there to read what is in front of him, but there was no need for this interruption on top of the general frustration.
The ending was stunningly unremarkable and had me wondering if the author was as frustrated as I was and decided to finish as abruptly as possible and move on before his dinner got cold.
But what do I know? Lots of other reviewers will think this is a riveting listen and multiple awards will follow???..it?s probably just me being a bit pedantic.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Patterson is an experienced and talented thriller writer, and this was obvious from the moment I started listening. I knew it was going to be good and I was not disappointed. The only criticism was with the narrator, Rummel. Although obviously an experienced actor with an engaging style and talent at separating the characters voices, he pronounced a couple of things incorrectly which was annoying, given the amount of research that went into the text. For example he kept pronouncing 'Kamehameha' wrong, the name of the Maui Hotel named after the first king of the Hawaiian Islands. So his Hawaiian isn't great, which could usually be forgiven, but for a book with a large part of it set in Hawaii you would think he would have checked pronunciations for such words.