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By Eva Gannon on 04-24-10
Not His Best, But Worth the Listen
If you haven't read Sakey before, don't read this one first. Both Good People and The Blade Itself are better books, more tightly plotted, better dialog, characters more believable.
This book takes over an hour to get going, and it's a boring hour. The plot is predictable, there are no real surprises. The characters are interesting, but somewhat shallow. The final hour more or less makes up for the first.
The narrator does a workmanlike job.
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By Zakbo2 on 10-04-16
Excellent 4-POV story by the talented Mr. Sakey
Really liked The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey. Well thought out, the central story is exciting, suspenseful, and kept me listening till the very end. The events are viewed separately by the four principal characters ala' Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, light, in chapters which blend well. The only part that didn't quite work for me was the ending, but others may really enjoy it. Definitely a good read.