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Where does Tenacity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's right up there. Certainly in my top 3.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The protagonist Lt 'Dan' Lewis is really the only character you can 'like', but in terms of characterisation, I love the way the author wrote the more pernicious characters. Two stood out, but without spoilers, it's difficult to elaborate. They're so well written you feel like taking a swing for them yourself every time they arrive on scene.
What does Lisa Coleman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Lisa Coleman was perfect for Dan Lewis. Just the right balance of vulnerability and kick-ass. She did struggle a little with the few regional accents in the book, particularly Geordie, but it wasn't distracting.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
'Moved' me? If claustrophobia and fear count - absolutely. Again, without spoilers, I'll just say that there are 2 particular chapters which will stay with me. The action described in each covers only a few minutes, but the prose was so dense and intimate and very chilling.
Any additional comments?
I wish the book had been longer - which is always a good sign. The book finishes with much unresolved and whilst I picked out the baddies reasonably early, the reveals were still shocking and unexpected. That's almost always the way with crime thrillers: there are only so many characters from which to choose the perpetrators. For me though, it was the density of the story and the prose rather than the scale of the plot that were the biggest revelation and I can't wait for book 2.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I have delayed reading this book owing to a personal preference not to indulge in fiction writing.....what a mistake!
The parallels the author draws from his experience as a submariner strike home with real effect. Couple this with a gripping storyline that leaves you desperate for the next chapter and a lead character that has real appeal as an investigator gifted with talented instincts but suffering as a result of her own life decisions makes the read that more indulgent. I was expecting the story to conclude..... but am left excited at the prospect of how events unfold in the future.
This novel is a must. if you are a submariner....it will really hit home. If you are not, then I can't think of a more inciteful read than this to give a feel for how a brotherhood can be guilty of pulling together, and excluding, yet operate as professionals in the most challenging of environments. The Fictional Twist that the author has developed really plays off the weaknesses inherent to the services.
a must read made better by Audio books
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Just love the way Lisa Coleman narrates. I found an insiders look into navy male behaviour the same as trying to work with the ADF - hopeless. However - I am again rather tired of stupid "crime fighters" who's so called strength and endurance is portraid as a vitue rather than the serious flaw in their personalities that actually is. So in terms of ratings - I am still considering. I guess if I asked myself this question - will I purchase the follow up book - the answer is NO