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I'm only a couple hours into the audiobook, and I'm thinking, "why didn't I listen to a sample before buying it?".
The story so far is quite well-written... but the narrator has a strong English accent and uses frequent English pronunciations. This isn't a problem -- aside from the oddity of much of the story being about the FBI and set in the USA -- until he attempts American accents; the results are distracting to say the least -- often becoming cartoonish. I keep visualizing Yosemite Sam when he voices one of the characters.
More straight reading and less acting would be appreciated.
I should add that there's a spoiler at the beginning of the audiobook; for some reason the outline of the story is read first -- needlessly revealing several plot points. I don't appreciate this in movie 'trailers'; I don't appreciate it here.
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This book is exciting, pacy, driven and intensely thrilling. Its a genuinely good heist story with a crackling dynamic between dashing ex thief and vibrant FBI agent. I love the spark and tension between these two and all the other brillant myriad of characters. Its just plain fun to listen to when these days thriller writers tend to lose their way by being over complicated, over dramatic, patronizing, psychological cliche drivel which no one really enjoys. What people want is a good story and this is it!
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