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Jonathan Marosz stuns as usual... Pitch perfect but...
Harlan Coban's writing, for the first time in this series, trips over his feet... While the writing crackles as usual and the ensemble cast moves me to laughs, smiles, frowns, and yeah... tears... I missed the fact that Esperanza's (Little Pocahontas) is off stage through too much of this puzzle mystery.
Once again let me urge readers to start this series with the first of the Myron Bolitar mysteries since the characters grow and their relationships mature. Moreover it's becoming more and more useful to understand the previous stories and their role in the characters' development.
This time Myron's involved with baseball BUT... do not let the sports-agent role of the lead character deter you... everything sports related you need to know is powerfully and memorably explained.
I recommend "The Final Detail" and I expect to soon listen to the next in this series. It's just that there are some plot twists here that come to the very edge of the cliff named implausibility. In the past, Coban has avoided that drop-off. Or at least he's expertly wafted sufficient fog to totally obscure its presence.
Still... read the earlier works in order and then... buy this, listen, and get ready for the next. It's worth it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Really enjoyed the story but by the end the narrator's habit of making every sentence sound like a question with a rising inflection was irritating.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
he keeps you guessing until the end.you feel you know all the characters. very good
Loved the narration and the story. Listened with my Mum in the car. Great mystery.
it holds your interest in that you want to know the "final detail", but not rivetting.