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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. It's a quick read/listen. Good fast pace and can easily be listened to in a day.
What other book might you compare The Shoulders of Giants to and why?
I would probably compare this tithe Jude Hardin "Nicholas Colt" books. The main character in this is not quite so wreckless but still daring.
Which character – as performed by Michael David Axtell – was your favorite?
I thought Michael David Axtell did a good job with the whole book. No complaints.
Any additional comments?
I probably would have made this book a little longer and fleshed out the main character (Jake Abramson) a little more, provided more background etc. I think there was enough of a story here to do that. But... I do think this was a good book. Certainly contained enough mystery and suspense as well as a few antagonists making the reader guess right up to the final chapters "who done it". <br/>I am hoping this writer will continue with this character, I think it could turn into a really good PI series. <br/> If this review was helpful please indicate so. I base many of my own purchases on reviews and always leave feedback to let the reviewer know their time writing it is valued. Thank You.
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Summary: Jake Abraham’s a wet-behind-the-ears PI with an office and one heck of a first case. It fell to him because nobody else will touch it.
- I heard the audiobook version, and I think that made all the difference. The narrator pulls off the unassuming, still learning PI vibe very well. The first person perspective serves well here.
- I’m going to use quotation marks even though I might be paraphrasing here: “… unless she was held against her will or dead against her will.” That’s the kind of humor you can expect from this book. You either love it or hate it.
- The bad guy’s not particularly believable, but that’s typical of these sorts of books. Jake zeros in on the bad guy pretty handily even though nobody else will believe him.
- Things sort of just work out, but Jake’s lovable all the same. I think there’s room for his character to grow and sharpen his skills.
- The title still doesn’t make much sense to me, but I’m going to chalk that up just one of those things.
- Content warning: off-screen sex, some curses, including a half dozen f-bombs
- Narration – 5/5
- Story – 4/5
- Characterization – 4.5/5
Conclusion: Jake Abraham’s a PI you may want to keep an eye on. He’s going to have many exciting adventures ahead.
*I received a free copy of the audiobook. This did not influence me in any way, and I chose to leave a review.