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I have read most, if not all, of Joseph Finder's available Audible books. He was a great find a few years ago. I read many of his books in a row, one right after another. And enjoyed each. So I pre-ordered this one, expecting nothing less.
However, the characters in The Switch are SO annoying. They make stupid choices, that in today's technologically savvy world leave even the least computer literate person frustrated.
The narration is fine, and I like the writing style, so I tried to stay with the story, but each implausible character decision would lead you right out of the story, shaking your head, and screaming how could you be so stupid to do that… Like a horror movie, “don’t go into that dark cave alone…”.
Unbelievable characters like this lead me to stop listening to Lisa Scottline. If you like her books, then you will probably like this one. But now me.
I am disappointed with the author, not audible, so I will not return the book, and might try to pick it up again, in a moment of desperation for something new to read. And I might try another of his books. But for now I will ditch The Switch.
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What would have made The Switch better?
This story was not clever or suspenseful. This was a very basic story.
Would you ever listen to anything by Joseph Finder again?
I like Joseph Finder's Nick Heller Series. As long as those keep coming I will listen.
How could the performance have been better?
Performance by Steven Kearney is always top notch.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Switch?
I would do a total re-write. I am really struggling through the book. I keep feeling like I am waiting for someone in this book to do something. What? I am not sure.
Any additional comments?
I really like the author's Nick Heller series. This book does not compare. It seemed drawn out in parts for no reason. I guess this was just not my kind of book.
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