Not in a nightmare sense at all but more along the lines of pushing us to view the world as possibly being different to what we are told. Saul Reichlin reads well too.
Rome, the Pantheon, weird symbols and the Vitruvian Man all promised an involved story with some more "Da Vince Code-esque" nonsensical but thoroughly enjoyable conspiracies. Not so this time. This is a bog-standard detective story with a twist that leaves you saying "Oh - was that all? I puffed my way through it in the gym expecting at any moment that it would liven up, but sadly it plodded through to a rather mediocre ending. Actually, I was kind of hoping something really really awful was going to happen to a few main characters because I really couldn't care less what happened to them.
On the positive side this is well-narrated with good character voices, the descriptions of Rome are engaging and if you've visited what do you mean you haven't? The ending is neat if a little cheesy, and there are a few moments of genuine tension. As per several of my other reviews I wish Audible would start a ratings system similar to movies. In the UK I would give this a "15" for obscene language and blasphemy, which is narrated with stomach-churning enthusiasm.
Oh how I wish authors could leave this out! It spoils so many potentially good stories and is quite unnecessary. John Grisham is a good example of how to write brilliantly without foul and offensive language. The plot gets lost in ponderous narrative and monotone narrator. The plot of the book was pretty good, but the characterization of southerners was a bit hard to take.
While the characters are well drawn and the Italians are well portrayed even though the narrator has an English Accent!! Great story, though. Great read. Good characters. Good narration except for the American FBI agent. I hope audible picks up more of the books in the series. This is a really great listen.
It is a very good thriller with a similar thematic to the Da Vinci Code For sure a must read. This is a very talky mystery but the mystery is more when is will end.
It ends with a whimper whereby the killer just fades into the jail and the "cast" talks some more. I listened until the story quit. This is without a doubt the worst book I have ever listened to. Im not sure which was worse, the abysmal reading or the incredibly inept dialogue.
The reader attempted accents that were far beyond his abilities that were neither convincing nor consistent. He must have put little time and effort into actually reading the book before he read it as he regularly expressed emotions incorrectly.
Then there is the dialogue, which is so totally unrealistic that it must have been written by someone who has spent his entire life living under a rock. If you can actually get past the pathetic reading, ridiculous characters and the incredibly unreal dialogue, you may discover that there is actually the skeleton of a good story line.
This story line was unfortunately spoiled by writing and reading styles so obnoxious, they leave me wondering how this book ever got published. Save your money, there are plenty of other good books out there. This is one of the best books I heard lately. It is well written and tells not only a story with great characters, but shows a lot of the conveluted and corrupt mechanisms of States.
The person is nobody, the interests of of a State and it's minions, all.
Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. A young Iraqi refugee named Laila provides both the heart and the McGuffin in Hewson's elegant new thriller, the. Sacred Cut, The (A Nic Costa Mystery Book 3) - Kindle edition by David Hewson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
This is book 3 in a great series. Of course, even witches have problems, and Jake pitches in to help when a member of the coven disappears.
But the fun here is watching her scramble to keep up with the endless restoration work on her own home. Just hearing her list the ways you can kill yourself fixing up an old house from falling off the roof to some "silly mishap" with a power saw is a hoot. Please upgrade your browser.
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It spoils so many potentially good stories and is quite unnecessary. Oh how I wish authors could leave this out! Sara Farnese. So, " 0 prequel " sorts by 0 under the label "prequel. For other people with the same name, see David Hewson disambiguation. The ending is neat if a little cheesy, and there are a few moments of genuine tension. All Jack wants is to help an old couple and suddenly he is in the middle of a brutal gang war.
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