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Would you listen to Saint Death again? Why?
This is the second part of the John Milton series and it builds on the groundwork of the first book.
What other book might you compare Saint Death to, and why?
This series is reminiscent of Lee Childs Jack Reacher series.
What does David Thorpe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Once again, the accents bring the story to life.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. I started and wanted to keep listening.
Any additional comments?
A great second book in the series. Now I can't wait to start listening to book 3.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
There's always the concern about sequels not being as good as the original story, but this 'continued adventures of John Milton' is a good match for The Cleaner. I was very engaged with the story, again with very timely themes, and the accent work is great. David Thorpe does wonderful narration. The settings and characters are very vivid, and I can still feel the heat!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
I liked it in spite of...
1. David Thorpe's startling bad American accents
2. The improbably stupid decisions support characters are given to advance the plot
With the exception of 'The Darkest Day', the first six books of Tom Woods' 'Victor-The-Assassin' series turn paranoia into an enticing super power. Here Mark Dawson gifts his dark killing-machine-with-a-conscience, John Milton, with its cloak. And he does it with so much blood-stained grit that I've already downloaded next in the series 'The Driver'.
Okay, the story's got holes, so does Swiss cheese, but I still like the stuff. Mark Dawson's been a favorite reader of mine before... Not so much here. No one in America speaks diphthongs with the alien tongue Dawson gives his characters. What? They've all got distracting speech defects?
Small spoiler alert... This is a self-contained story but it's also a bridge to the next book in this series. All is NOT wrapped up in the ending's frenzy to swirl together so much so quickly. Meaning? There're teasers here which make this a step in an epic.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I am enjoying this character and the stories. It does seem that in each book, the super killer, Number One, does something really stupid. He did it again in this book, not dally with a vulnerable woman this time, but let himself get jumped by the bad guys.
Nevertheless, the characters are realistic, the fights are believable and exciting, and our hero struggles to stay true to his tea-totaling, restitution-making goals since he doesn't want to kill for hire or politics anymore. Now his own government wants him "retired" and the Russians want him hired, so he has to keep running from everyone. At least he has made 2 new friends, and an old colleague has remained a true friend.
This one is not as good as the first one-- I am extremely glad the one good guy on the brink did not die, and there weren't any moments I cried or mourned, but it's okay and I will read another.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful