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This has always been one of my favourite Alistair Maclean books. I have read it a dozen times and, in my head, have used accents and dialects that I thought suited the characters. Now I have listened to someone else's interpretation and, to be honest, am disappointed. I missed the little gems of humour that I always found made this book special, but the narrator seems to have played these down. To me, he also seemed to narrate too "loudly" when I have always "read" the lead character especially to be softer spoken. I doubt I will listen to it again, it will be one of the occasions when a book in the hand is better by far.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Ive been reading Alastair Maclean since I was a teenager this book. This book has always been one of my favourite books of his so to find it as an audio book has been a delight. It was hugely enjoyable. I devoured it in 3 listenings.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
I thought I had read all Alistair's books more than 40 years to go but to my surprise I missed one. Alistair Maclean has always been my favorite thriller writer because he has great characters, his books move at a fast pace, his stories are well researched, and the action is realistic and non-stop. Glad to hear that his books are now on audible and it was better than reading it. Guess now I'll have to go down the list of all his books I read before to listen to them this time because they are still as great as when they were first written. Thanks Audible.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I will seek out this narrator, because he meshes perfectly with these books. I love Alistair MacLean’s stories - obviously some more than others. But the characters are always well defined in subtle, telling ways. I truly enjoy listening to this audible rendering because I seem to always pick up new nuances to the characters and storyline even when it is familiar to me. Calvert, for instance... when you hear the line about how one person’s decision to drive drunk ended his marriage - it resonates and builds that characters backstory with A LINE. Well done.