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Doug Floyd

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So good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-02-19

Can’t wait for the third book.

Narration is really well done. Great characters. Good story. Excellent.

Narrator not that bad!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-01-25

By the looks of the other reviews you would think the narrator was the worst ever. That is not the case. Yes it’s a bit wooden - but - the listener always knows who is talking and you can understand everything. The pace is also perfect. People are way way too harsh.

The story itself? Really worth it. Yes it gets technical in terms of chess at moments but if you are willing to go into the weeds a bit - it is worth the time. Enjoy!

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Consumer beware

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2021-01-04

At best this is a guilty pleasure. At worst this is a chauvinist piece of garbage that I’m embarrassed that I purchased and then listened to until the end.

The funny part is that the beginning premise had promise and then it became drivel.

The narrator is good. She must get paid well for this. At least I really hope she did. 😂

Now stick that in your watering can.

Jumped the shark

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-15

To explain why this book does not live up to the previous books in the series would be a spoiler alert so stop reading if you have not read the book

To place yourself as the writer in the actual story was way too Pirandello for my tastes. How meta meta post meta can we get? Kind of ruins everything that led up to that point.

Also Guidall is good but once you start with Frank Muller narrating anyone else just can’t live up to the task. Again - Guidall is fine but he is no Muller. Of course Muller had his accident so it’s very unfortunate. Also tough on Guidall to step in and be compared.

If not for King inserting himself this book lives up the series but his presence really turns this on its head.