Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this and every other Chase book I’ve listened to. This was a shorter Chase adventure, with a balancing amount of humour, twists, and waltz with danger.
I started with Zandri’s more recent books in this series and it’s apparent he has grown as an author with time and experience. It’s not awful in this book, but the constant “a minute later” or “xxx minutes later” was unnerving. Something he’s drifted from with experience.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Balkiss, who thinks he is John Wilkes Booth. It’s funny how he switches personalities (on purpose; this isn’t a mental disorder, although he may be short a couple marbles!)
I think my second favorite was the memory of Chase’s dad.
Which character – as performed by Andrew B. Wehrlen – was your favorite?
Andy does a wonderful job as Chase, of course. But Balkiss/Booth was the comic relief and came across as the guy we wanted to keep an eye on, but wanted to adore. Andy nailed it on the head. (No pun intended.)
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This was a light adventure with many moments of Laugh Out Loud. Although the suspence and mystery was a stronghold, this felt like a break from the action packed books in the series. It does not discredit; on the contrary, overall, it builds depth to Chase, the author, and the narrator for being flexible and creative.
Any additional comments?
To the powers that be:
Please, please, please get all of this series on audio!