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Techno thriller: 11/9 Kindle Edition
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The novel started out well, with an interesting super-terrorist theme. But then it seemed to become bogged down in the details of the first crash (I assume there are others, but I didn't get that far). I know I'm losing interest when I start skimming, and that's what I did as the aftermath of the crash was explaining in, yes, excruciating detail.
Finally, I gave up. The rest of the novel may be great. Maybe I'll continue to skim and see what I find.
Should make us realize our vulnerability in this age of high technology. I like to think those watching our for our safety in all areas are well-paid and highly motivated.
A little short on characterization, some overly generic character names made things confusing at times, and the abundant typos and grammatical errors seriously diminish the author's credibility (I took off one star for that sloppiness), but it was still a fun read.
My only serious complaint is there's a small part of the ending that is ridiculously implausible and relies on knowledge the character couldn't have known (only two people knew of the speed change in the code -- there was no way MI5 could have known about that). Still, even that's a relatively minor flaw.
The narration for this was done by Chris Abell and he does a wonderful job even though the story wasn’t as good as I’d hoped it would be. This is my problem — I will probably rate this a 3 on audible JUST because of the narration. And Abell will get a 5 for his performance because it was perfect for the story.
My biggest problem with this story was that it was just way too detailed. I’m not an aviator or a plane buff, and there were times when I found myself wondering if even someone who loved planes or flew them every day would be bored with the detail that Lovejoy went into. There were times when I wondered if I’d gotten a manual on how the inside of a plane worked, not a “fast-paced technothriller”.
With that being said, there were scenes after the painfully detailed inner workings of a plane that were a really nice mixture of thriller and technothriller, but they felt too few and far between for my likes. I really don’t like leaving negative reviews because I know that someone put their heart and soul into this book — and as a
I really don’t like leaving negative reviews because I know that someone put their heart and soul into this book — and as a reviewer, I have the power to turn people away from it. But, I think that Lovejoy could have employed an editor that could have helped him realize that all the technical details took away from an otherwise good storyline.
Everything that Lovejoy wrote about the terrorist plots to the actual attacks I found to be incredibly interesting and thought-provoking, but it was really muddled into the details of the plane crashes.
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