Very interesting read / listen! I started not liking a character in the beginning & find out some interesting things about this person as the book proceeds!!! Keeps you on the edge of your seat, I found myself grinding my teeth & holding my breath! & again I love that the same fantastic narrator reads from book to book!
I've read this at least once before a long time ago. I'm glad I got to read it again. I rush around trying to cram to much into too little day just like Dr Jack Stapleton. I haven't almost missed my own wedding, but I have sent myself to the ER with thinking I gave myself a heart attack. Slow down. Read a book.
Robin Cook has been a favorite of mine for a long time. He takes you into the depths of his medical world and as a medical professional I love the real parallel in many situations. I highly recommend this series from book 1, but if you start later in series its still great.
Way too slow for my taste. I didn't make it through the whole thing. If you like courtrooms you'll like this.
OMG- this was the longest, most boring story ever. It was as though Robin Cook was paid per word as he described every aspect of every moment in the story. This was the first time I have ever jumped ahead to the last CD just to get the story over with. The only thing I cared about was whether the wedding went forward. Then, after 12 discs of this tedium, the end is wrapped up in a blink. I guess he used all the words he needed to get paid....
Don't waste your time. The courtroom scenes are ludicrous and the medical scenes are boring. Clearly Robin Cook has used all his good ideas.
If you are a scholar and believe that any common person has the vocabulary of Daniel Webster you will love this book. No you probably won't. I don't believe any person addresses another-or speaks in the manner Cook portrays- to anyone they are related to. Especially one's spouse.
This was an outstanding cleverly written book that kept me entertained to the very end. Some of the other books I have listened to lately have made be wish that I had gotten an abridged version but not with this book. Bravo!
Great book, but I did not finish the audio version because I bought the hardback in a promotional deal from a book club. But I LOVE Robin Cook.
Robin Cook always delivers. This was a great story, if only the relationship between Jack and Laurie seemed more "real." But doesn't detract from the overall good writing.
Robin Cook first entered Parliament as MP for Edinburgh Central in 1974. He held a number of senior positions in Opposition -- Shadow Foreign Secretary, Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary, Shadow Health and Social Services Secretary -- before becoming Foreign Secretary in 1997. In 2001 he was appointed Leader of the House of Commons, a position from which he resigned in March 2003 in protest against the imminent war in Iraq.