Sunday, May 05, 2013

TRUST YOUR EYES

Author:  Linwood Barclay
Genre:  Thriller, Standalone
Published:  2012
Personal Rating:  4/5 (very good)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/
Ken Marks & Rick Holmes
Yearly Count:  34


Thomas Kilbride is a high functioning schizophrenic that spends all his time memorizing the streets/buildings of every major city in the world on a program called Whirl360.  During his work sessions, he sometimes discovers things that weren't intended for his eyes.

I love this author.  He's another one that I can count on for a good read.  This one struck me a little differently, though.  I didn't like the audio narration.  There were too many pauses, and I simply didn't care for the voices.  Interestingly enough, I would have read it if I had received my win from LibraryThing.  This is not the first time I have not received a Barclay book that I won.  So bummed about that!  Anyway . . .

I was, also, disappointed that the storyline was not linear.  HOWEVER, the non-linear style also brought me some surprises, so it wasn't a terrible experience.  As usual, the plot was creative, and I wanted to keep listening; therefore, I'm sticking with my "very good" rating despite the negatives.


  


10 comments:

  1. I'm wondering why I've never tried Barclay. This sounds like a book I'd like.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ Probably because there are so many books and so little time!

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  2. So, if I wanted to read a book by Mr. Barclay to check him out and see if he might become one of my favorite authors, which one would I start with?

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    1. Sherry ~ I liked Never Look Away the best. No matter which one you try, I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  3. This is an author that I've been meaning to read one of these days. I just might have one of his books upstairs!!

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    1. Staci ~ I haven't been disappointed yet! :) As always, not every book has been stellar, but definitely enjoyable.

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  4. So, remember this post? I wrote it almost a year ago and I still haven't read Trust Your Eyes! I need to get cracking, don't I? Glad to know in advance that the audio was disappointing. I suspect the non-linear structure played into that. But it's good to know, since I sometimes go for the audio, even though I have the ARC in my stacks. That's what I wound up doing with The Prophet.

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    1. Les ~ I've done the audio over an ARC or book many, many times. There seriously isn't enough hours in a day! I strongly suggest reading your ARC of this one though, but that's just my experience. The narrator may not bug you. :)

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  5. I've read two of his books, one I loved and one was just soso. I'll have to give him another chance :)

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ I think he has intriguing story lines, and he keeps me interested (for the most part). I hope you choose one that you end up loving. :)

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