Plantation,The(CD)(Unabr.) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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"THE PLANTATION is . . . a smash beginning for this versatile and knowledgeable word smith." -- Midwest Book Review
"THE PLANTATION is a rip-roaring page-turner. No reader will easily forget it." -- James Patterson, #1 bestselling author of Kiss The Girls
"The book has what it takes to be optioned by Hollywood." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"There's no such thing as the perfect book, but this comes darn close. Thrilling, simply thrilling." -- Word of Mouth Magazine
"This is the most action-packed, swiftly paced, and tightly plotted novel I've read in a long time." -- Nelson DeMille, #1 bestselling author of The Lion's Game --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
Even though this is Chris Kuzneski's first novel, it has been universally praised by some of the biggest names in fiction: James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, Douglas Preston, Lee Child, etc. In the years to come, we're confident that Chris will join them on the national bestseller's list. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Aside from the action and the fast pace, this story caught my attention and I actually dropped a couple of books just to finish reading this one. I knew the story had to be predictable. I already had an idea on what was happening and sort of what was going to happen although the ending rather threw me off track. Nevertheless I thought it was still an enjoyable read. The action really made up for it's pitfalls because it just felt like such a huge adrenaline rush and an engaging read.
I liked both main characters; David and Jonathon. They are your typical dynamic duo! and the way they work together is fun to read - not to mention they playful banter. Ariane on the other hand, is strong and suitable for Jonathon. Although you don't really read much about her, she's really in the background for most of the time - even though she's the object of their rescue. Which rather irked me.Read more ›
Perhaps the author is writing for a demographic that doesn't include me. That's fine, and I can accept that. Perhaps I just don't understand the inner male mind. I can accept that as well, although I have to say that I do not know any *adult* males who joke constantly about gay sex, genitals, buttocks, and bodily functions. Perhaps I was just unable to suspend disbelief to the extreme that I would have needed in order to relax and enjoy a story like this. I will accept the blame on all counts.
But this story just never rang true for me at all. The villains were not very believable. The "slaves" were passive sheep with no independent thought. Ariane was, at best, a watered down version of a heroine. Payne and Jones were supposed to be super trained military experts who were the best in the world but who couldn't figure out some pretty basic things about their quest. Every character seemed more like a caricature to me rather than a real human being. For me, this book read like a straight-to-video action movie screenplay.
This novel features some rather graphic violent scenes. Actually, these were the highlights in my opinion.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Like a weak soup. Not much substance. Story held my interest but the writing seemed amateurish. His second book,
Sign of the Cross, is a significant improvement.
First, the writing style is very flat and I find it quite hard to believe that Kuzneski actually taught English as he told me he did. Read more
This is a pretty good book by a (noticeably) first time author. If you can you deal with the sometimes immature and contrived conversation between the two main characters, you... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2002
These great reviews must be from author's friends and family; in fact, the cover of the book says it is "Thriller of the Year" and you come to find this is a quote from one... Read morePublished on July 9 2002