Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9781524702212 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2016
DD ISBN 9781524702229 $66.50
Is this book for burglars, or those who fear them? It's a little hard to tell, which is a problem. Another is that it is more a padded blog or magazine piece than an audiobook with a coherent thesis. While much of the material is interesting the first time you hear it, the second and third times tend to pall, as do lists of things like shapes of lockpicks we will never see or care about. Scott Aiello, so good at fiction, here gets in the way as he tries to breathe drama into material that has no emotional content, and overplays any hint of wit or irony, as if he were performing a snarky SNL skit instead of letting the listener hear what's there. B.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]
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