As with "Are You Afraid of the Dark" the massive conspiracies are contrived and irritating. Stupidity abounds in the characters and I actually wanted the protagonist to get killed. Read "The Other Side of Midnight" if you want a great Sheldon novel. Skip all the others.
the book itself was excellent. However, the person reading was awful.
Pretty well written, like how they took you to different places. I wish it developed more.
well I'm not sure how sheldon could dream up this one. it was rather disappointing. unrealistic, imagine the startling events eg helicopter landing on the street in front of the limo and then the driver being decapitated by the propellers as he was running up to shoot the occupants of the helicopter. Ugh. The plot wore thin with traitors and bad guys. Dana had a rough time in this one. I prefer Sheldon's earlier works.
This is the first of Sheldon's books I've listened to and I can't say I'm eager to add another one to my rental shelf. While the plot was intriguing the writing seemed disjointed. I'm sure it was ment to give little hints that something was up but it seemed to me like he couldn't keep his focus while writing.
I'm very disappointed with this book. I love Sidney Sheldon's work and was expecting another great book this time, but no such luck. I even have a hard time believing that Sheldon actually wrote this one... it's so unlike his previous books. The plot was predictable and boring, not to mention totally unbelievable. A TV reporter who manages to solve multiple murders that had the police and goverment agencies around the world stumped??? Gimme a break. And to top it all off, the narration was horrible. Karen Allen should never be allowed to narrate another book. She sounded so unnatural and stiff. Pass this one by and go for one of Sheldon's earlier books.
Sidney Sheldon used to be my favorite author until the last few books. And this one is the worse yet. Ridiculous plot that just kept going into one absurd situation after another. While I understand it is non-fiction, there has to be some semblance of reality associated to the story line. I can’t imagine a skilled detective would be able to so quickly maneuver through the set of clues presented, let alone an anchor woman whose only motivation is curiosity. Give me a break. The boy friend who went to his ex-wife to provide comfort to her the duration of the story was yet another ridiculous element, obviously written by a man.
I love Sidney Sheldon but was a little disappointed with this one. It was a good story to listen to however the narrator was disappointing and the ending seemed a little rushed. Otherwise enjoyed the story.
I listened to the whole thing--but almost wanted "Dana" to get what she deserved. She was silly, naive, absurd.
If ya like Sidney, you'll like this..I did enjoy it, but it's predictable so I only gave it 2 stars...Higher if you are a big fan..
"Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world's handful of top bestselling authors, having sold more than 250 million books. Best Laid Plans was his most recent in a long line of New York Times bestsellers. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar, and the latest Guinness Book of Records heralds him as the most translated writer in the world. Mr. Sheldon resides with his wife, Alexandra, in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and London."