Just Unneeded, DNF

 DNF out of 5 stars

This is about as rare as it comes for me. I did not finish this book. I usually give every book a chance, but I just couldn’t with Spin. I thought I was crazy and listened to around 50% of it just hoping that something was going to happen. I finally stopped for a couple of days and thought “it’s just me, I’m in a funk”. But decided to look up other reviews of it. I was not alone. I feel terrible hating on a book but when I saw basically every thought I’d had written out by the top reviews on Audible. I felt a bit better.

Spin is a book that didn’t need to happen. From what I can tell – it was an unnecessary addition to the first story, Quantum,  which I rated a 3 out of 5 and said “Didn’t Leave Me Wowed Like I Expected”. The storyline in these could be SO good. And I think that’s where this one fell short. The first book caught my eye and kept my attention. In the first few hours of Spin I was sitting here laughing at how many times she would write out random acronyms then explain what they meant. And sadly, they had zero to do with the story.

One of the reviews I caught said that if you cared enough, check the last chapter of the book and the last chapter only. I did not do that, I figured I was so frustrated at this point I was going to put it down and walk away from it.

The ONLY redeeming factor was the narration. LaVoy did a great job with a pretty boring story. I love her narration and I’m sad that I didn’t enjoy the book as a whole more.

Book Description:

A USA Today best seller.

Captain Calli Chase races against time to thwart a plot that leaves the fate of humanity hanging in the balance in this new thriller from international best-selling author Patricia Cornwell.

In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister – as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now, a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and only Calli can redirect its course.

Aided by cutting-edge technologies, the NASA investigator and scientist turned Space Force pilot sets out on a frantic search for the missing link between the sabotaged rocket launch and her predetermined destiny…a search that someone else seems very interested in stopping.

From NASA to the Chase family farm, to the White House to distant orbits of space, Calli plays a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek with a cunning and ruthless adversary. One wrong move will unleash cataclysmic consequences reaching far beyond the boundaries of Earth.

This heart-pounding Captain Chase thriller from Patricia Cornwell will leave readers desperate for more.

Spin by Patricia Cornwell
Narrator: January LaVoy
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
Series: Captain Chase #2
Published by Brilliance Audio on January 12th 2021
Genres: Science Fiction, Technothriller
Format: Audiobook
Also by this author: Quantum
Also in this series: Quantum

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