AUDIO BOOK REVIEWS: THE DRIFT by John Ridley- An unfortunate Ridley thriller that has moments of interest, interspersed with protagonists doing plodding, incredibly stupid things to the point of just being an unsatisfying and frustrating listen.
Kudos to the excellence of JD Jackson as the reader that just barely makes worth finishing, a book I would, in book form, have given up on long ago. The ugliness of the language, and the ugliness of the story you wade through… hoping there’s something to all this. But it just leads to more ugliness.
The story just goes on too long, has a tendency toward repetition, and a certain degree of sickening spinning of wheels, that all ends in the moronic and belief defying and unsatisfying. And a twist I’m pretty sure most will see coming. That’s part of the plodding nature of the story, it takes you through a lot of words, to an ending you see coming, and have to endure till the story catches up.
And worst of all it’s just not an entertaining bone in this story’s length. It increasingly feels endless and pathetic. Ridley’s early novels are so strong, that it makes this later work all the more frustrating and disappointing. Grade: D-/F.