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The Amber Room

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The Amber Room

First of all, I am a huge Steve Berry fan. I think his writing style and stories are at least on the same level as Dan Brown's books for this genre.

What I like about Steve Berry's books is that he finds some unique episode or item in history and turns it into a t...
First of all, I am a huge Steve Berry fan. I think his writing style and stories are at least on the same level as Dan Brown's books for this genre.

What I like about Steve Berry's books is that he finds some unique episode or item in history and turns it into a thriller. I never knew the Amber Room existed. Maybe I just don't know my history as well as I should, but then I've got Mr. Berry to open my eyes to some of the more interesting and intriguing parts of history, which then leads to my own exploration of that event.

Being from Atlanta, I like that his characters are or were from Atlanta. Being in the legal field myself, I like that Mr. Berry practiced law in Atlanta and that this particular character in the Amber Room was a Fulton County Superior Court judge. She was entirely believable, and so was her husband.

One thing an author has to do is convince me his characters can be believed and trusted, and this Mr. Berry does well. Also his descriptions of places make me feel like he's been there and thus knows what he's talking about. I know he has traveled to the places he writes about and isn't just getting his information off the internet or out of a travel book in order to fool me. So not only are his characters believable, his settings have the feeling of allowing me to feel like I'm right there with his characters.

Along with all of Steve Berry's books, I highly recommend the Amber Room. It is both entertaining and informing--a good combination.

posted by 1945760 on September 19, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Berry focused on history and art and in so doing sacrificed solid character development. His characters, especially Rachel and Paul were not believable. But it was an action-packed fast-moving novel.

posted by 3405203 on January 31, 2012

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Amber room

    People who like Dan Brown's work would enjoy this book, however predictable it was. The book should have been editted down, plot twists too easy to see coming, but an enjoyable read with history and geograph lesson thrown in

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    Amber Room

    The protagonists were not believable, especially with respect to their interaction with 'the bad guys (and girls)'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2007

    Pretty Good

    This was a good concept for a book, and it was a pretty good follow-through. Some parts bored me a little, but the end is very, very exciting. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2007

    A great idea....a not so great story

    The story idea was very intriguing. Unfortunately, the story itself was not all that exciting nor did the characters really 'grab' me. This is my second Steve Berry book and they were both just okay. (I may try one more!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2004

    Trouble With Endings!!

    If your a History buff you'll surely love this book. If not forget it, because it relies to much on history and not enough on the story. The ending seem to drag on & on. Berry has been compared to Dan Brown, but Brown keeps his books so suspenesful that you forget about the history. And again the ending. Read it and you'll understand what I mean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2004

    The Amber Room

    A book about The Amber Room certainly makes for entertaining reading. This book is reminiscent of Seizing Amber, a novel by Jonathon Harris published a year or two ago. For art enthusiasts, adventure and thrill seekers, read both books - you won't be disappointed.

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