This is a comment about Greg Iles's The Quiet Game. I'm making it here because Audible doesn't provide a way to comment on a book you haven't bought from them.
Why is Iles's best book to date, The Quiet Game, severely abridged?
I highly recommend this to everyone. Fantastic pace and as stated in the Headline a Great listen.
Definitely, I can drive when hearing the story. I have started to tell friends, read a book if and let your imagination bring the story to life, much better than a 120 spliced movie or TV series. However, I listen to my books as I look forward to the narrator bringing the book to life and also allowing my imagination to paint the canvas. A little different, but very enjoyable for me.
The historical time period has been done soooo many times, is there a different story line? I have to say yes, I was pleasantly surprised.
Of course, Dick Hill performances are very enjoyable.
Yes, but I did not have the time.
A different approach to the story that did not displace the listener. Worth the credit.
This book was just to hard to follow and I found it teadious
He didn't,it just was a boring book
Not that I can think of
This is a book of fiction however, chemical warfare and the horrible acts the Nazi did to prisoners is true. Once you understand all the characters this listen keeps you hooked!!
This was an amazing story, though not a fun one. There is nothing light about the story, or the topic. We slow and can't tear our eyes from a bad car wreck, so it is with this book. It was told in such a way that it could almost pass as non-fiction. This is much like the book Flyboys, as it grasps the depth, intensity, horror, and sheer insanity of the world at war. Riviting like Saving Private Ryan, yet with hope and examples of the best of humanity. The narrator did well with the different voices, though not so well with his attempt of the distressed female. It's a war story, a thriller, a mystery and an intense plot. Well done in the way it weaves into history and believiblity. Books like this should be in our public schools, so we remember as a society how in modern times the world was almost destroyed. At the end the author makes some exceptionally important points, for we all owe more than we can imagine to so many we never knew. Well done Mr. Iles! Thank you for reminding us of that which we can never forget, for to do so would be at great peril.
I have listened to audio books constantly since 2006. I have listened to well over 1,000 books and have enjoyed most of them. I wouldn't know what to do without them.
Good, Horrible, Terrifying
The activities in the German Concentration Camp. Horrifying and terrible; very eye opening.
Dick Hill, one of my all time favorites, portrayed the characters, accents and all, to perfection. A master narrator.
The entire book moved me.
If you have never read a book about World War II, Germany, the concentration camps and our allies, even though this book is fiction, you should read it.
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
If they like WWII stories, yes, I would. It had all the right characteristics: clear danger, moral choices, Nazis, Jews, and Allies.
The realization that this story was being told to the grandchild of the main hero. It is often hard for us to think of our parents as normal people, and seeing him see that was interesting to me.
I don't know, but when I lose track of the narrator, that is a good thing.
I can't do any better, sorry.
Even if you don't love WWII or war stories, you should give this one a try. The storyline is amazing and the characters are superb. The narrator does an impressive job covering all the variety of voices and accents. I was really drawn into the story from the beginning and it only gets better with each chapter. This story will make you appreciate the freedom we have and the sacrifices that were made to derail evil during this dark period of our history. I've only listened to about 8 Audible audiobooks since I joined earlier this year, but this is by far the best book I've listened to both in terms of the story and the narration. I highly recommend this book. Greg Iles is a fabulous author!
I'm hooked on Greg Iles books. I really enjoy every book I've read which is all but one or two. He tells great stories and they are all different. What a talent.