I could not turn this book off... I was listening every moment I could find. Definitely a book you won't want to put down.
I'm a truck driver that loves Audible! It is a wonderful way to "read" all the books I want to, with out having to stop working!
I rank it among one of my favorites that I will probably listen to again. There are only a few books that I have done that with.
It increased my interest in old Russia and her people.
Nothing is ever wrong about Scott Brick's performance. He is one of the best narrators
Boring, boring, boring.
I'm a Nelson Demille fan. But The Charm School definitely sounds like he was being paid per word.
Scott Brick is not the problem
Anger and disappointment.
I have requested a return.
you don't know how it's going to end
Russian voices - amazing
parts made me angry
starts slow, but it's worth it
The characters were a bit stereotyped, strong silent hero, warm loving heroine, close band of brothers, but these types were appropriate for this novel and well done. The premise of the book with missing MIA soldiers was not likely, but possible. I thought I wouldn't like the book since history has moved on, but the book was worthy in its own right.
The visit to one of the last non-collectivized villages was vivid. You felt like you were there.
I loved his Russian accents. The villain, a fanatical KGB agent was a real person, especially at the end when you met his mother. The equally fanatical CIA agent was excellent as well.
This is not my kind of book so I was surprised I enjoyed it so much. It kept my interest and was not predictable.
I found this book gripping from the moment it started. It is a bit of a throwback to Cold War times but it is easy enough to get past that.
Hard to chose
LOVE English Bulldogs, Nelson Demille, Patricia Cornwell and just reading in general!
Yes, and I have. The story was written so well and performed by Scott Brick so well, that I couldn't stop listening. I got really caught up in the storyline and I actually felt like I was there, in Russia, could picture the scenes as they unfolded!! It was fiction, but the whole time you were listening to it, you were thinking, this could be 100% true. LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!
His changing of the character's voices are so natural, and he delivers each character's personalities so perfectly.
I most definitely recommend this to anyone. It is LONG, but get the unabridged version so you get ALL the finite details.!!
Tell us about yourself! I am addicted to Audio Books I read them all the time in the car, doing dishes, ironing, What ever.
I am a fan and I will always give DeMlle the benefit of the doubt. Not a good as many of his others.
This was another great thriller from DeMille. From the opening of the story, I was hooked, and it definitely did not let me down. I thought the characters were fantastic and the pace of the story kept me listening for more. I happened to start watching the new FX show "The Americans" as I was in the middle of this book, which really struck me as ironic and made me wonder if there really could be Russian spies in America posing as Americans.
Great story - scarily believable!
Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators. He does fantastic accents and voices and always brings me into whatever story I'm listening to.
The story was compelling and the characters were interesting.
All of DeMille's other work. This falls right in line with his others.
He was very easy to listen to, very smooth performance.
I didn't have an extreme reaction to the book, but there were parts I didn't enjoy due to the content. I'm not a big fan of a great deal of violence.
While the story went on a bit too long, I found listening to the story very interesting and enjoyed the unique plot.