Audible has opened up a whole new world of reading that I could not make work in the traditional page turning world. I am on a mission to listen to a wide variety of adventures, mysteries, thrillers, classics, etc. Thank you Audible!
As I listened to this book I knew I was going to have to write a review to express how impressed I was by the wonderful creation Mr. James W. Huston created. Even though I had a hard time giving this style of a book 5 stars it earned all five of them in each area.
When reading the synopsis of this book I was quiet hesitant to make the leap of using a credit and committing to the 12+ plus hours of my time listening to a book of this type. The positive ratings and reviews convinced me to take the chance and boy was I glad that I did. The author does an amazing job of taking a court battle scenario and putting so much action, twists and intrigue that I found myself looking for ways to get more listening time into each day.
I also greatly enjoyed Mr. Joe Barrett's performance/narration of Marine One. He was able to make the individual characters have distinct voices, styles and speech patterns that enriched the listening experience. He allowed me to feel the different character's levels of intensity, desperation, pompousness, admiration, fear, frustration, joy, etc. with such success that the story came to life for me. If "legal suspense" is a type of book that you enjoy then this is a no brainier, but for all the others out there thinking like I had ("I don't know") I recommend you take the chance and then be ready to clear out your schedule because it is hard to stop listening once you get started.
Kind of like Clancy meets Grisham. Thriller that has elements of military and aviation combined with legal tussling, with a dash of politics thrown in to boot. Not quite as good as Clancy or Grisham, but good fun.
quite exiting trial story, though basically inevitable result.
Joe Barrett has a nice voice and his voice fit very well in different characters in the book.
This was easy to listen and I almost listened this in one go.
It isn't Mitch Rapp :-) !
When the plaintiffs attorney gets his head handed to him (figuratively of course).
The surprised and surprise witness
Who knew a story about the presidential chopper could be so ingrossing.
Criminal defense Lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read mostly non-fiction.....history, science, military biography. My quirky side likes Zombie Books? Will also pick up a fiction bestseller once in a while. Favorite movie: Being There
The story is very good. The technical aspects of the accident and investigation are interesting. The main character is very likable and you root for him throughout the book. Overall an interesting story and definitely worth a listen. If the book has any drawbacks, its the lack of exposition of the various characters, who appear and disappear so frequently that they are hard to keep straight sometimes. Also, although the ending is well done and edge of your seat stuff, it seems lacking somehow. It's as if the author had a deadline and had to end the story about a chapter or two early.
BTW, the narrator is top class.
Definitly. This book will remain in my library for a long time to enjoy again and again
This has to rate at the top of the books I've listened to.
The story builds and builds until the tension becomes so great you just can't stop listening.
The climax is so dramatic and so unexpected that it draws you right into the moment.
The climax, and the way the truth finally came out.
It grabbed me so I had to put off other things I needed to do, because just had to know how this was going to end.
The ending did not really fall in-line with the rest of the book. Maybe intended to be a surpirse, but really just left me wondering why bother.
Narration was the only saving grace on this book.
Addicted to audible, I listen at least 60 hours a week. A long haul trucker it helps pass the long hours on the road
I started not to get this book based on the description from publisher, it did not seem to be something I would enjoy. I love legal thrillers and got it anyway. It was the best decision I have made regarding audio books. The twists and turns will keep you wondering what will happen next. Get the book and sit back and enjoy.
This was NOT my favorite book from audible. I got it during the paperback sale on a lark. It's a decent book, with some strong central characters. However, the ending really irritated me. The main story was wrapped up, but all of the parallel lines of smaller stories were just left hanging. When I was teaching speech I would have counted off for the "psychological noise" factor.