Dont waste your time on this one. I was expecting alot I admit but can we say snooze fest! Never mind the machinations that the characters go through to acomplish their mission.
I have a very big problem when the very things you like most about a character are complete thrown away for the sake of filling the pages.
This is not DeMille at his best.
This book is a complete waste of time, the author is obviously a racist and has no style. In the end I was I simply could not believe that the "heroes" of the story after having killed multiple Viet police for no good reason are glorified for outing a presidential candidate who killed people himself in the war. This book is simply stupid.
No. The book is wordy with a lot of unnecessary filler. The main character, Paul Brenner, comes across as a obnoxious, gullible, weak person with one sided opinions.
No, the problem with the audible book may have been the narrators' interpretation and presentation of the main characters.
On a scale of 1 to10, 10 being the best, I would rate this book as a 7.
It could have been written with 25% less pages.
The plot is plausible, but the end leaves you without a definite
solution – not a good ending. I would not recommend the book.
The unabridged length of the book was close to 30 hours and I was skeptical if I could endure. The overview looked interesting and I decided to give it a shot. I should have left the book in the undecided category. Too long and too boring.
or did I miss a download? I had a hard time believing that the main character was stupid enough to keep the company he kept. A real agent would know better, even if he is bitter and retired. Otherwise this was an entertaining and educational listen.
I guess DeMille felt that the world has forgotten the Vietnam War so he goes to Vietnam and tries to re-educate us, all the while wrapping this travelog in an unmoving story that is barely there and hardly believable. This is one long, slow, dull read.
Loved the characters, hated the book. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen. When it did it was sweet but too short. The book is chuck full of info but lacked the spark to excite me. It got to the point that it was just background noise I was listening to while going and coming from work.. As a previous reviewer stated I'm not a literary critic but I know what I like and this was not it..If this had been the first book I'd ever read of his I would never read another one.
I loved the story telling of this tale. It is very realistic in what happens to the main character. I love the style of Nelson DeMille. I would recommend this to anyone.