When I finish a listen, I sometimes like to go back and read reviews just to compare experiences. Another listener commented that the entire premise was preposterous, and that is completely accurate. Completely. But, I can't help but still like this book. This is my third Gregg Hurwitz, and they have similar elements; a man with a troubled childhood is ripped apart from his family, fighting back with an amazing survival instinct and nothing else to lose. Well, call me a sucker, but for whatever reason I'm able to just set my reasoning aside and flow with the story. There is always a strong underdog element going, maybe that's it. There's stuff here that is just done really well in my opinion.
If I did not have my sweet dog to walk and my great treadmill, I would not be able to listen to and enjoy so many Audible books!
The grit of the main character!
Kept me up at night. What a cast of characters, evil, kind, obnoxious...it was a fun and exciting read.
The story started off with a BANG! Then quickly died off. Very depressing. However, the best part is about the first 3 hours. The bank robbery and his life in Iraq.
The entire Ukrainian story line and Cielle
I enjoyed the narrator!
I would not recommend this book
Like the first book by Gregg Hurwitz I read, this one has edge of the seat excitement. He describes just enough to get you right there into the excitement without overload of descriptions. I like that. Another book you won't want to put down.
I made it about a third of the way through. Not terrible, but just really slow, and the main character's underlying depression is a recurrent theme and is a bit of a downer (and gets in the way of the would-be exciting bits).
Yes, I am listening to another now.
I was totally into the story until heading forward the end. It became tedious and predictable. One too many characters died and I'm not referring to deaths at the very end as that's when we get into predictable. I'm referring to the whole portion that took place in the barn. It's a book that should have ended much sooner.
Yes, I have and loved all his narrations.
Yes, yell out Please Just End this Darn Book!