I refuse to believe this is Mr Marlantes first book, but searches turned up nothing else. Great prose and character development all lead to an awesome story. As a retired Marine, the authenticity of the characters reminded me of Marines I've served with. The narration is as good as any I've heard so far. Well worth the buy.
WOW...I've got to get the print of this book and read it, then listen to it again, then read it again. Absolutely one of the best McCarthy books out there. Brutal doesn't describe adequately the vision he gives you of this period of our country and history.
Richard Poe delivers an excellent performance!! Well worth the credit spent.
Credits are gold and this is a great one to use them on!!
This was my first book by Gillian Flynn and as a result of becoming completely engrossed by this story, these characters and the exceptional performance of the narrators I went on a binge with her other two books. Do not miss out on this book! Well worth the credit and time. I found myself taking extra time getting to work or back home just trying to get to a point where I could leave it!
BTW, her other two books are just as good. Much darker...much, much darker, but excellent stories and worth the time and credit.
I haven't read the print, but the narrator is what brought this story home for me. Great choice!!
I liked the way the story was laid out, is timeline and how it tied everything together. The authors set out to show you a different side of the Macbeth story and actually make you want to reach into the story to tell Macbeth to just stop!!! Stop making these terrible decision and be a great King!! When you feel that way, you know the book is good!
Story was good, keeps you going. Sometimes though it becomes simply unbelievable that there are that many stupid people in the judicial system in Texas! So with that, Mr. Grisham's political views definitely come through in the book.
Scott Sowers is best with the narration portion, however, most of the characters voices he attempts to create are simply irritating to listen too! Overall, worth the credit.
Couldn't wait for this book to come out on Audible as it has been so long since I read it. Absolutely worth the credits and time. Steven Weber does a great job with the narration, putting you right in the story and characters.
I really liked this book, good storyline and character development. But I was also really glad when I got to the end. It is a long listen so be prepared, and I would not suggest listening to it in THREE DAYS like a previous reviewer. I listened to Kings "IT" right before this one (Another 40+ hours and an extremely great listen) so I'm not sure if I needed to just get to the end and that affected how I felt about the book.
If you enjoy Scott Brick, you'll enjoy the story as well. It will be really interesting to see where the author takes the story as he is commited to two more books on it as well.
I know what the other listeners are saying when they talk about how this book was hard to get into, somewhat slow and takes a little bit to get to the heart of the story. For me it was the authors accent that had me not enjoying the first hour or so, but the story took off and from there I enjoyed the story to the end. Can't wait to get the others. Stick with it and you'll enjoy it.
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