Im a huge Sandford fan. Mad River doesnt dissapoint. Good story, great characters, keeps your attention. Smooth story with great action and the depth of the characters is what sets his books apart, for me.
I enjoyed this short story, as much as I have enjoyed ANY short story I ahve ever read, or listened to. I really enjoy the rare look into a young Jack Reacher's life. Gives the reader a good feel for how Reacher was brought up, and what makes him.......him., I guess. I liked it alot.
A short story, that lacks something. Not sure, what it is, but I just didnt enjoy this story, as much as I enjoy the books. It seemed rushed perhaps, or maybe the story itself, just isnt that good. Its worth the couple bucks it costs, but it doesnt measure up to the rest of the Reacher books. If there is going to be short stories, I like the type that go back, into Reacher's past, when he was a kid, give me some background. There is one like this, its title escapes me right now, but that one was a nice listen.
I love John Grisham's books, and I will continue to read/listen to his books as they come out. This book was dissapointing. It is a really good concept, with some really deep characters, as always. Polarizing characters, in each direction. But I found the ending a bit rushed, or maybe forced.? It almost seems like there could be a sequal, IDK. Maybe not. All I know for sure, is how it made me feel, and how I felt was, dissapointed, looking for more information, more closure, and this just might be my need for a tight little bow, at the end. But I really enjoyed this book, I love the setting, thie time, and the plot. I can relate to the characters, the lawyers and the clients. Grisham always does a great job, with the characters development (my opinion). I guess the greatest fault I find in this book, is the ending. Too short. Too 'untidy'. Not enough closure for me. He left some ?'s unanswered, some boxes left open, maybe thats what he wanted, and perhaps I am not sophisticated enough to completety understand or 'like', that type of ending. Read it, I think you'll like it. Why wouldn't you read it?
I am partial to the "PREY SERIES", by John Sandford. I have read/listened to them all. They are my favorite. This book is one of many, Sandford books that will not dissapoint, if you like this genre. Well written, and the narrator does a wonderful job. The combination writer, narrator, is the best I have found. Every John Sandford audiobook, is as goodas the last. If you like murder, mystery, suspense, thriller, you will like this series, these books are just plain good, very good. Try one. Start with "Rules of Prey", book one, and work your way down the list. Trust me.
I enjoyed this book, it pulled me in. I start listening to alot of books, in which I do not finish. I finished this one, although, I didnt like the ending. I would have liked to learn more about the killer. I would have liked to see more of the story through his eyes. I enjoyed the protagonist, and his point of view. As the story, drew to a close, and then ended, I felt unsatisfied. I wanted more of the story. It ended ubruptly, I thought. I would recommend this book, if you like this genre. Murder, mystery, thriller(maybe).
I liked it. I enjoy history, and with this book, history is what you get. The narration is obviously a bit different, since it is a compilation of lectures. College style. I know this might bore some listeners, but I enjoyed it. It is, what it is, no more, no less, an informative lesson on Norse history, a bit of Norse mythology, and what seems to be a true account, and a timeline, of the Scandinavian people, and their culture, their customs, and their history. If you enjoy history, and nonfiction, I think you should give it a shot. Especially if your of Norwegian heritage.
The first in a series of over 20 Lucas Davenport books. I didnt start with this one, and you don't have to start with this one, they are very well written, well developed, loveable characters, one can really relate to. I have read/listened to all of John Sandfords books, and I truly love them all. I do. In 'Rules of Prey', we get to know Lucas, a Minneapolis detective who discovers his love and talent for hunting murderers. A narcotics/robbery cop, with a net of people on the streets, uses his connections to hunt down the Mad Dog. Sandford does a great job with all of his books, this one especially since it is his first in a wonderful series. If you enjoy this type of book, this genre, you'll enjoy this series. I live only 100 miles from Minneapolis, in WIsconsin, and all of the stories are basically based in Minneapolis, a couple of the stories wander into northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota. If you are from any of these places, you will find that Sandfords descriptions of these towns and cities, are fully accurate, and you will really enjoy the familiarity.
I really love this series of books. I would tell anyone who would listen, to get one try it out, maybe you will like it as I do, maybe not, but its worth one listen, I think.
A very good book, per usual. I am a huge John Sandford fan, and every six months I literally can't wait until his next book arrives. The Prey Series is my favorite Sandford series. I used to read them all, now I listen to them. I expect so much from them, I want them to live up to my expectations, and 'Silken Prey' does exactly that. It has a very good story, with well developed characters, one in particular, that everyone can relate to and unilaterally despise. Along with the regular cast of characters, which do not disappoint, EVER. I really wish I was just now, discovering the 'Prey Series' and could listen to them, just now, for the very first time. If that is you, DO IT!!! NOW!!! Don't wait, start now.
This book.is classic, Sandford, with classic and typical Sandford elements. Suspense, mystery, brutality, a little gore, some nasty people, some great people, some surprises, the usual charm and humor, and most important of all, a story line that is really, second to none.
So if you are on the fence whether or not to buy and listen or you are just looking for a good book lo listen to, just buy it. You can thank me after you listen. Or, a better idea, go get 'Rules of Prey', and listen to it, then go and get 'Shadow Prey', and listen to it, then go get, 'Eyes of Prey', listen to it, and then go and get 'Silent Prey'.......And like I said before, you can thank me after. And, Your Welcome. : -)
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