This started a little slow but ramped up fast after the first hour or so. A little sappy with dogs, love, really bad guys, a good guy and murder combined but it turned out to be a truely good listen. Narrator was very great.
The Bloody Nine Fingers has spend the recent past hiding as a meek farmer watching over his "step" children. They don't know his past. Then all hell breaks loose, someone has kidnapped two of the children, killed friends and burned down the farm. With the help of his older, tough "step" daughter they go after the kidnappers.
With limited mention of the Union and the Maji this story stands well on it's own. Well read with good charater development.
In the end Nine Fingers knows he can't hide from his past. Good lead in to another story.
Ooops - I wrote this for another book...but to paraphrase: It was nice to listen to a book that didn't make technology into the devil. A good and easy book to listen to while driving.
Finally a book that doesn't make technology the devil. A good, easy to listen to book.
This is an interesting discussion on the Chicago Worlds Fair and the parallel activities of a very bad "mass" murderer. Unfortunately it was not the thriller expected. Even with Scott Brick's narration it fell short of expectations. If you're interested in the history behind the building of the Chicago Worlds Fair complex this is not a bad listen. The "bad guy" is a wimp with no guts. His character and his deeds need more development. To much left to the imagination - it needs more developement on the fear and terror of his victims. He deserves to be hated, make it easier.
Wow - I felt like I was 15 again - sex so fast I didn't get a chance to enjoy it... Don't get me wrong, I like the added sexual tension Smith typically provides. It has a place. But so early in the book, no real build-up to the event, just raw, very descriptive sex. Smith's descriptions of the acts are very real, making it difficult to drive and listen. As for the main character, a supposed strong women who men fear. But a down right wimp, whiny, flacid personality when it comes to here daughter. She crys and whines like a teenager when she should be even stronger. Maybe later in the book she'll improve. I'm only a few hours into the book and plan to continue listening. Got to hope ol' Wilber pulls this one off in the end.
Tough to get into. Sandra Burr does a poor job of character representation. I feel like I'm being read to by a non-professional. Maybe Auel'sooks are hard to narrate. I listen for short periods, trying to get into some type of cadence with Burr but it just doesn't happen. I like Auel's books, maybe I'll actually read this one.
Without a doubt this was one of the better books I've listened in years. Man's cruelty to man is always a difficult lesson. Man's ability to survive that cruelty is amazing and up lifting. How one can forgive such monsterous people is difficult to understand. "Unbroken" will make you laugh, cry and think long and hard on how you would react to such unbelievable barbarity. This is a part of history we all should read about.
Kate Reading does a good job but I find Michael Kramer a difficult listen. He doesn't have the characters right. His general speaking is almost monotone. I like Robert Jordan but this book may not make it past the first section in this series. At least until I find I've run out of books on my ipod. And, that may take a while.
I like Terry Goodkind but Mr. Tsoutsouvas' reading was very disappointing. Having listened to Audiobooks for many years this is the first I've chosen not to complete. Maybe I'll download it to my Kindle and read it the conventional way.
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