What a thrilling ride with unexpected twists and new characters all along--well developed. Couldn't wait to finish this book. Highly recommend the first two books in this "series". Well written and researched. A good look into the KGB, their ruthlessness and the change possible in some. Near the end, however, the author has a character watching the sun go down from "Brighton Beach."-- did the author forget that the Atlantic is facing east from this area? Perhaps I misunderstood. Highly recommend this book.
What a read! Joe and family are back for sure with a thrilling story set in the Wyoming/Montana part of the USA. I highly recommend that readers look for the Joe Pickett series and start with the first book. They won't disappoint! This was a mighty fine read and we feel like we know Joe, Mary Beth, girls and Nate. Several stories and events reveal themselves and, as always, the topic is very timely. If I could give this book a 10 I would.
Couldn't put this book down. What a read, brought the times to life and brought the people, rich, poor, political to life. This is historical fiction at its very best. Not your dry telling at all. I plan to reread it because there is so much great material. Author Larson presented each side with dynamic storytelling: the Brits, the Germans and the USA. This is a book not to miss, fascinating.
The first half of the book ( a "one flew over the cuckoo nests") look alike had little character development in a WW II German psychiatric unit. The heroes suffered regular shock treatments and medication. They spend their time on their back in beds.
The second half of the book was more interesting, however the characters were beat up, shot and still able to do miraculous things. I had to suspend a lot of common sense with this read. The narrator did an excellent job and was the only reason we kept this book.
The best book I have read from Mr. King. I couldn't put it down, and with Will Patton as narrator all I can say is, "wow". What a great listen from the get go through the very end. I really liked that the book was current. timely and was a real thriller with great characters. Mr. King is truly a master storyteller and you cannot do better than this book. I was immediately sucked in and was in for an enthralling read. Hated to see it end! Just a fantastic read..I don't think it would have been nearly as good without reading it on audible.com.
What a great read! Plenty of plot twists, turns and surprises. The main character, Jake, is very skilled but also from time to time shows that he is human. The author built suspense and did not divulge the importance of "the book" until the end; plenty of intrigue at the highest level. I didn't want the book to end...and will definitely look for more from this author.
Scott Brick is one of our favorite readers and, again, did not disappoint. Thank you, Mr. Brick.
I enjoyed the audible book through the first half. By the second part the book began to resemble all those other "holocaust" stories and I don't think I will be able to wade through the retelling. Yes, it was horrible. Yes, it needs to be remembered. But, sometimes we have to let history be history and not be constantly reminded of this horrible time. The story started in a most unique manner, moved along pretty good..then became redundant. I am Jack's wife, so this is not Jack's take; however, he said he would not be interested in another holocaust story. There are so many great books to read.
Another good Joe Pickett adventure. We have read all the books in this series and felt like this one quit a chapter or two too early, with many loose ends for the next book to resolve. Anyone reading this book would certainly be left wondering what happened to key players. This book ends like a "soap opera". However, the reader was excellent! and I will be waiting for the continuing saga.
I usually really enjoy this author...but, this story was difficult to keep on reading. Very slow for the first half of the book then the story line moved along a bit faster. The story was just interesting enough to have to finish in order to see what happened. It felt like it took six years to read. As usual, Scott Brick read the character excellently but the story was just not satisfying.
I held off reading this book because I do not care for time travel genres....highly recommend this book. I am so glad we bought it and I envy those who will be reading it. A great story, Fab reader. Thank you, Mr. King.
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