I usually love James Lee Burke books...but only the ones narrated by Will Patton. This narrator made every character sound the same to the point where I got lost in the story and could not finish the book. I agree with another comment on this page.....if you are going to select this book...read it don't listen to it.
Narrator was the worst.
The author is awesome and his other books narrated by Will Patton are the best.
Only if that friend did not have a problem listening to a lot of cussing. I like the characters just not the language. Even though I know Cops probably do talk like this on occasion, I just thought the cussing was excessive.
Not really, it was predictable but good.
Someone who is able to pull off male voices better. I rea---lly hated the voice for Peabody and other male characters. As a female narrator, she didn't pull off the male voices well at all and Peabody just sounded stupid.
It would be okay, just cut down on the bad language.
This will probably be my last book by this author as I can't take what I felt was excessive bad language. It didn't add to the story and as a quote I saw once said...."Cussing shows your ignorance of the English language"......If the author's intent was to make the cops sound poorly educated and shallow.....he succeeded.
Didn't read the print version.
Faith. Her character was very believeable and I liked her style.
The different voices she did fit the characters.
Maybe when Faith realized it was her brother that was the criminal. But, I just liked the whole story line. It was well written and kept me interested throughout.
I would have Dick Hill narrate it. Johnathan McClain is an ok narrator but I got lost in the story sometimes because all the voices sounded the same. Also, his voice is too soft for the image I have of Jack Reacher. Where as Dick Hill has the right amount of raspiness to his voice to pull it off.
Bring Dick Hill as narrator back. The story was great I just could not hardly get past the narration.
He isn't Jack Reacher......
If the right person were playing Jack Reacher, yes!
Can't say it enough....I like Dick Hill as Jack Reacher.
I think those who have an indepth knowledge of the places, politics and charaacters prior to listening to this book. I thought I was going to be able to follow it but there was too much detail and I got lost in all the characters and locations. As one person said in their feedback....listen with a map at hand.
I didn't really care for his voice so it was hard for me to listen.
It probably would be a very good listen for those studying historical facts, who already has points of reference prior to listening...It's not for the casual listener. To sum it up...I was looking for a novel and this came across more like a textbook.
Yes if you want to know the details surrounding this case.
The depths in which one person full of hatred would go to strike back at another. Pure narcissist behavior unveiled.
I truly enjoyed the fact that his voice captured the essence of the characters and kept me interested through a very lengthy storyline. I enjoyed hm so much so that I searched for all the books he had narrated and will be listening to more from him.
A Case of Sheer Betrayal
Although the book is long....I was captivated by the story and I was saddened by the fact that the police seemingly could not do anything to stop him.
Yes...before reading I was unfamiliar with exactly how Lincoln was assassinated and now I know.
How all the important characters were developed.
Since I am a fan of the O'Reilly Factor, having him read it to me offered a since of trustworthiness to the facts.
There were two parts...the detail of Lincoln's final minutes and the detail of what his assassin had to endure before he died. I had no idea what John Wilks Booth had to go through while on the run, but I guess it was as a consequence of what he had done to a mighty man of historical significance.
The suspense and the narrator. The narrator is how I found this book. I like how Richard reads and his voice so I looked up all the books he has narrated.
Patrick Bowers the lead character...he's invincible.
Yes....although there were some slow parts...it picked back up quickly.
This is my first in the series and I plan to go back to the Pawn and listen to them all.
Although the story line was excellent, I could hardly get past all the profanity. The
Didn't really care for this narrator. Listen to the sample before you purchase.
I am a huge Ted Dekker fan and I love most of his books. However, I've got to admit, this one along with "Three" are his best. This is a must listen to, and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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