This book is really boooorrrrriiinng. It purports to tell the story of Marbury v Madison, one of the first US Supreme Court decisions.
But, it illuminated political activities during the early period of US history, in long, excrucia
Harry Bosch at his best, in deep doo-doo with his quirky boss(es) and getting results. There's a little international flare, the victim is European, but this 20 year old unsolved murder is all California based. I listened with interest and completed it in a couple of days. Meanwhile, Harry tries to raise his daughter; I wonder if Harry will get another wife?
Another, and third book, in the Rock Rats series--this one covers corporate war in the asteroid zone. Corporations at war? Hmm, now that's a concept. There's good strategy in this book and just enough fighting to make it fun; too much more and it would be as exciting as reading US revolutionary war stores about battles in the counties of New Jersey (Yawn!). The book is chock full of really bad guys--our heroine tries like mad to kill them off. The crescendo at the end is followed by a bland war's end, which isn't an unrealistic one...just unexciting. On to the next Bova book.
Good read by Cornwell. The characters develop and we begin to wonder if Cornwell is a Scarpetta wannabe? Maybe? It took me 17 books to figure that out and I'm slow? Again, the whodunit is mired in the minutiae of the character's lives and the story drones on until the final exciting conclusion...just like it was designed...and I couldn't put it down. I thought this one was an average work by the author--but now I'm hooked and onto the next one!
A continuation of the "Destroyermen" series. Some characters in the plethora of characters, developed more fully as the story moved on--slowly. At one point three battles raged simultaneously and it was difficult to track progress in all of them or to understand the strategic import as the gore continued. No plot limes concluded and the author might as well have cut out some text and combined a few books. Nevertheless, I read/listened to all of it.
Expecting a book about flying adventure and helicopters, I got a legal drama. Despite the book's wrapping in the banality of the legal process, the theme and exciting plot continued until the very end. I thought that a couple of the lawyers ought to be taken out back and shot, but that is the talent of the author coming through. Teased with innuendo and crammed with facts, the book is a winner. Read more Huston!
Teenage ninja time traveler! Enjoyed it immensely. There's a sequel...where? ..........It looks like Audible needs some more words in this review, so here are some more words.
Boring book. Listened to this as long as I could stand. The sci-fi happened long ago before the book began and the book was just one, long, soap opera. I got bogged down in the main character's life events and couldn't extricate myself from the minutiae, so I quit reading. Maybe it has a good conclusion, but I'll never know!
I really enjoyed this book. It's so like military service -- one maintains a sense of humor or goes nuts. While the stories are familiar from the movie and all the sitcom episodes, hearing them again as a book was very enjoyable, I couldn't put it down. The people come together to get the job done and compensate for the horror in multiple ways; suddenly it's all over and everyone goes home.
I know that this is a classic sci-fi and that nobody will care that I had to plod through it. I listened to a British version and it was dopey. I began to feel like I was listening to a Shirley Temple movie. Especially heinous was the brit accent on the New Mexican pueblo indian..."bay-ah" for "bear," e.g. I could see the New Mexico impact on his book as he must have spent some time here before the book was published in 1931. As for the predictions, I can begin to see them coming, but who would want to live in an environment like that?
I liked this book and listened to it almost straight through. Couldn't resist the parallel between Piper Kerman in this book and Cheryl Strayed (Wild) as both overcame adversity and told the story about it...then profited from a book. The story appealed to me because she admitted her guilt and recovered from it--with the help of the other inmates at Danbury. Now, where is that TV show?
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