Another special download from audible.com--first in a series. In this one, the cop falls for the reporter dame, with many undercurrents and in the background of a senior cop shot. I liked it, but believe I'll wait awhile for the second in the series.
As much a lesson in life and the human condition as it is sci-fi, this book was a very good predictor of the future. Written in 1933, it predicted many things that have come to pass. Alas, humanity has not gotten past that nasty aggressive war thing and life goes on.
A book written in the thirties, it postulates rocket travel to another planet after the earth is doomed. I have to admit, I couldn't put it down...even though one of the characters, a New York socialite, brings along his "jap" manservant. On to "After Worlds Collide."
While this book was educational, it was very boooorrrinnnng. The author believed that he should explain the workings of a computer in order to describe the cornficker infection. After hearing about mano v mano and the foibles of various players, I decided that he had an axe to grind and set the "listen" to fast forward. I've read Bowden books in the past, but this one was baaaaad.
Book 3 of 3 tied up all the Clancy-like plot lines nicely. I thought that the book concluded a post apocalyptic scenario so that all the characters continued with their lives in a way that was as believable as any sci-fi book can be. The exaggerated politics of a national capital in (liberal Seattle contrasting with a batch of rednecks in Texas was well played. After book one, Without Warning, I began to wonder how the world would evolve back to a normal state. While it required a couple of books, the author eventually got there. I'll read more of Birmingham.
Final book of the series, but not chronologically. Old and new characters chase Che' in the Congo; a strange mix of tactical operations combined with President Johnson's hands-on approach. I enjoyed the book and the series. Will try another Griffin series.
Book 8 of 9 in the "Brotherhood..." series. Good book that intertwines with "The Aviators" and set circa 1964. Again, the main characters developed well and are well traveled. There are minor errors of context, but the research is exquisite. Further, it's written from an Army perspective and isn't very joint in nature. Perhaps Special Ops did not get joint until after 1979? On to the last book of the series: "Special Ops."
#8 of 9, The Aviators is about development of Army aviation. There's also some ops from 1964...hmmmm. On to #7--intertwined with #8.
I just can't put these books down. They just keep coming up on my ipod. I like the Lowell character best: he's filthy rich but is engaged by work in the Army. Confined to staff puke work, he continues to amaze, then punches the pooch. On to book #6, The Generals.
Fourth in the series, just as exciting as the previous three. Our heroes proceed along their careers, meshed in the history of the USA during the late 50s to early 60s. Is the Army that root bound? On to number five!
Another great Women's Murder Club book--my #10 of 13. Lindsay gets married and catches the real killer while saving a baby. What a read/listen! Show me #11
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