I do not usually write reviews, for many reasons, but I felt this was warranted a few short comments. First, this was my first Randy White book. At times I felt like I had come in on the middle of the conversation... maybe because it was my first book. Also, I believe the ending was intended to be a cliff hanger but it seemed more of a blatant attempt to sell the next book. I could be wrong... this is just my opinion.
The characters were boring and predictable. I would not say it was a "bad book" but it will not be a book that I will listen to again for the enjoyment. It was kind of bland... not enough salt.
After listening to and enjoying Dead Wake I decided to try another Erik Larson book. I must admit if my history book would have read like a Larson book I would have done much better in school. I enjoyed the way the story played out and the connections were made. This is an excellent book and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in history.
I very much enjoyed this historical novel. Unlike other novels that use history as their backdrop this book is the "story" of history. I really enjoyed it.
I must admit, I knew very little about the assassination of President Arthur until listening to this book. It was very engaging and I enjoyed it immensely.
I would recommend this book to anyone including high school students. It is a very good book.
In the same vain as "Home Alone 3" or "Caddyshack 2" this book was a different story about the same thing as "A Walk In The Woods" but it was by far inferior to that book. I enjoyed listening to it, but it will not be a book I would listen to again and again as I have the aforementioned. The author was really not the best choice of narrator in my opinion. I do admire that he is a true "thru hiker". Often times I would get lost in the abundance of trail names.
I liked the book but I did not love it.
The male performer was like listening to finger nails on a chalkboard when attempting the female characters voice and accent. Awful!
This is the first book out of 167 individual titles that I could not stand to listen to for one more second. The story is completely ridiculous and the characters are totally unlovable. I am really very confused by other reviews singing the praises of this totally useless book.
I agree with some of what has been written but I still felt that this was a good purchase for me. There were so many story lines it sometimes got a little confusing I'm still not sure of what happened with one of them. (Will not spoil here) After the book I decided to rent the movie. Do not get the two confused, they have nothing in common except the man named Bourne. And the movie was REALLY bad! Talk about a waste of money.
I digress, as for the Narrator, Scott Brick is my favorite and I feel he did a fine job considering how many story lines he was trying to cover. As for his slow speech I feel like that is his style and I had no problem with it.
This is a long book, it was not a one afternoon listen but if you have a long drive, or can spread it out over several days I feel it was a good listen for a while then take a break.
You may need to take notes while you listen to keep up with all of the branches on the story but overall I felt like this was a decent book. Much better then some I have listened to.
I have over 150 audio books in my library. I have never written a review, but I felt that I must comment that this is a great book and encourage other listeners to purchase it. The writer follows at least five story lines but you never feel overwhelmed or confused. The division into "books" also helps move the story along.
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