Not a fan of Jack Ryan or his son Jr but I thought I would try again. I am bored to death and think the title should be "Sleepy Vector". Returning the crappy Tom Clancy rip off now. Words, words, words words, words words words words no story, no plot.
I had to write a review on this book which I really liked mostly in response to Cidney from New Orleans. She states that you more or less could ride your bike to work. LOL. What kind of work do you do that operates without power, computers, printers, bathrooms, water, do I need to go on. The emergency generator doesn't work. In the event of an EMP strike there would be no power for perhaps six months to a year. With out the big trucks that you all hate taking up the road you run out of food and water in the grocery stores in three days. Less if panic sets off riots and a rush on the stores.. I am over weight and could lose a few pounds but they say starvation is the most painful horrible way to die. If you have food stored are you ready to protect it from a once friendly neighbor who is out and has to watch his children die slowly. Sure share it is the moral thing to do but then you watch your own die. Then the roving bands of thieves that spring up looking for the weak easy targets. Look what happened at the Super Dome in just a short time after Katrina. Nothing made within the last forty or fifty years will work. Modern farming takes big machinery and a lot of water to feed the people. And how that that is ready for harvest get to market any way. Experts estimate 30% dead in the first few weeks. 50% as the diseases start spreading. This book is right on in every way and to take EMP lightly is folly on your part. No disaster natural or man made to date will match the loss of life on the horizon due to an EMP strike. We spend billions on the junk science of stopping global warming (which to date has not proved to have killed anyone.) when a real danger of biblical proportions is only the push of a button away. Iran, and North Korea know they can not defeat us in a confrontation. They also know the don't have to. They know all about EMP. Do you?
I almost thought it was John Corey and Kate Mayfield in this book. The storyline gets you thinking, "could that be where all our MIA's are at? Its possible and if true could end what relationship if any the USA and Russia has. I was sceptical about listening to a russian accent for that long but Scott Brick as usual made it easy. Great book.
As Mr. DeMille said in the forward about the movie and being sceptical of John Travolta as Paul Brenner. I like John Travolta but Paul Brenner in the book is not John Travolta. (does that make sense?) Needless to say the book is a great listen and I recommend it.
Someone said that they would listen to George Guidall read the tax code. I feel about the same for Dick Hill after listening to the Nathan McBride series. But, Dick Hill can not save this book. I love WWII stories but come on! A pacifist is the only hope of the Allies to stop Hitler in his diabolical plan to use a new nerve agent on the Normandy invasion troops. Even when shown the evidence the sissy lilly livered scientist cowers down and will not help destroy the gas or manufacture our own. It takes the deception of concocting a story that the cowards brother was shot down and is a prisoner before chicken little mans up to do his duty. By then I had lost interest and decided to read the tax code.
Ben Coes needs more books. More Dewey. This book is the best but very sad at times for what Dewey goes through. But in the end The hero comes out on top but is left with the scars of an emotional struggle that is worse than anything Dewey has endured to date. Mr. Coes hurry up with Book five.
Don't take this wrong, I have loved every Nelson DeMille book I have listened to with the exception of this one. I was bored out of my gourd and kept fast forwarding to find somthing more than the main character arguing with his wife or his lawyer. Idle talk that went on and on with no real substance. I waited, I was persistant, I knew DeMille would show the John Corey wit or Paul Brenner skull bashing but It never came. No one like the lovely Kate Mayfield to contrast with the main character. My review is more entertaining than this book. I gave up and will return it.
This Is the second worse DeMille book but much better than Word Of Honor. Story is about the search for the Holy Grail after an old monk locked in prison for 40 years gets out due to an attack on his prison. That is the best part. Then the three amigo's, two competing men and one women of questionable morality set out to find the black monastery. Sounds interesting? It aint. I think they sat at a table in a cafe and talked about it for about an hour. Then they moved to the library and talked about it for an hour or two. Then they went to the hotel room and talked about it for a long while. Then the woman has sex with one of the horney men and they talk about it some more. Then the slutty woman has sex with the other man and she knows that he knows that she knows he knows that she had sex with the other man but she loves the one man and did it to end the relationship. (pause for breath) Meanwhile back at the Quest, the book is almost finished and the Quest isn't even started. But, in the last few pages they cross the continent, find the monastery, see the grail, are overcome by the spirit of God and leave empty handed feeling great about life in general.
I stumbled opon Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts in the 4.95 bin and really liked it so I thought I would try another. I have always been fascinated by the black hills so the book of the same name caught my eye. It was not as good as Chasing Fire but a good story none the less. Young rebel boy and level headed girl grow up on the farm. As they mature the roles reverse with Cooper being more stable and Lil being..... a...... well.... a girl. I never understood why she loved him then ran from him and claimed he hurt her so badly. But in the end the story twists and turns a bit with killer animals and killer humans. The good guy subdues the girl and wins her heart, again and they live happily ever after. The End
I read this book in paperback a long time ago and loved it. But I read the abridged version that cuts out a mile of Wilburs rambling that authors do to write more and more and more words cause the apparently get paid by the letter or something. Wilbur Smith rambles as good as any of the best. About as well as Dean Koonz. It all sucks and wastes my time. But I cant make myself pay for abridged. Seems like I am not getting my moneys worth. Overall this is a good book and John Lee does well as a narrator. The next book is Sound of thunder and is better. Number 3 is a great listen in "The Burning Shore". One of Wilburs best.
There is a story here and I love the Courtney saga and I love the early Wilbur Smith novels and series. But fifteen minutes or more of an old man having sex with a little girl just shows where Smith has regressed to and where his mind is at. I hope he has no grand children, if so he shouldn't be alone with them. Will the real Wilbur Smith plaese stand up. Unless you like perverts save your credit. When the lion feeds (unabridged) is now availible. I think I will return this one for that one.
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