Mr O'Reilly should use a pro narrator. He's better here than in his first two "killing" books, where his voice would drop at the end of sentences, usually the last syllable. Found myself straining to hear. A distraction. Also His NY accent is unappealing to me personally. It isn't music to my ears.
Killing Kennedy was the best, mainly because its contemporary and we all can remember where we were when we heard President Kennedy was shot, plus all the intrigue with MM. Press me and I'll say it ranks third.
Can't say as I liked the performance as put up with it. I liked most of the content though.
No. The author made assumptions to make the book more readable. Filled-in gaps in history to help with visualizing the era. I'd be thinking, "Where'd he come up with that?"Then again I said the same thing reading the other two "killing" books. If a person is interested in Jesus, the Bible is a better source.
This is a book about the human Jesus, and that's fine, except that Jesus was both God and man. What Christianity teaches is that Jesus was fully human and fully God, which is difficult for our quite finite and mortal minds to wrap itself around. Jesus is only half portrayed, but then it isn't about Jesus, but about his "killing". Its a decent read as it refreshed and enlightened the unspeakable death Jesus suffered for you and me.
Not right now
It wasn't the narrator. The topic got boggy, and couldn't keep me from thinking about how I hate the gym, where I listen to these things. Major barometer for an audio book, that is, is it good enough to not let me think where I am and how I'd prefer to be eating bon-bons.
In the middle. I prefer fiction.
Depiction of how Kennedy's body brace affected his assassination. Like a perfect storm
It did make me sad, and upset in general. The topic itself isn't a feel-good thing, but I adored this President and was only 17 when he died. I cried in a department store bathroom at the time.
Read all of O'Reilly's "Killing" series. This is the best of them, in my humble opinion.
Near the top, simply on plot. Well-weaved.
Yes. Like most mystery readers, I like to try to figure out "Who dunnit", and this one held its secret for quite awhile.
His portrayal of the main character, a salty, but sweet PI
I wasn't a fan of the potty language. It doesn't enhance a book when used liberally, which I thought it was. Still, a well done book.
It had a good plot and a satisfactory ending. I had never read any of Silva's books and knew nothing of his main character. Silva managed catch-up from past novels without belaboring it. Quite satisfying, though it did blog down for a few chapters.
A good narrator always places the reader at each scene. I was not disappointed. Guidall doesn't do female voices well. The ladies sounded similar, yet it wasn't too distracting.
Light and fluffy, just what was needed to unwind.
The performance and light mystery, English style. Charming!
I would recommend it. The plot grabbed you right away. The writing had aspects of poetry and a lyrical quality at times along with technical aspects of law and crime investigation. It was though, a study of human character, flawed as we all are, but presented with a sensitivity not seen that often in male psyches.
Plot twists and nuances.
No. I could put it down
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