No, unless they wanted to relive the shame of the LAPD's last forty years.
Stop the authors notes. It distracted. They should have been incorporated into the story.
Also, the 1991 Riots from the Rodney King verdict were included in the epilogue. Why not have kept it as part of the story, unless you didn't want to explain the 20+ years in between the Watts Riots and the RK verdict?
basically, I didn't think the story lived up to the title and description of the book.
No, but he gave a good read.
Actually, I probably would because most of what would translate to the silver screen would hold my attention.
I can't think of anything short of rewriting the entire story that would make me score this 4 or 5 stars.
Yes, but more cautiously.
Not much. He did ok - I gave him 3 stars.
Many of what I considered gratuitous sex scenes.
This story isn't a mystery - it started out so, but there wasn't any unfolding of anything more than characters that couldn't get me to feel anything for them - good or bad. The pregnancy was so predictable, the end to the villains was predictable. I bought it several months ago, got to a third, and just had to stop what had become noise in my head. I finally picked it up again after finishing another book and I found myself forwarding the chapters just to get through this book. Sorry Mr. Follett.
Imaginative, believable, enjoyable.
While this is clearly not a Conan Doyle story, the Holmes that King developed is true to Doyle's character. I appreciated the story's great pace, in unfolding more of the Beloved Holmes and seeing him evolve into a more well-rounded character with more humanistic qualities.
No. But I very much look forward to reading more of her work.
I cried with the poignancy of some of the scenes between "Russell" as Holmes referred to the lead character and himself.
This was a great introduction to what I have discovered is a long series. This didn't get bogged down with introductions to the characters and development of their personalities. the reader (listener) must jump in with knowledge of the Sherlock Holmes character in order to really enjoy some of the scenes written.
Absolutely the best Listen I've had since I became a member.
Yes. The story kept momentum.
The good guys win - they always do with a Reacher story.
I think it was the recording of the performance by Dick Hill. Mr. Hill's reading of the story, his moderate Russian accents were well executed, but I think the tonal quality could have been enhanced a bit more. It sounded a bit tin-ny, even with a new set of Sony Earphones.
How in this world could they have cast Tom Cruise as a blonde 230 pound 6'5" Jack Reacher?
To those of my friends who read the Harvath series, I would recommend it if, for no other reason than for knowing what happens next to the characters.
Solid performance; didn't distract from the story which is a plus.
I could see Full Black and Black List being made into one movie, but I don't think Black List would stand alone.
The McGyver comment is due to Harvath and the rest of the gang having to be "off the grid" and the low-tech, "old school" ways they communicate.
Fallen Angel ranks in the top 50%
Story complexity falls between a Brad Thor and a Dan Brown novel. The darkness of Gabriel reminds me a bit of David Baldacci's Oliver Stone, in the Camel Club series. Both characters have secrets, and pain that will never be extinguished.
Accents really make the story come alive. I appreciated his subtle changes between characters. It was almost a readers' theatre!
Some conspiracy theories aren't just theories.
My first novel of the series that I read was The Rembrandt Affair. What drew me to this series was the detailed descriptions of fine art pieces, their historical importance and the rich complexity of Mr. Alon, who is someone who kills, and someone who also restores and brings life to artworks.
While the story was good, if not a bit stretched on the conspiracy theory assumptions, I missed the art restorer. I never got to visualize the Caravaggio.
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