This is a great book for anyone interested in military history. Oliver North isn't the greatest writer in the world, but he did a excellent job capturing what it was like to be on the front lines of a modern battlefield. I think it would have been a better listen if he would have done the narration.
It's a Top 20. I'm a big Alex Cross fan and I tend to favor the older books.
Patterson really got you turned around on this one as you thought they were chasing one really smart criminal and you find they are really chasing someone else. Since I had seen the movie many times before listening to the book, I had an idea of what was going to happen but the maze was a lot longer in the book.
When Alex Cross finally realizes who the real criminal was.
Cross' partner, John Samson, always makes me laugh.
Yes, I will definitely listen to this book again. I enjoyed the story and I enjoy Sandford's writing style. He has a gritty style that reminds me of the old Bogart and Cagney movies. His langauge is a little hard to take but didn't detract from the story.
Lucas Davenport, of course. He doesn't take any flak from those he works with and for but can't stand up to the women in his life. Sanford said he wanted to make him bigger than life and I think he acheived his goal.
I really like to listen to Richard Ferrone because he has a great voice and really conveys the emotion of the story. The only problem I had with this story was that I had just finished listening a couple of his
I was a little taken back by the language. It had been a long time since I had read or listened to a Sanford work and I had forgotten how vulgar he could be.
If you're looking for Alex Cross, you won't find him here. If you're interested in historical fiction, check out the Jester. Patterson transports you back in time to France during the Crusades. And what a journey it is. Kind of like a feudal Forrest Gump, but this "Gump" is as sharp as a dagger!
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book because I was really looking for a book about D-Day, but this was much more. Not only did it go into detail about the actual assualt of Pointe du Hoc, but the author give us a real insight into how and why Ronald Reagan help pull America out of the malaise created by the Vietnam War and the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter. A great read for both the WWII buff and the fans of "Dutch."
This was a great book, but you've got to be a real WWII addict to enjoy. Mr. Keegan covers D-Day from the large strategic picture down to the first-person description of the battle. It is a very detailed work. His use of place names and details made it a difficult listen in some areas unless you were looking at a map of Normandy. Overall, however, I really enjoyed it and will probably pick up the hardcover for my WWII collection.
This book kept laughing from 100 all the way to No. 1. Bernard Goldberg takes aim at a large cross-section of people and nails them all. I would have added a couple here and there, but I couldn't argue with anyone in the top 10.
Ann is on the money again with this book. It is shame some of these columns didn't appear on the pages of some our "esteemed" newspapers. Ann doesn't take any prisoners in this one and that's the way I like it. No PC for AC!!
This book should have been required reading for all voters before the 2004 election. I didn't favor Mr. Kerry before listening to this book and my feelings were confirmed after this book. If you like Kerry, then you won't like this book.
Americans, as a whole, don't put a lot of value on their freedom. The saying, "You never know what you have until you've lost it," could become our mantra here in this country if we don't start taking our freedom seriously.
The author of this book knows first-hand what it is like to be deprived of personal freedom and knows what the high cost of freedom is. After serving many years in the Soviet gulag on trumped up charges, he was released and has spent his time championing the causes of the oppressed peoples throughout the world.
We should listen to him and take heed in what he says lest we let our current free society silently slide into a fear society.
Listen to this book and pass it along!
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