Yes, but it would have to be a really long trip! We listened to this on a drive to the Pacific Northwest and both husband and I were entranced. The reader had many different voices and oddly (or not) the voice of Young Tom Joad sounded just like Henry Fonda! Imagine that. This is not an easy book in that the story is so hard and sad - the Depression and flight west to find work from Oklahoma and other parts of the country's mid-section. The writing is excellent (John Steinbeck...hello!?) and the characters endearing. I may have read this in my youth but I didn't remember it. Everyone should read it and it ought to be required reading in jr or high school classrooms. The history is worth the read.
Juliet Stephenson's voice is compelling and versatile. I agree with another reviewer that she is merciless with those who are worthy of scorn, e.g. Mary. I have not read any Austen with my eyes but so enjoy listening to her words read by so capable a woman.
Anne's conversation with Captain Harville.
Fun, charming, interesting
Hate to say because it might be a spoiler. But her conversation with the butler was certainly enlightening.
Hard not to love Georgie but Belinda is awfully good, too
This is the first in a series and I am already listening to the second one. Takes place in '30s Britain, which venue I love. The description of royal manners, dress, everyday life is intriguing to me. The conflict with Georgiana's feelings for and interaction with her mother are interesting, too. Kellgren is excellent with her voice differentiation and is not overly dramatic, which I find irritating. Look forward to the whole series.
In the top few of the non-fiction listens.
The agent's understanding that Jackie didn't want the public to see Jack with his face blown up so he put his own jacket over the face and chest, which allowed Jackie to let them take Jack into the hospital.
O'Reilly was concise, not overdramatic, and coherent.
Details about Jackie at the hospital.
O'Reilly brings in issues relating to the mob, Sinatra, Cuba, Russia and others. Were any of them involved with Lee Harvey? No way to know...the Russian connection is the only one with any real proximity. He doesn't flatly state that there were no other possibilities than Lee Harvey but the evidence for a one man operation is compelling. Excellent book, good follow up to "Killing Lincoln."
Action, intrigue, twist
Liked the bi-coastal setting as well as the kidnap set up. Very subtle.
Dick Hill is one of my favorite readers. He imbues the characters with character. You get voice nuance that you wouldn't get with your eyes.
Always get some laughs from Reachers: irony, stupidity, off-handedness.
I love reading Jack Reacher books by ear or eye so it's hard not to give 5 stars all the way across all the time. They are not formulaic but perhaps not "great literature" in the formal sense, but they are well researched, interesting and fun. The random settings are always fascinating and each is unique for what can be done there. You learn something new about Reacher each story even if just a turn of mind. Can't wait for the next one!
I read this series 2 decades ago and really enjoyed it. Tried listening again to this one but couldn't get past the first 2 hours. The couple was just so awful! I never got as far as Lt. Delaney's involvement. The initial sadism was just too much so I quit. I have gotten the Second Deadly Sin but I can't decide whether to even start it! The reader was fine...not the problem. Probably shouldn't review it at all, not having finished it, but the early part of this is not for the squeamish.
If you like action, this is a definite must. Nathan McBride is an interesting character with some good friends. He tries to do what is right and sometimes, that is not popular. The peripheral characters are good, too. The family aspects are good, too. My sister and her husband enjoyed this, too. They also enjoy Lee Child, David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, as do we along with Vince Flynn and others. Mr. Peterson is a good addition to our collection.
Without being "like" Mitch Rapp, he is a similar character: independent, strong, flawed, courageous, and loyal.
Dick Hill is a wonderful reader and manages to define separate voices without sounding cartoonish.
The story is great, the reader is great, and there is plenty of action. In fact, it's hard to make yourself stop when you get where you are going if you are in the middle of a good scene!
George Guidall's voices are always right on. You get inflection in the discussion that you wouldn't have reading with just your eyes.
Would have liked to listen to it all in one sitting but we weren't traveling that far! We did get it all done on one trip, but it was in a couple of sessions.
Thank you, Vince Flynn, for creating someone this good. Can't wait to see what his head injury does for him in the next book.
Yes. You learn about Jefferson and other Founding Father stuff while you get a good story and a lot of action.
Wrinkles around every corner. Never knew quite what to expect.
Scott's always good and we like everything he does.
The story is so captivating on its own and the reader is perfect for this book.
One can't imagine how these guys survived everything with nothing. Would we be that resourceful in this society?
Prebble's nuanced reading makes you feel the cold and the pain and the fear of being unsure if the next minute would be your last.
My husband and I laughed at some of the antics and creations of the men and when they heard the work bell and knew they were nearly there, turn on the waterworks.
This book and the know how of the men should be a class in school. I never knew any of this, and I had a really pretty good education!
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