you miss a dimension to Renko's character.
I picture the author writing at the computer with a paint brush stuck behind his ear. Smith paints with words!
I look at the fish counter in the store a whole new way after listening to this story.
An awful lot of this story happens BEFORE the beginning of this book.
I hate feeling that I have come into the middle of a story. Yes, this is a stand alone book but you miss the big picture if you do not read The 9th Girl first. Makes me wonder if I should have started this series- that- isn't- advertised- as- a- series earlier. Perhaps I wouldn't have felt I had fallen asleep and missed something, as happened more than once in the 9th Girl.
The narrator is so bad it is hard to look beyond her performance to speak of the story. She ruined it.
Now I understand why great grandfather, a large landholder, lost most of his Nebraska farmland in the 1920's.I mistakenly assumed it was connected to the stock market crash.
Listening to this book I cannot help but relate it to the drought situation in the west right now. Don't we learn from history? What will happen when the underground lakes are emptied? This story of the dust bowl really made me stop and think about our future.
My review may be biased as I am the daughter of a WWII submarine skipper. I knew only one of the men but I knew their children. The traits shared by these men come through in the details of this chronicle. It is these details that make this so riveting. A must read (or listen) for those interested in the submarine aspect of WWII. I wish the narrator had put in a little research before he read the script....he mispronounced naval terms and even the name of one of the subs.
If you like Nelson DeMille's wisecracking John Corey, you'll become a fan of Kate's.She is cut from the same irreverent cloth.
I have to praise Scott Brick. He does not attempt to make female voices that annoying falsetto that so many narrators use. He is one of the best.
a long time ago. No cell phones, a dime for a phone call, $40,000 buys a luxury home, being able to store items in the locker of a bus station for a week, $75 is an expensive hotel room, and so on.That said, Travis is a great character and each book just makes me a bigger fan.
The narrator is perfect. I hope he did all 21 books.
I will not continue the series. Odd is an intriguing, likeable character, but i do not lean towards the supernatural. Usually I am a serial reader but Odd's story is complete for me.
and those who like the old ways."IF not one of these, then you might find this story a little pointless.
While the narrators fit the story, it was hard to understand them at times, especially the woman. Was it "t-shirt" or "teacher, " for example. Usually the meaning is apparent, but sometimes there is confusion because you "hear" the wrong word.
The first part of the story was exquisite, but then too many characters were introduced making me wish for more about the original characters.
Once you start this one, do not plan to take a break for about 10 hours!
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