I appreciated this authors approach to this topic. It was a good storyline. A young girl at the point of leaving home for college. She has her plans and ideas pretty well set. She has a problem with the natural gifts she has been born with. The complete upheaval and tranformation of the family. The not subtle life lessons being taught by this book became overdone. I love T. Plummer as a narrator. The analogy of the drop of water continually hitting the stone until it finally cracks open. The water has the power. What happens to rock? It splinters apart becoming other things. This book reminded me of me at a much younger age. The struggle and perpetual foreward thinking to keep everything balanced and running smoothly in the family. The story is about losing illusions, realizing real, accepting what you can and cannot do, moving forward with confidence. I am not an editor, I have trouble finding the right words, it was like being told too much, all in all it is good but you lost me because it seemed to be overstating. Kind of like this review... I think this book can be appreciated by all ages however it seems to speak to a younger audience. However, I am glad I purchased this book. It also makes the common statement of "God and Momma receive the blame for everything".
First most of this info has been published many times before. Second and I admit this is personal but the delivery of this author/narrator is such that I found it difficult/impossible to take him seriously. I personally didn't think this book had merit. But possibly if a different narrator gave the information more weight.
Any tender feelings I had for Larison from the Treven series were snuffed with this short story. I cannot imagine why Barry Eisler felt the need to write this disgusting bag of garbage.
The conflict in this story is so gut wrenching. Wow, make time because I don't think you will want to be interrupted. There is so much in this story I cannot put my thoughts down. It was well written, human, vulnerable, and ultimately painful. I am not sure how Barry Eisler has managed to make the killer human but he is. This entire series has been such a wonderful pleasure filled time for me. I didn't like The Descendants as much until I read Ben Treven's series. I understand better now and can appreciate how it was written. I just think Mr. Eisler is an awesome writer and narrator.
I understand The Detachment better now, unfortunately cannot redo my review. I highly recommend you read the John Rains s & the Ben Trven books in order. I didn't do that and while I have enjoyed all of them. I believe I would have appreciated the nuances and events better if I had read in proper sequence. This story was tense & makes us paranoid about government. But the relationships are the story. Excellent narration.
Wow what a story. Loved it from the first sentence to the last. Really interesting, tense, smart story.
I didn't like the premise of this story. Not the way I could imagine John Rains. While Rains is a known killer. But all the other books talked about a man that was much smarter than this. Maybe it was they were killing Americans on America's soil...not sure but I didn't enjoy this book.
I am new to BE's writing and to suspense generally. I have a bad reaction to listening to torture. However, I think I really love John Rains as a character. This book like all the others in the series is well written. I have spent several days devouring these stories. I thought I might get tired of them but no...there is something in each one that intrigues me to the point I need to find out what happens. Thoroughly enjoy BE's narration. Great entertainment...thank you.
This was a great introduction to Barry Eisler's writing and John Rains. I love these stories. This books are different enough to keep you interested. The stories suspenseful. I enjoyed every on of these books. John Rains is an a man of these times. Hero and Killer.
I bought John Rain Book 5 it was great. Return to buy more and this is one of the books in my personal marathon. I have thoroughly enjoyed these stories. Wonderfully suspenseful, surprising. Interesting and captivating. Thank you.....You are a wonderful narrator.
It could be a book impresses you due to timing, I am sick of romance. Many writers of suspense are too gory for me. I love good narration. It is rare to find an author with such a gift for narration. This story grabbed me and I loved it. Now I have to listen to all of them. This book was well written. I won't forget this one!
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