This purchase is not my normal type of book. I downloaded the first chapter, still wasn't sure this was for me. I am glad I purchased this book. Really good writer I am unfamiliar with. Really interesting and compelling story. It got me on an emotional level so much I was almost afraid to listen to the end.
This is not a genre I will listen to all the time but every once in awhile.
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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