the audio version is better as it allowed me the freedom to truly relax and enter the story
this is a modern version of the classic 'It's a Wonderful Life" as it reminds me, us, of what truly is of value, the gift of life and caring for others
the very last scene was my favorite; who wouldn't want to go back, correct our mistakes and love life as it was intended to be by our Creator
I wanted to listen to this in one sitting but unfortunately I had to do a little work, but I still finished it in one day and will listen to it again
I enjoyed the concept of counting time as the framework of the story, and the reader did an excellent preformance
I would only recommend this book if my friend had never considered any type of preparation for a grid failure.
I enjoyed the recommendations for equipment at the end of the book and am sure the author has a dog in that hunt!
Sharp's performance was poor. I almost returned the book because his style of voice for the various characters was so hard to listen to. After an hour or so it was easier to listen past his presentation of the characters.
This is a very simplistic book, with way to many easy coincidences, trying to help someone to prepare for some type of infrastructure failure. The plot was thin, and the main character too greedy for my taste, but the idea of coming together to help each other and celebrate life made it worth plowing through.
I would recommend this book because I enjoyed the premise of brilliants and how set I our old world view can doom us.
The scattering of commercials throughout the text was amusing. I also enjoyed how the story line illustrated that computer technology can easily be turned against us.
I would recommend this to a friend as it is entertaining and suspenseful.
The end was a surprise in may ways and allows one to add their own spin to what happened.
When the thugs were trying to burn the apartment complex down, and the Marines arrived to save them. What a classic - "The Marines have landed!"
I made me think more about being prepared for an EMP attack, as well as any one of the many diseases that seem to be popping up in our country. Preparation is better than regret.
This also an interesting portrayal of the Oval Office. One that may in part be in our furture.
Mr. Hill seemed to be off his mark for most of the book. I have enjoyed his style, but for some reason the vitality that his voice brought to the books was missing for most of the narration.
While it was good to spend time with Reacher, I have to agree the story was a little off. The ending should have been threaded through the whole story line. Mr. Child also needed to do a little more research on psychoactive drugs. Hopefully Reacher will come back to his normal self in the next book.
I enjoyed the idea of time travel and defeating the Nazis, but I also enjoyed the closeness between the female leads.
The return to the orphanage after the fire.
I think this was the first time I listened to him and he is a great listen. He did bring the story to life.
Can lightening illumine the past?
The story line was great but shallow and weak development of the characters, and seemingly poor research on archeological techniques, made a very disappointing book. The trite and immature development of the main characters was a caricature in itself.
No, not in this series anyway.
Scott brick is why I just pushed through the book. His deliverance of a story help compensate for the lackluster material he had to present.
I would have sent the book back to the authors and told them listing expensive items for the Fargo's to use doesn't make them an equal to Pendergast. In many ways it seemed they picked up a Preston and Child book and proceeded to write their own adaptation of an eccentric big hearted detective novel, but making them archaeologists instead of detectives.
I did enjoy the idea of Vikings in Mesoamerica and decided to try the book just because of the Viking spin on things; but I will avoid this series. Too cliché and trite in many, many ways. Again, I almost returned it but for the excellent narration.
Exciting, unexpected, thought-provoking
the nurse promising to withhold anesthesia for his surgery
Garcia has a pleasant voice to listen to, and adds the right touch of emotion to bring the story alive.
Yes, I wanted to see what would happen next and did race through it.
This was an interesting twist on parallel universes, and mans continual quest for power over others. I enjoyed how it lead me to view our current world from a different angle, and made me wonder even more about our apparent geopolitical crawl to a one world government. That said, I hope one would take the time to enjoy this book as entertainment with a different lens.
Once I started listening to the book I wanted to see where the plot was leading not so much because it was exciting, but because it was interesting.
Again, it is an easy and appealing listen.
I spent a few months trying to decide whether to purchase this book or to let be one of Rollins books that just slide by due to the mixed reviews. I was again put off listening to the narrator, but finally gave in and purchased the book. While it as difficult listening past the voice of the narrator, I did enjoy the story line. If not for the narrator I would listen to it again.
Living in Acadiana I enjoyed the setting of the story being in my back yard so to speak. I also enjoyed the authors wonderful embellishment on reality. It is fascinating to explore in a fictional setting what our so called junk DNA can lead and fractals as well. Being an animal lover as well, I like how he explored the animal human bond. Anyone who has had a pet knows they know more and understand more that what they are given credit for.
She is probably one of the worst possible choices for reading this book. One would think that if a narrator would attempt a Cajun it would not sound Scottish. A little research into the local pronunciation of words would have made her reading less distracting as well. There were many points where the tension of the scene was just lost because of her delivery. With the authors professed love of the swamp and New Orleans, she certainly did him a disservice. I will definitely try to avoid her performances in the future!
This would make an exciting movie and I definitely would see it.
Get past the narration and just enjoy the book. It could have been fleshed out a bit in places, but it is a relaxing listen.
I enjoy the story line about two buddies seeking to do the right thing in the midst of others seeking the wrong thing.
The scene in the canyon where they go their separate ways.
Hill's style of reading/preforming the book leads one deeper into the movie running in my mind. While this happens in reading a book, it is a true joy to hear his tone and inflection embellish a good book.
It is always refreshing in our current society to read about two men in a strong relationship, supporting and depending on each other, that doesn't involve sex. Buddies are just that buddies; something we seem to have forgotten along the way in the media and entertainment industry of today.
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