This ain't Ludlum. Makes you wonder how much this guy paid to rent the name. This is a collection of overly-worded preposterous banalities, poorly read. Saturday morning cartoons are less insulting to the intellect..
refrained from writing it.
There is no end to the negatives. As much as it was possible, he destroyed a bad book
yes, all three, I think.
Tell this "reader" ,and I use the term loosely, that vaudevillian melodrama is like so yesterday.
Firstly, I think George Guidall could read a Chinese phonebook and make it compelling listening. Secondly, Alan Furst is a master at character development. Also, I found the subject matter fascinating. I like when I read or listen to a book, it becomes pictorially vivid in my mind. It takes very good writing to do that for me. Alan Furst does this extremely well.
I enjoyed all the characters, because they seemed alive to me. However, following the main character was extremely enjoyable.
On the Danube, in a rowboat with the Soviet soldier, when he encountered the grounded barge, and recognized the hull number as a significant code. I felt his excitement! I have a hundred favorite scenes in this book. I can't wait until I forget enough to justify re-reading it!
I think I'd stick with the book title, Night Soldiers.
This is a departure from the shoot-em-up spy books, which I also enjoy, but it loses nothing by shedding gratuitous violence. It replaces non-stop action with true intrigue, and I found it no less exciting. It would be like comparing Casablanca and Die Hard. Both great genres to be sure, but each with an exceptional cache. This was my first Furst, and I just downloaded his "Polish Officer". Can't wait to get into it!
Too many to list!
Consistently mispronounced words.
Was an overall good listen.
Michael Pritchard needs a new job...one that doesn't involve reading out loud. He provided the disappointment quotient. Hey Michael, it's pronounced
The pace allowed me to do other things while listening.
I never lost interest
Narration is great, properly inflected without being pretentious.
Patriotism is the province of all political ideologies. No one corners the market on 'true believers'.
Fantastic and engrossing.
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