An enjoyable book that is not too deep. I would call this ear candy! You know it is going to turn out just fine and you really want it to.
I enjoyed this book. I have read or listened to many Dick Francis books. He has a tendency to be very violent and morbid. He managed to control his penchant for violence to beset his main characters in this book. His main character was very serious and there were several opportunities for him to be beaten, tortured, mentally abused etc. However, Dick did not maximize these opportunities as much as he had in some of the other works I have read. It was refreshing not to have this happen. I can only take so much gratuitous self destruction in one sitting. It was a nice surprise to have less of this in this particular publication. The characters were likeable and did not get beaten up so badly that it seemed unbelievable. I listened to this book all in one day as I was painting trim at my son's house and I was not bored and not shaking my head. Thanks for a good book Dick!
I think I am officially addicted to this series! I am cheering for my favourite
characters to make it and the not favoured be damned! Entertaining and engaging. I cannot vouch for the factual components but I am hooked! Bring on the next book!
This is a reasonable read. It is entertaining and easy to follow. The downsides are that it is too formula and seems to be a historical book written by a modern person. I enjoyed it but did not believe it!
Although it is predictable, the likeable Mrs Pollifax keeps me getting this series. They always come out right!
I have listened to the whole series. I have enjoyed them very much. My only complaint has been the DETAILED !!! descriptions of battles which I do not enjoy. This is the best so far, in many ways because they focus on the characters and not the battle scenes.
Entertaining and fun! Hope there is more to come!
I enjoy detective stories. I was hoping to connect with this book. It was too macho, and dated for me. Typical Mike Hammer stuff. But just not really my thing.
A very light book that is good mind candy. Has a few pithy things to say about our priorities but for the most part an entertaining enough book. The characters are likeable and no one gets hurt! Good choice for easy listening.
I started this book 3 times before I got into it enough to keep listening till the end. Once I got past the first few chapters I was actually hooked. The characters are enjoyable and became very real to me. The exploration into the backgrounds of all the participants was revealing. No one is as simple as they look on the surface and some of the apparently strong people have hidden weaknesses and the apparently weak have hidden strength. Although it deals with a murder the book conveys a sense of hope in the end.
This book is enjoyable and funny. You do not have to think too hard, but it has enough twists that it is not completely predictable. It actually touches on some really serious issues but does this in a way that makes the issues peripheral to the story and not the main point of the story. Makes you feel like there are some good guys still out there.
At the beginning I was almost ready to see about returning this book. After the first part it got my attention. While it is somewhat contrived and some of the bad guys are a little too stupid I found it worth the time to listen to the end.
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