The reader was horrible. A good (or maybe even just competent) narrator could have done much more for this book.
No. Painful to listen too.
Scott Brick would have done this story well.
Disappointment. The story is somewhat interesting, but the bad narration was so distracting it was hard to concentrate on the story.
Take an alien artifact on earth for millions of years, add a rogue Army General, a crippled 12 year old computer genius, a hard-boiled cop, and mix in a couple of unkillable zombies. Now take every possible plot, character, and dialog cliche from each of those genres, and you'll have a good idea of the plot line of this book.
The narrator tried hard, and did an okay job with it, but I kept expecting to here an out-take slip through: "Tell me again how much they are paying me to read this schlock?"
I had to keep listening, however, just to see if maybe, by some chance, the author would run out of cliche's and do anything even slightly original. Perhaps the final resolution was not quite what I expected, but it seemed to be a half-hearted after thought.
About the only thing positive I could say is that this selection didn't really make me think too much, and sometimes mindless blather is relaxing - but I'm really stretching it there.
Even as a Navy vetran, I knew little about this historic battle. The principals in the story were brought to life for me, and deserve thier place in history. Many of the personal accounts were almost excrutiatingly graphic, but this just added to the appreciation and admiration I had for thier heroism and bravery.
I highly recommend this for anyone interested in history.
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