What a fantastic book this ended up being! To step inside the world of the ambassador and his family and view the rise of Nazi power from their vantage point. The author makes it very clear that this is not meant to be a complete history of the 3rd Reich but rather a small snapshot of some events that were witnessed. I found it riveting. The narrator Stephen Hoye was one of the best I have heard so far. PERFECT for this sort of book.
The story itself was fantastic. Clearly Dean Koontz has brilliant story telling mind. BUT I think this book lacks adequate editing. There is far to much repetition with the same details written over and over. I am not sure if the author forgot he had described the same thing a chapter ago, or if he was deliberately "dumbing" things down to be sure dim readers did not forget a detail. In any case, the book could have been edited and probably reduced in size by 30%. Otherwise, a very enjoyable listen. Great ending too.
Excellent story. Excellent narration (maybe the best I have heard). Thomas Cook creates characters as vivid and exciting as Hemingway. George Guidall then brings them to life. I did not think one man could voice act so many characters at once!
This is a very well written suspense thriller. Michael Connelly has just nailed the formula and may have set the new standard, in my opinion. And he does it without excessive gore.
This book is fast paced and just a blast to listen to. It's one of those that you simply can't turn off sometimes. It can be compared to some of Greg Bear's great works; perhaps a lighter version of The Forge of God.
Fantastic story and well narrated! It has been awhile since I read the original, and now I realize that the movies somewhat diluted / ruined the adventure. I highly recommend this one.
I think Americans have no idea just how bad things got in the USSR. I was shocked and enthralled, but never upset and never overwhelmed with gore. I cannot comprehend how one man could have collected and chronicled so much information and presented it so well. Bravo!
This ranks near the top of my list for well written and well read sci-fi's. It just keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Lot's of fun.
This book really takes you back in time an teaches you the ways and lives of common sailors. Plus you get a rare look at California before it was fully settled. Exciting from start to finish. And its all real! Just an amazing work.
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