I have read all of the books in the Sharpe series and so I was very happy for this to come out. If you have never read one of the books I would recommend you read one of the Napoleonic war books and get hooked before you can appreciate this one. As a stand alone without appreciation of Sharpe's history this is mediocre at best but for the Sharpe fanatic one more is better than none at all.
This book was on sale. Being the third in the series I bought the first two also as I hate not starting a series at the beginning. Well I'll never buy a sales book out of order again. There is a lot of psychology in this series. More than I care for being more fond of the Robert Crais and Lee Child genre. I was able to semi enjoy this listen. The narrator makes the story listenable but if I was reading rather than listening I would have put it down long ago. I couldn't finish the second book in the series. Not for me, but if you like a lot of psychology in your mystery/thriller you may like these.
I have always enjoyed Mr. Cornwell's books. I went through the Sharpe's series and wanted to tell him"more". I read all of those and was thoroughly pleased. I have some series I read and some on audible. I don't know why I purchased Agincourt and 1356 on audible but I couldn't be more pleased. Having a teen who thinks the most mundane is " awesome" I hesitate to use superlatives. The narrator made a wonderful story wonderous. If you enjoy Cornwell and historical fiction then this is well worth the listen.
Night Soldiers was entertaining. This book seemed to go on and on. It did not hold my attention and I had to hit the back button on several occasions. I began well but became tedious.
What a marvelous book. The story is wonderful, this history is interesting, with a performance to match.
This is not my usual genre. I tend to stick to thrillers. However this was compelling, interesting, and informative. The writing holds the attention and the performance is top notch. This was worth straying from fiction.
The Prey series got me hooked on Sandford and Virgil Flowers is even better. I went through the the first three books of the series one after another.
I so enjoyed this "listen" that I followed each book in the series immediate with the next. I took drove circuitous routes just to continue the stories.
I ended up with the first three books in this series because of a sale. I panned the first because of the presence of an annoying little girl tagging along with the protagonist. The child is becoming less of a presence other than the reason for his undertaking the missions to get money to support her. The less she's a presence the better the story. I don't know if I'll purchase the next one.
The protagonist has a seven or 8 year old girl with him during most of the book. The whinny kid detracted from the story. Nothing against the performer. He did a good job.
Well these were on sale and I bought several. I will try another but if the kid is still there I may just have to rack this up to caveat emptor.
Wish I hadn't bought more books in the series during the sale.
I am a fan of the Sean Dillon series. This book was disappointing. The dialogue was so full of cliches that I often found myself saying the next line with the narrator. The plot was predictable and overall this was a disappointment. I will however get the next book in the series and hope for a return to form.
Probably will have to if he performs other books in the Dillon series.
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