I had not read a Stephen King book in a few years and I thought this one sounded interesting.. I couldn't stop listening!! Blair Brown and Stephen King do excellent jobs with the reading..
Oh my Lord!!! I am not even halfway through this book and I felt compelled to review it.. I have never laughed out loud so much in my life!!! This is a true gem of a book and I'm so glad I got it.. My only wish is that this young man had not died before he could write more masterpieces...
GREAT!! I don't understand the negative reviews of this book.. It is a great "stand-alone" novel but even better if you read the companion novel "The Gold Coast" first!! I didn't find the explanatory parts of the book over long at all.. A different novel by Nelson Demille and it is good enough to be a classic and the narration could not be better!! Cudos to Mr. DeMille and Mr. Rummel!!!!
This is not like the novels that DeMille usually does but it is really very good, and the performance of Christian Rummel is spot on.. I try to review each book I buy from Audible because I depend on reviews, myself, when choosing a book to purchase.. My credits are dear to me.. LOL Because of the reviews of the follow-up novel, "The Gate House," I will not be getting it and perhaps this is one of those times when a sequel shouldn't have been written.. "Gold Coast" is a great novel on it's on, and like other greats books who have tried "sequels", such as "Gone With the Wind," I guess "The Gate House" is rather "anticlimatic," repetitious and downright "silly" at times, according to the reviews. That being the case, enjoy "Gold Coast," because it is a great listen!!
I guess at one time or another everyone has read "David Copperfield" but you must listen to this version.. I simply cannot say enough about the masterful performance of Martis Javis!! Each character is distinct and wonderfully portrayed and the words fall soothingly on your ears.. I could not have enjoyed it more if I had been watching it played out before me.. We all know the genius of Charles Dickens and because of the performance of Martin Javis, I will be listening to the other works of Dickens as narrated by Martin Javis.. Thank you Audible!!
I love Tom Clancy but this book was the first I had listened to with this narrator and I really wanted to give him a chance because, in truth, I had read all the negative reviews about him... However, I hate to admit it, but they are true and I doubt I will ever listen to another book by Clancy with this narrator.. If you have Kindle and have listened to "text to speech," this is how it sounds.. So sorry.
I love Nelson DeMille's novels and this one is another good one.. But, I think I need to warn you, be prepared to not be very fond of the "hero" in this book... It's a different sort of DeMille book in that way.. I came of age during the Vietnam War and so I loved all the details in this novel, and except for the point mentioned above I loved the book and as usual, the Scott Brick narration was terrific... I sure hope Scott gets paid enough for what he does because, as far as I'm concerned, he is the BEST!!
Geez!! I keep finding these great writers on "Audible." Although I have heard of Tom Clancy's novels for years, I, for some reason, did not think I would enjoy them but boy was I wrong!! However, I need to warn first time readers, like me, you really have to pay attention. It may seem slow at first but there is a reason and don't give up on it.. Mr. Clancy writes a very detailed book and you can learn a lot from all the intricacy and it makes for a GREAT read!! The narrator does a heck of a job, as well. I have put more Clancy novels in my "wish list" for later reading...
I've never read a book by this author before, and this is where the "Reviews" come in handy.. AND why I try to return the favor and review the books I've read.. I haven't been steered wrong before and I certainly wasn't this time.. I loved the book and the narration.. Not so much a deep mystery but the generations and means of solving the crime was the good part.. Very good book and if you love long books, like I do, you won't be disappointed with the time you put in..
The 3rd go around with reading this book was as good as the first, although with it being Audible gave it a fresh experience.. The narration was as great as the writing and no matter how many times you've read this book before, you won't be disappointed.. In fact, I intend to keep it in my "Library" and after a couple of years will probably listen, again... AND, I'm usually more of a mystery reader... GREAT BOOK
Does Nelson DeMille or Scott Brick EVER do a bad book???? Having just recently "discovered" this fine author and narrator I haven't run across one yet!! Best to read "The Lion's Game" first but you could still read this one and pretty much know what is going on, but highly recommend these two together...
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