Ron McLarty is an exellent reader and Baldacci continues to crank out novels that are still entertaining. This had an interesting plot with some good twists and turns which made for an intersesting listen.
I normally always consider the audio version to be better as the narrators breath a life into a book that you cannot get from just reading the written word.
I am not sure if I have listened to him before but he did an EXCELLENT job in narrating this book.
Certianly the last 1/4 of the book. My walk kept getting extended and extended as I had to listen to the conclusion.
The way the author mixed in the dog's story with the police officer's was masterful. He wove a relationship that affected the listener plus the plot of the story was excellent. I would rank this book in my top 10 to listen to. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Yes - audio usually breaths life into the story personalyzing it to the extent the written word usually can not.
Turow is always an intelligent writer and this book is no exception. It is an introspective look at decision making that we all are faced with in daily life. Some decisions are more important than others and this story points out how past experiences can certainly influence our future thinking.
Stephen Lang is simply one of the best narrators out there.
Better than expected
Chance - the pit bull. His reflections on life mirror those of all of us who have struggled to survive on occasion.
When Chance was put in the pit bull ring the last time.
It took me several chapters to fully engage with the two primary characters as this was my first experience listening to a book about pit bulls. I thought the author did a wonderful job with the perspective of the dog ("Chance") and the ending was.................well, you will have to listen to it but I promise you will like this book. It wasn't quite as good in my opinion as "The art of racing in the rain" but came close.
Turow is one of the best in writing legal thrillers and you can't get any better than having Joe Mantegna be the reader.
Turow's books always highlight different aspects of the practice of law. Being a former prosecutor myself I always find his writings to be on point and beliveable.
I thought the story line was good. These books are pretty predicable by now but Vince Flynn still manages to keep it interesting enough to make you want to listen to more.
This would be an easy read on an airplane..................
As always, Parker's mixture of humor, mystery and action was present.
Since this is Robert Parker's last book prior to his death, it is appropriate that it either contained, or at least mentioned, practically all of the characters that have been in and out of the Spenser series novels. I only wish Hawk would have been able to have played a more prominent role but he was
The story was told from a dog's perspective in the first person which is a novel approach. Whether you are an animal lover or not, you will enjoy hearing a different viewpoint.
How everything in life relates to your living experience and how you need to apply certain principles to apply them to allow the best chance of success.
I thought he did a great job and nailed Enzo perfectly.
Both - the humor used by the writer is quite funny, and the sad parts, well, let's just say you had better have a box of tissues handy, especially when you get to the end of the book
I would rank this book in the top 5 of all books I have either read or listened to which have been many. I listened to this while taking my dog on her daily walk which seemed to make the experience even more real for me. The ending is perhaps the best I have ever come across. I consider this book a MUST READ - I promise you will not be disappointed.
If you enjoy Grisham's books as I do (I have listened or read every one) then you will appreciate the humor and irony of this story. It is an easy read and I highly recommend it for a nice detour into stress relief..............
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