tallevast, FL, United States | Member Since 2011
This was a very good detective novel with a good character base. It was a modern book, but there was an old time feel for it. Like listening to a Lawrence Sanders book at times. Very glad I got it & I have to give props to Scott Brick.... I go back and forth with wether I love or hate him, but I have to be honest & say this was one of his best.
It was pretty darn good. The Narration was great. The story was mostly plausible. To tell you the truth - I was really, really liking three quarters of the book. I was feeling it emotionally and intrigued. The ending didn't (kill) it overall for me. It wasn't bad - It just didn't rock me. I had a better time getting to know Colt in the beginning and listening to the transformation - Then I did listening to the end. High marks for Dalton Fury's 1st fiction Novel. The character and series have promise.
I tried and tried. I don't know what kind of koolaid everyone is drinking. I'd like to give Mark Greaney and the Gray Man a big hug. We have a super sensitive assassin + A super sensitive Mossad agent. How many times in one book can you mention that the Gray man is the most infamous, most deadliest, and the most heard of, and recognizable assassins in the world? Is this guy going to be on the cover of People magazine next. Top 10 available assassins? My mom could find this guy with as many other people who did. I was disappointed with the first Gray man Novel & thought I would never try another one. The 1st book was like a Monty Python movie. The only thing still left on the Gray man was his head & he still won the fight. I saw so many reviews with 5 stars - I had to give this book a shot. I was sure I would at least find this one enjoyable. After 1 full part & half of the second - I deleted it. I couldn't take it anymore. The Enemy and The Game by Tom Wood will have you drooling if you like this stuff. Try Consent to kill by Vince Flynn and you will have to take a cold shower if stuff like this gets people going. What's the saying? If not liking this book is wrong - I don't want to be right.
To try and put it words...... It wasn't enough of any one thing. I see why people liked it - But I don't know why it was loved by most. It was a spy novel without too much mystery. A CIA novel without enough assassinations. A love story that didn't have enough connection. I didn't hate it - But I surely didn't love it...... What can I say?
I liked the first book.... I will in the most manly of terms consider it cute - But I am so far off the center of popular opinion with this one. I won't say it was horrible - I was just so under whelmed that I turned it off and took it off my phone well before the second half finished. There were some technical discrepancies with at least the beliefs of Jehovah's witnesses.... Forced blood would not be considered a sin.... Also they can't tell lies only between members... I didn't ruin anything by revealing that... I'm am stating that as a far removed member. It made me wonder how far off the other facts were.. It just started off slow and never got past slower. I was honestly bored...
For what it's worth...... J
It's o.k.... I love Burke & Collins....... And I love Christian Rummel's narration. So far I have laughed out loud with the sarcasim in each book. I didn't like the end that much.... The middle was o.k.... I'm glad I'm not a parishioner at that church... People keep ending up dead there. I don't know har far the series should go...
I think the only brain hiccup that I had was - Trying to listen to it as a murder mystery. I don't think the intention was to totally fool anyone. It was my first Kent Krueger book - Even though I have had a lot of his books in my wish list... The reviews are very mismatched on his books.... I wouldn't call this the greatest book ever - But I enjoyed it very much... It was a good (Story)
The overall was rating was a 4 because the 1st two were o.k. - But this book (The third) was definitely the best. Rob Shapiro has a great voice... Very easy to listen to - Probably why the first book was a better listen then it was to read. By the time I was 3/4ths through the 1st book - I was pretty sure I was getting the second. I like Tom Woods writing style very much. Unfortunately I compare all assassins to Mitch Rapp (Who I considered the best ever) You will be missed Vince Flynn!.... That said - This Assassin has a lot of potetial. As I said - The 1st book was o.k. - The second was definitely better & The 3rd had the best story of the three. Very glad I picked up this series & I hope the Tom Wood continues on the same path.
I was given this book as a gift. Because it falls under the category of a "Fable" with a hint of fantasy, I probably would not have got it for myself. I really liked this book through and through. It really made me stop and think about how I have let a busy life and possibly some fears stop me from pursuing things I want to accomplish - Not need to accomplish.
Jeremy Irons was obviously Jeremy irons and told the story very well. It was a great story and I am glad I listened to it.
It's easy enough to say that after listening to 'Sign of the Cross' Christian Rummel was on the fast tract to becoming one of - If not my favorite - Barring only Johnathan keeble in 'The Woodcutter'... Besides the reviews - It's one of the main reasons I got this book. I am very glad I did..... It was a great (Story)... Eccentric charachters that I might not be able to relate to - But at the same time - I was curious. Set in the Nineties - I felt like it could have been almost current. Kind of Tony Soprano without cell phones... Nelson Demille did a nice monologue in the beginning - Laying out some background. He implied that a lot of men want to be John Sutter - But I wanted to punch him in the mouth a couple of times. It's the first book I wanted to keep listening to without feeling it was getting too long... Very glad that Demille wrote the Gate house as a follow up... I will definitely get it...
I really enjoyed this story... Anne Emery put together an amazing cast of characters... They are Imperfect in nature - But not to the extreme. I have to credit the narrator christian Rummel (One of my new favorite narrators) He brings Burke to life with a great Irish accent.
If he had Burke's character and voice, read a menu - I probably would have enjoyed it. The story did intrigue me as well. This is my first Anne Emery book - And after listening to this - I went and got the 4th book in the series because 2 & 3 did not great reviews by others. I enjoyed that one as well and probably would have enjoyed 2 & 3...... 1 & 4 have a little bit of everything in them. Murder - Mystery - Theology & Law
I will probably get more....... John
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