I have to say that this is one of the best books I have listened to. The story is easy to follow and all of the characters are vivid. The reading is well done, easy to understand and yet maintains the flavor of Irish.
I wanted a book to help me see an over view of Irish history and this was perfect! The best part is the writer didn't drag you through graphic episodes of sex or violence. You were aware that these things were happening in Irish history, but the reader didn't have to smeared with it.
Here is the best dog story you can ever read. Please cut the profanity! Not needed and very distracting.
I love Huston's style. I can listen to it in the car with my grandkids and not be embarrassed by the gratuitous profanity and sex. A solid story that pulls you in and keeps you in the car after you arrive home.
This is my first James W. Huston book and I loved it. It is so hard to find a good gripping book without having to wade through gratuitous sex, violence and profanity. Huston is like Clive Cussler...clean, gripping, exciting and fun to listen to. I'll listen to all of his book now and recommend them to my grand kids.
I loved this book almost as much as Watership Down. Well written and excellent performance.
I wish this writer would not have fallen into the trap of "profanity makes your book better."
This is a delightful story, cleverly written but the F-bombs and profanity ruined it for me. I finally had to turn it off. TOO BAD!
I can see why a nation needs to pay for the wars they fight and not charge it to the next generation. If we were feeling the financial cost of this war we would be more focused on the real cost and tragedy of losing so many great young men and women. I hope our President and the congress read this book!
Profanity and violence are abundant but they are appropriate considering the situation and dialogue.I felt Trapper revealed a little too much prejudice against religions and the powerful influence for good they are in the military. I especially take issue with his inaccurate portrayal of the LDS Church's stand on war and the military.
Sir Arthur Doyle is the Shakespeare of detective writing. He is amazing and brilliant!
One thing disappointing me was the jarring bigotry of his writing about the Mormons. I know at the time of his writing there was a lot of misunderstanding and wildly inaccurate stories going around about the Mormons in Utah. So I will cut him some slack on that issue. These outrageous stories have been disputed and long ago put to rest by historians. Still it was troubling to see them once again showcased in print.
Good story, a lot of the old John Grisham pag turner, low profanity, no graphic sex. One reason i enjoy reading his books.
I do weary of Grisham's continual haranguing of law enforcement. I am not sure what his beef is with law enforcement in general and our prison system in particular. As a retired law enforcement officer i know he is way over the top on his descriptions of the ineptitude and conniving of the cops. There are some bad eggs but they bug the regular honest dedicated officers far more than they bother the public. I just wish he would just give it a rest!
All of his really great early classics
John Grisham again delivers an intense novel. If you can look past the liberal ranting against the death penalty and his continual ripping against conservative values you will enjoy the book. Mr. Grisham is a passionate activist for the causes he believes, and I cannot fault him for that. His writing style is engaging and I like it. He uses very little profanity and no gratuitous sex references. I do tire of his bashing of law enforcement officials and clergy leadership. He tends to take outrageous stereotypes and serve them up as the general rule not the exception. If you believe his perspective, all churches are hypocrites, all cops corrupt, all whites are shallow and bigoted and all blacks oppressed.
Joel Rosenberg is a very refreshing and exciting author. I enjoyed all of his books! It is wonderful to read a truly exciting and intriguing book without all of the garbage profane language and graphic sex. And i was not disappointed with this story until the last 30 seconds. Joel, were you under pressure by your editors to wrap it up or did you just run out of gas at the end. i haven't seen a more disappointing ending since the 9th grade when a student finished a short story with, "...and then I woke up!" Is there a book 2? I hate to be left hanging on so many points. Come on, buddy, finish the story. A guy of your talent can surely wrap up the lose ends.
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