I get on some level what the author was trying to do here, the generations building on each other, and maybe in that respect she pulled it off. I don't like, however, that none of the characters were around long enough to be fully developed. I didn't have time to learn to like, love or despise them, so that I might miss them at the book's end, as happens with really good books. It might be better to read this one in hard copy so that you can more easily look back to recall the significance of the current chapter's characters. Just didn't enjoy it.
Definitely and have already recommended this to all my reader friends.
I had not read Stephen King in a long time, remembering him as just a writer of horror stories, which got a little too upsetting, gory, etc. for my taste. But this book shows Mr. King is a master storyteller. It was a wonderful story from beginning to end. I couldn't stop listening to it, couldn't wait to get in my car for my long commutes to work and back, which is exactly what I require in an audible. I am definitely a Stephen King fan again. Those who haven't read him since the Pet Cemetary days should definitely read this book.
It is unusual for me to read a book about war, but this book was phenomenal. I listened in the car on my commute, and my 10 year old grandson was also very absorbed in the story, always asked me to play it instead of our usual music. I will definitely read more books by this author and will long remember the people that charactered this story. Our servicemen are so brave.
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