I liked all the historical details and the performance of the narrator. I most disliked the disjointed and repetitive writing style. It seemed that the author jumped back and forth too much, repeated information, and took a long time to get the story told. Also, the epilogue seemed more an intricate part of the story, with, again, much repetition. I think the book could have been organized to have a better flow while still including the interesting history.
I thought she did an excellent job of portraying the personalities of the characters and keeping some of the more tedious historical facts interesting.
Not even Will Patton's mesmerizing voice could save this slow, bleak story. I can't finish it.
Something with a plot.
Everything. I could listen to him read a pizza menu.
The scenes between the first page and the last page.
Just because a book is a classic doesn't make it good to read.
Yes. I think this is an excellent series.
I liked the new dimension added to Reacher when he learns he might be a father. Lee Child never disappoints me with his Reacher stories.
Dick's voice is both powerful and flawed. He sounds like Reacher to me, very worldly and experienced but not at all sophisticated. Reacher doesn't put on airs. Neither does Dick Hill.
Jack Reacher is NOT Tom Cruise.
The interweaving of philosophy and real life.
Phaedras, because he worked so hard to come back.
The narrator. His voice was extremely well performed with much nuance.
No. Much too difficult to process in one sitting. The philosophical parts were really difficult for me. I'm too practical and usually think philosophers sound like people who need something real to do; they are spending too much time thinking.
I'm glad I finally "read" this classic, despite the fact that every time I read or try to study philosophy I wind up thinking the authors have way too much time on their hands and need to do something constructive. It seems to me this book is proof of that; here is a character who thought himself into insanity.
I liked the somewhat different plot line. I didn't like that much of the story line was, to me, not plausible. I kept thinking, is this guy really that stupid?
Not on a par with the writing nor the narration of the Tara series, but a decent attempt at a different style for Rosenfelt.
Amateur, trying, lacking
Yes. I think a movie producer could fix the broken parts.
I love conspiracy theories, but I don't care much for stupid main characters. The lead character fell for too many outrageous coincidences, and brother, is he naive when it comes to women. I won't include any spoilers, but you will be shaking your head at some of the things he falls for in this book. The narrator is trying hard but his voices are very lacking, especially his bad guys who all sound phony. There was one point where he did a good job so that I recognized a particular bad guy when he spoke from behind. I think he will improve as he goes along in his career. As for the writing, it was a decent attempt at a thriller but not up to the par of the Tara series with their wry humor and interesting characters. But, hey, I'm picky.
I haven't read the print version.
Yes, Mr. King has woven a simple but effective plot that leaves little clues but leaves you guessing throughout.
Can't say! Don't want to spoil it, but every scene was well written.
The last good time.
Sometimes Stephen King gets too long winded and could use a good editor, but in this story he has created a near perfect novel and shown that he's still THE king. It's spooky enough, sweet enough, dangerous enough, and every so poignant. In the hands of another writer, this could be a string of cliches, but Mr. King knows how to paint a traditional coming of age tale with a fresh pen.
Yes. I read the book years ago, and Joe Barrett's narration brought it back to life for me.
I can't say; everything about this book is memorable.
His voice with its gruff edge brings forth the writer's sense of humor along with his respect for people of all walks and means.
Worth the listen!
I wouldn't want to say for fear of writing a spoiler.
Dick Hill does an excellent portrayal of the very realistic and unglamorous Wallander, a character whose flaws and indecision are a refreshing yet very tense contrast to the usual do-it-all perfect detective. Wallander maintains his humanity while struggling with his near paralytic reticence. He changes, but very slowly.
It might be a good read for anyone.
I have no idea; I couldn't listen to the narrator more than a few minutes.
In every way. The narrator sounded like someone doing a car commercial. Weird inflection, little distinction between characters' voices. This was worse than some of the listens where the author has read the book himself.
No idea. I couldn't get into the story because of the narrator.
Skip the listen and read the book if you are interested in this story.
Yes. Because I love Harry Bosch and I relisten to all of Connelly's books.
Reminds me a bit of The Last Coyote, with all of Bosch's struggles with IA.
No, he is new to me. I didn't like him as well as Dick Hill or Len Cariou, but he really does a good job. Don't let the negative comments turn you off. Occasionally he sounds like the guy who does the Catsup Council skits on A Prairie Home Companion and that made me laugh. But give him a chance.
Of course! Since I'm retired I go around with my earbuds in my ears while driving, feeding my horses, mucking stalls, cleaning house, whatever. My husband is always saying, "Take those things out of your ears!"
Connelly continues to develop Harry Bosch and his daughter Maddie. I hope one day we will be reading a series about Maddie as an LAPD detective. Harry and I are the same age, and I feel like he is a real person. I will always relisten to the Harry Bosch series over every year. I just started the series again last month and I'm already up to The Last Coyote. I never tire of Connelly's writing. He DID NOT phone this one in!
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