This is one of those stories that might be better as an audio book than reading the book. Outstanding narration. The first part describes the selection process and arduous training for the SEALS. The account of Operation Red Wing was phenomenal. These four men showed such determination, loyalty to each other and courage against insurmountable odds. One member of the team is the first recipient of the Medal of Honor in Afghanistan. The author is not bashful about sharing his insight into the political meddling into war operations,rules of engagement and the sad consequences.
I generally don't read this genre, but I enjoyed the author's previous books. Michael Koryta takes writing to a new level. The narration was one of the best I have listened to in all my years of audible. The descriptions were crisp with memorable characters. At 13 hours, I thought there would be some slow parts, but the pacing was brisk with great suspense. If you like Stephen King, you will love an author who has nudged himself into the elite. He has a tremendous imagination. Enjoy!
You could feel the passion of the narator/author. Great content for the new business world and using the media technology model.
The book spends most of the time on the historical progression of the science behind detecting deceit. The reader with an Aussie accent was very good.
I was dissapointed when the audio came to the end. I had seen the movie which was excellent, but the book was just as good. It is an inspiring story with some amazing characters.
Col. Grossman is a dynamic speaker in person. He reads the book in a conversational tone. This book is packed with information on the psychology of making the decision to use or not to use deadly force, as well as the emotional response to the aftermath. He is the foremost expert on the psychology of killing. I read the book several years ago and was not dissapointed by the audio.
I was surprised by many of the similarities between current politics and the efforts of the New Deal policies. This book provided a great deal of insight into New Deal and the players involved. It was informative enough for me to listen a second time. The narration was very good.
I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the writer's style. Some of the protagonist's escape techniques were original and plausible. I enjoyed the partnership between the protagonist and the unwitting accomplice, who had her own "baggage" and was well developed. The climax was a little on the Hollywood side, but keep in mind it is a work of fiction. Being over 50, I had no trouble identifying with the young college graduate. I enjoyed the ride and believe I found a fresh new voice in the mystery/thriller genre. The narrator's voice was reminiscent of the old private eye movie narrations.
It could have been a jazzed up textbook for political science. There was no suspense and it certainly was no thriller. I could have stopped half way through and not cared. I never really figured out who the protagonists were. The ones we were rooting for were deserted for long periods of time while the author bashes the inequality of big business and politics. No surprises. Unfortunately, Grisham is trading on his name. I enjoyed the narrator who I thought did a great job.
The story was very well written. The writer provided excellent descriptions of the characters and locations, but not over the top. I was somewhat disappointed that the mystery was a back-story. The real story was the main character with a lot of psychological baggage returning to her long ago hometown as a reporter and interacting with her dysfunctional family and acquaintances. The mystery aspect finally took on an edge in the last hour and a half. The female narrator was good, but had difficulty with male voices.
The narrator was good. I enjoyed the eclectic cast of characters. Suspend belief and remember it is fiction. I enjoyed the ride.
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