I love these books! Everything about them! The stories are great...Craig Johnson's character development is wonderful...the scenery he paints with his words is fantastic. Great books!
I bought this on a special sale -- it was $4.95! And I'm SO glad I bought it!! I'm a littled bummed the second in the series is abridged...but no matter...I'm gonna go through the whole series. Will Patton is FANTASTIC and James Lee Burke is a master story teller!
I really loved this book...and the sequels...I'm up to the third one and I find them all big fun! It's going to be one of those series that I will be sad to have it finish. I look forward to my commute time so I can catch up on my listening. I guess I'm a bit of a girl-geek who loves history...maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much. It reminds me of the Ken Follet books about the middle-ages, which I enjoyed as well!
Also learned a valuable lesson -- I shouldn't put too much stock in reviews, since this book got such bad ones and if I'd read those before I bought the book I might not have.
Richard Thomas did a fantastic job reading this book. It's a bit simplistic...but still very enjoyable summer reading!
With all due respect to Mr. Hermann, he reads this book so sloooooooowly it's agonizing! I want desperately to keep listening, but I can only listen in short segments because it's maddening! He pauses between words, never mind sentences! Why oh why did he read this so SLOWLY? It's a good story, I just might trying speeding up my ipod to listen though.
This was a great listen! Engaging, funny and heartfelt. Made me laugh, made me cry, made me appreciate my life as a born and bred American. Highly recommend it.
I enjoy Dennis Leary, but I've learned, in small doses! I bought this book because I LOVED Steve Martin's autobiography "Born Standing Up" and thought it would be fun to listen to another celebrity read their book. Problem is that I'm a left-leaning woman, and "Dr." Leary's ranting just grated on my nerves. I know, I know, he says I need to grow a sense of humor, but I've heard it all before around the dining room table from my "holier-than-thou" (male) relatives! I could only listen for about 30 minutes and I had to turn it off. I'm thinking about deleting it...not sure I want to give it another try or not. So, beware, if you're a woman with liberal leanings, this might not be the book for you.
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