Oddly a very negative feeling towards China from people who have never been. The whole story is not very realistic or believable and the characters don't stick in the mind. Overall a weak book.
Pete's narration makes the book complete, probably the best of the recent rock bios by a good measure. Pete is brutally honest, well worth a listen, my favorite book of the year.
For my money the plot moves a bit too fast, it's very tightly written, they bounce around the world with little process or problems, un like real life. If you daydream even a moment the plot has moved on a huge amount. Not one of the best in my humble opinion.
Out of 300+ books this is one of the very worst. The bogieman is ridiculous and the premiss childish in it's simplicity and ignorance. The action is separated by long political rants so biased ignorant I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I ended the pain ($19) after less than half way, I WANT MY $19 back.
C.J. Box is making a huge dent in my audible budget these days. I have found working through his Joe Pickett series immensely enjoyable and this has been one of my favorites. What I particularly enjoy is how the author handles the endings, rarely going to the obvious and (frustratingly) never quiet allows Joe to get the credit or respect he deserves. The balance between the hard wilderness men and the do good greenies is perfect, showing the deep flaws in both extreme positions. David Chandler is stellar, the package totally addictive.
Often political books are dry, pushing some agenda, this one balances decades of political manipulation into a very addictive book. I am so please Rachel narrated it, that was another plus. Well done Rachel, more please!
I don't know why I found this so hard to follow and keep hooked into but I suspect it's the lack of focus on the main character. There is a great crime writer in there somewhere but this book was very average. The story flits around from so many perspectives it's hard to build a bond with the lead character.
I may give the author a second chance.
I wish he Barry would use the original narrator, I like Scott Brick but not doing this. The story is not as strong as the first three, worth listening however.
This starts out OK but soon devolves into a thinly veiled republican neoconservative propaganda tale. Military = Good, privatized military = Better. Republican = good, Democrats and liberals = bad, ugly, fat & traitors.
I am no hippie terrorist lover, I actually used to work in WTC 2 in 2001 but this simplistic drivel is way below Tom and I hope Mark Greaney runs a mile from future projects, I really liked his past book.
I rarely give up on a book but this one beat me. The style is odd, you never feel part of the story, it's like someone giving a briefing.
The Plot is ripped out of a horrible UK child abduction/killing from a few years ago, a blatant copy from the headlines. The true story was extremely sad and unpleasant and why anyone would wish to rip it off for cash is beyond me. The author can do better.
I have bought and read every book in this series and I love them all, this one included. I am a little pissed however with the ending, I shall say no more.
I do hope the next book follows very soon, I need a fix already./
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