I spent the first 45 minutes laughing at the quips Johnson came up with which is not unusual for these characters. I am a Longmire fan and was awaiting the new book with great anticipation. While the interaction between the characters was great I thought the story line was a bit weak. However, there were some very unexpected sharp left turns in the book such as the loss of two of the characters and then the shocker ending. I am hoping Mr. Johnson can come out with the next book in the fall and not make us wait a year to find out what will happen with Walt and Vic. Mr G. was fantastic as usual. I really enjoy his narrations. Even though I felt the story line was a bit weak, I enjoyed the book, did not think it a waste of my time and well worth a credit.
What a concept. We rid Washington of greed and coruption by killing off all the crooks but there is just one problem with that... the list is way too long ! LOL. Seems to me other Flynn fans just want Mitch. I thought this book and it's characters was just as exciting as any of the Rapp books and shows Flynn's ability to take those characters and wrap them into a well crafted plot that didnt really need Mitch. In fact, I would like to see more of Nash and Coleman incorporated into the Rapp books. Even though I am a big Mr G. fan, I thought Nick Sullivan did a great narration. The tone of his voice is very pleasing, he knows how to control his breathing, and is able to match voice pace to story flow. Having read all Flynn's work, I highly recomend this one.
Great story and a great way of telling it. I loved the parts where we get to hear what Maggie is thinking and feeling. These dogs are not always able to be re-trained for police work since they do suffer PTSD as well their handlers. I loved the bonding between Maggie and her new Alpha after the loss of Pete. The ending I wont spoil but I will say my heart was just up in my throat. I was not familiar with this narrator but he has a great voice and knows how to perk up or slow down to fit the scene. Great all around effort. Totally enjoyable.
This is not Baldacci's best work. Honestly, it's not even close and having read his work I was frankly disappointed. I felt the plot was very weak most of the time. There were not the hair pin twists and turns I have come to expect from this author. Most times this narration duo can carry a book that has it's weak spots, however, this time was they were bit off as well. I am not saying it was a total waste of my time but it was just not one of those I was eager to resume listening because I know Baldacci is capable of better.
If you are looking for action you will find it in this book. The way it is written it could be a movie script. The only thing I found objectionable are the sound effects and back ground music. The Duo of McLarty and Cassidy work well together but that does take a bit of getting used to. For me this was classic Baldacci and held my attention even if some of the dialog betweeen the One Star and John was a big corney at times. An enjoyable read.
Here Reacher is in his element as master detective since he already has his mind made up at the beginning. He is totally certain this man did the deed. But did he? Looking though this series list I see there is a different narrator on some and I am very glad I bought the Dick Hill versions. Hill gives Reacher alot of depth of feeling. I am not sure about seeing movie. Tom Cruise as Reacher? I just dont think he is up to the task.
I did not buy nor read the series in the order of writing so I am going back and re-reading them. A few I did not buy at all due to what the fans of the series had to say about them. I thought Mr.Child did a much better job with weaving a more complex plot with this one and with leaving his own political views just out of reach on the back burner. Reacher really had the deck stacked against him in this one. You can see the ending coming but it still runs over you like a Mac Truck. Dick Hill is just magnicifant as a narrator!
This was a reach even for Reacher. Not one of Child's best efforts. Dick Hill was great with what he had to work with which was pretty flat. I have read most all of the Reacher series. Some I just didnt buy because I read what the fans write and trust that judgement. I will still read Jack's adventures but this one wont even be an Echo.
I can not even imagin riding those mountain trails and then into battle. I thought this book was very well written and well read. Today when we think of Cavalry it's usually 1st Air Cav sweeping in to save the day not men on actual horses. Warfare on a horse seems like it would be something those who put together this engagement would have to go back a 150 years or so and relearn. It was a good thing in this book to see the modern American Soldier and a Afgan man and his horses come together for a common purpose. I thank Mr. Stanton for doing this book otherwise these men and their story might have been lost to us. I was not familiar with this narrator but I thought he did a great read and I would enjoy hearing more from him.
The pairing of Clancy and Greaney hit a home run with this one. This is more like the work of Clancy back during his "Hunt For Red October" Days and I totally enjoyed it. Since he seems to heading toward phasing John Clark out due to his 'age' I would like to see a younger version brought in, but for us old timers who have been reading Clancy for years, tread lightly and let us see flashes of the Old John Clark in the New One! Now, Mr, Phillips, while I have admired your abilities as an actor for a long time, I must say you need some lessons from people like Brick and Guildall or a better editor. I could hear every BREATH you took and it was very annoying. I had to try very hard to shut it out. You never hear Scott Brick nor George Guidall take a breath much less a sharp intake because they have run out of air. You have a good voice learn to use it better.
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