Here it is the wee hours of the morning and I just finished this book and I am searching for words for this review. The ANA reminded very much of the ARVN in Viet Nam; that our young men and women are even sent out alongside men that are cowards such as the ANA in this book really made me angry. Tapper did not pull his punches. He gave a bold.truthful look at situational SNAFU's the men of Camp Keating had to endure. Endured from the land, the enemy, the villigers,and the fools somewhere up the Chain of Command who thought this was a good location even for an Outhouse much less an Outpost. Tapper introduces us to real people and true events not invented characters and made up missions.
This narrator is new to me but I thought his voice was pleasing and his style of delivery smooth. I am very glad he did not try to give these men 'voices' for that would have distracted from the meat of the story.
If you are looking for a Vince Flynn or Brad Thor type book then "The Outpost" is not for you but if you want a honest account of this one slice of the Afghan War then you will really appreciate this book.
I was just fishing around for anything to read and remembered Martini. I used to read his paperbacks years ago. I am so glad to find him on audio now. This tale seems to have a bit of everything, love, murder, innocence, betrayal and compassion. All these things woven into a well thought out plot but dropping hints like bread crumbs along the way. The narrator did a great job with his reading keeping tempo with the rhythm of the events. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
And there wasn't even a White Rabbit! These characters are absolutely pathetic. Breathless, desperate,needy, sweating to the point of revulsion but they are also cruel and evil. The book reads as if you can hear what they are thinking as well as what they are saying to each other which is a great writing tool, however, with these people being inside their head was like being trapped in the Lock Down Ward. I did not think the three narrators worked well together either. The plot of the three women wrapped around the one man was woven in such a way it completely hid any suspicion what was to come. Did I enjoy this book? No, not particularly. Would I read it again as I have other books? Nope, not worth it.
I have read and listened to Perry Stone for over 15 years and I have found his insights very helpful and truly informative. This book is just 'chock full' of information and if you are new to this type of detailed, well researched facts you may have to listen to this several times. Perhaps that is the pot calling the kettle black since after all these years I still have return to certain portions to get all the little nuggets I missed the first time.
Truth or fiction or a Mixture of both. Faction perhaps?. Since the network I am in keeps contacting me with this great offer of a medical portal where I can access all my information through my computer it makes me wonder. There already is a phone number that I may call and speak to a nurse just in case I am too stupid to know if I need to go to the E R. Since the Quality of Life Year chart is already written into O'Care that seems to me to be the beginning of the concept of the book. Thanks to Mr. Cook for putting these possibilities out there to be considered. Thanks to Mr. Silver Tongue Guidall for another great performance.
I waited hopefully for this one. Even saving a credit esp. for this book, and there was only a so-so uh oh moment and that was when Donovan is killed. I kept waiting for the story to really take off except just didnt. Where is John Grisham? Has he retired and someone is ghost writing for him? And the narrator, oh my what happened there. Her male voices were just horrid. It would have been better if she had just read the book and not tried to do voices. Just very disappointing!
I think Mr Klein said what everyone else has been thinking. He said one thing when running for President and has done another. He promised to transform America he has done that but into what? With the present crisis with ISIS I do not think he has a clue what he should do. The crisis with the illegals crossing the border got attention from the press and he did nothing but play golf, and attend fund raisers, however, he can quickly find 3000 troops to send to Liberia. If something goes right he always takes credit for it and if it goes wrong he blames someone else. The Buck does not ever stop with him. This book just adds fuel to the fire of ' I don't have a clue'
It was mesmerizing from the first chapter. I listened to it straight though; I just could not help myself. And even as I listened I wondered within myself " How does America still produce such men'. I am in awe of each of them and thankful to and for each of them. I do not think anyone can read this story without being flooded with all types of emotions. For those who came home let there be Peace; for those who did not let there be Rest, for those who did nothing to help let there be Shame.
For me 3 hours is not a book it's a short story. Pembrey starts off with a great concept for a book and I totally enjoyed it. I am not familiar with this narrator either but I was impressed by his presentation of the material. The only thing wrong with this story is that it just was not developed into a total novel. The ending was very abrupt, which was disappointing but I will still give what was there 4 stars! So if you need something to do for a 3 hour flight or layover this would be an excellent choice. I would like to see this author pick this book back up and really develope it.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I made my decision to jump in here from the synopsis and what other fans had to say and I am glad I did. I enjoyed his style of writing both the tone and pace and his characters were believeable. The narrator was new to me also but he has a smooth tone to his voice and knows how to pace his reading to match the plot. I will look for more by him, because for me, a narrator can really make or break a book.
Just totally disappointing. Mr. Greaney is writing a Grey Man book and sticking the Clancy logo on it. This book doesnt even come close to the plots the late Mr. Clancy would spin for us. Clancy fans think back to the good old days of Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games. Even farther back to Debt of Honor or Without Remorse and compare then and this. The characters and the development of the plots that kept me turning pages into the wee hours, I remember how detailed and precise those novels were. Remember how ALIVE those people were and what we have here is just clap-trap.
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