If you're a movie fan, Reg E. Cathey sounds like a dead ringer for Eric Roberts in Pope of Greenwich Village. This is an amazing story, with a perfect marriage of author and narrator. What a great ride.
But, this was generally unlistenable after a while. Wonderful world building, but oh my lord was the dialogue horrible. The word, "Son", does not end a sentence, and if it does, it certainly does not need to do it repeatedly, son. It drove me to distraction, son. It really needed to be caught in editing, or somewhere.
months later - I'm still thinking about this book. One of the best on Audible.
but this just motivated me to stop listening. Too many long stretches of just boring content. Sorry, didn't work for me as an audiobook
What a great ride. Great characters, great story, believable in a Tarantino-without-the-ultra-violence kinda way. Well worth a credit, and one of my favorite stories from 2012.
Looking forward to the next in this series, it can't possibly be a one-shot book. It's too good.
First off, major kudos to Jeff Gurner who has a thousand voices, and was absolutely riveting as a narrator. Amazing. Second, what a story. The best parts of Clancy and Crichton, with none of their extra baggage. Highly highly recommended.
I've been a history buff my whole life, and this really provided new insights into the run up to WWII. Unbelievably engrossing, and well narrated.
I have been an Audible subscriber for awhile now, and I've had some really great experiences - this one is definitely up there. As a proud owner of a TRS-80 CoCo, the references Cline goes to are absolutely unbelievable (Madness and the Minotaur? Seriously?!). However, its not just a trip down memory lane with unnecessary name dropping, Wheaton does an amazing job making this a Matrix meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story where you really care about the characters. Yeah, I know there's lots of reviews of lots of other books that say that, but this one hit me the right way. It is very rare for me to feel this strongly about a book - just an absolutely perfect beginning, middle, and ending. Highly, highly recommended.
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