A great reference on reading people and their comfort level. They don't tell you who's not telling the truth, but they'll teach you when a response is inconsistent with your expectations, indicating you should do a little more work (ask more questions) in that area.
The title and synopsis did nothing for me, but all the talk and hype encouraged me to give it a try. Let's hear it for peer pressure!!!
This is a riveting story that let's you proceed confidentially, thinking you're on solid ground, then it pulls the carpet from beneath your feet. Characters are likable; even lovable. Characters are hatable; even detestable.
The characters are rich and deep. The story is entertaining...emotional...infuriating!! This is not only a terrific story, but a text book on society's most dangerous pathologies. Make time ... Don't miss this one!
Same stuff, different title. Reacher's about as subtle as an atomic bomb, and the story's as deep as an infant's bath water - to be fair, this one's fairly deep. If you like Reacher books, you'll like this one. If you've never listened to one, but like thrillers and action, give it a shot.
I bought this one during a "books your parents would love" promotion. Being a veteran, red-blooded American, and history nerd, I enjoy good WWII action. This was SO MUCH MORE. World War II fighting, patriotism, survival, faith, conflict, ... it's exhausting, but like a good workout, it's so worth it. I've pushed this onto all of my friends, and they've all thanked me. It is not something they would have picked on their own, and they all owe me!!
I put this one on my wish list because I felt like Audible was pushing it down my throat. The title didn't grab me. Neither did the synopsis. Finally, I gave it a shot. I'm SO glad I did !! The characters are diverse and rich. The twists are many, often, and extreme. I'm stingy with a "5,' but this one's worth it !!
Definitely worth it if you're a Star Trek fan. It takes place just after Star Trek V (Kirk and Bones escape the Klingon prison planet, the crew show up just to foil the assassination of the Chancellor, etc). It ties much of the political upheaval that must have occurred afterwards into an interesting story. The narrator does a great job of taking you back to the original characters with inflections and pace. Strongly recommend!!! I am stingy with a "5," and this one's a strong B.
I do like the Jack Reacher books, I just don't find them "challenging." Lee Childs develops the story well, but always overlooks what ultimately becomes the cause of the problem. I listen to these stories when listening may not get all of my attention. It's no biggie if I miss parts of the book...I usually have them figured out halfway through anyway. I will buy more, and if you like the genre, you should definitely give this one a shot.
The narrator tells a great story - this story or any other he reads. He contributes to the simplicity of the writing to make this very complicated topic both entertaining and easy to learn. I'm not sure if the authors (who narrated this book) have a future in narration, but they certainly made this a quick and easy lesson for me, as well as gave me an entertaining story.
I've made given a "5" very special, but this is a strong B+.
It just never got going. I could see this as a good movie, but as a book, I never got into the characters. They just didn't develop. You don't know what caused the "robopocolypse," or what spurred the revolt. The narrator didn't help, but would do a great job reading to kids at bedtime - if you wanted the kids to fall asleep.
It's not like we don't know the ending...yet we're still on the edge of our seats
This is a tremendous study in US history, and a gripping recount of the last days of the Civil War. Bill O'Reilly's narration adds to the drama, as well as our overall understanding of the events. He does a great job of uncovering possible mysteries, still representing them properly.
In recommending this to others, the biggest objection is the author. Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard represent themselves and the facts proudly and without bias.
One of the best - WOW !!
From beginning to end, top to bottom, the characters "hook" you. The tireless journey, full of obstacles and "fate," keeps you on the edge of your seat - TREMENDOUS !!
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