A woman with a high sense on incrudulity.
Made the characters more human. The main male character was in turns
a- A major WW1 poet, a famous one like Wilfred Owen
b- An perfect Edwardian scholar/athlete
c- A 21st century hedge fund titan, the savior of Wall Street
d- good looking and a great lover
e- a "time traveler"
For God's sake give me a break. Are we ready to think that the same class that gave the world it's fratricidal bloodbath of the Western Front 1914-18 to start the 20th century also gave us the Wall Street of 2007 to torpedo the 21st century?
The woman was by turns:
a- a brilliant Wall Street analyst
b- a "Hottie"
c- the smart and loyal girl next door
d- dumb as a box of hammers
e- a great lover
f- a "time traveler"
Well I should have stayed away from any book that has Wall Street protagonists, my bad.
Her performance was good, accents excellent, except for the Harvard Professor who sounded like he was Joe Kennedy's cousin who was brought up in South Boston.
An excellent referance and brief discussion of Patrick O' Brian's Audbry/Matitrin novels
Writing like this is why guys like me should stay away from "chick lit" It just irritates and makes me angry enough to write a review.
Great storytelling, Stephen King has a wonderful ear for diologe. The best description of AA since "Tin Roof Blowdown" also read by Will Patton.
I had however just listened to "the Shining" Which I believe made this book much more accessable.
Any of King's large pieces
Danny and Dr. John
There are a few great narrators, the late Patrick Tull was one Cassandra Cambell and Simon Vance but my nomination for the best male American spoken voice of our time is
In the top 5. An inspiring story story,well told. It has it all, suspense, excitement.
An outstanding narration which matches perfectly the prose.
I loved it all. That sounds like a cliche but in this case it is true.
I have not heard him before, but it won't be my last, he did a great job.
As a rower and a boat builder I am glad on of my personal heros,George Pocock is so important in this story. I hope that even if the listener has never rowed a good wooden shell that they will understand the magic. The author and the narrator have done a great job to bring that experience to life.
That it was world class storytelling, funny, charming and irreverent.
Donald Westlake at his best meets Stigg Larsenn.
The pace of his reading and his voices brought the book alive
Yes but just too long for that, which is good
This is the kind of experience that I listen to audiobooks to get and so often do not.
interesting detail about the Spanish Civil war I had not heard before
The sense of scale
Not his best
no- too long
Normally a fan of John Lee but his voice as Daisy the American woman is terrible.
Makes her sound like a fishwife from Brooklyn.
This book has the best ending of any book that I have ever listened to, bar none. I like Adrian McKinty despite an excess of what sometimes seems to me gratuitous, violence. But what makes McKinty so compelling is his sense of place and character. However the best part of this book to me as an Audible listener was the pairing of Gerard Doyle reading Adrian McKinty. Doyle is one of those rare narrators that are so evocative of place and character that, like Will Patton or Partick Tull, I could listen to him read a phone book.
The plot gets somewhat convoluted in the of middle this book but does get recalled to duty about two thirds of the way through and I just let Gerard Doyle carry me though the boggy sections. All in all a terrific download.
This is a great listen that has a great build. I sometimes get somewhat lost in the Swedish geography and names but I trust the writer and narrator to get it right in the same way I trust Jack Audbry when he sails the HMS Surprize.
More than a few red herrings, memorable villians and an improbable hero to root for, what more could you ask for?
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