Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada | Member Since 2011
Normally I enjoy a good Agatha Christie, it is one of my "safe" choices for when I really want something to listen to and don't want to take a chance on trying something new, but this story was a bit too contrived. It was still tolerable to listen to, but not one of Christie's best.
A fast-paced story with some great observations about everyday life and people. I personally couldn't find anything to like about Serge and this fact diminished the book for me.
Jake is a great main character but this book also includes other characters that you really care about. The historical backdrop with a film noir feel makes for an interesting twist with magic and supernaturals incorporated. I liked Monster Hunters but I preferred this book and am eager to get the next one in the series.
I preferred this so much to anything else I have tried by Martin Cruz Smith. I liked the main character and the confinement of the ship was well captured. I really enjoyed this a great deal.
The crime itself was interesting as was the inter-play between the press at the time. Otherwise this was overly long and would have benefitted from more research to bolster the facts presented.
This story maintains the brutal starkness of the original play, but manages to add new material and depth to the established and well-known story. This was excellent and I would highly recommend it.
This book is exceptionally long. I was daunted by the length, but found it utterly compelling. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. The minutiae of the writing reveals much about the historical period. This is very different from the movie adaptation "A Place in the Sun" which softens the story. The author does not tell you how to feel about the characters and the events, leaving you to make up your own mind. This is emotionally moving and an excellent story. Narration is also excellent.
The was the first Jack Reacher novel I have read. I found this one a bit exaggerated, over-the-top and very masculine, but enjoyable nevertheless. I will read more Jack Reacher novels. I would recommend it as a first Jack Reacher book as it has made me want to read more.
This was a really enjoyable listen. The main character is very likeable and I enjoyed it so much I researched the author to see what else I could read by him. After reading this I also got a dog myself!
This was humorous with exciting moments. I enjoyed him getting out of his scrapes. I would read more by this author. I have also read his Amsterdam story and found it more deftly plotted, but the Vegas story is more fun.
Adding the female killer was an interesting twist in this series, but I think that Sanders struggled a bit with writing her. As a result I found her a little hard to relate to and found her motives weak.
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