Wow, compared to New York this one was really tough to get thru, I guess it was one of his early books, Saram was Ed R. hometown(Salisbury) so that explains why it being his first book was good as it was filled detailed facts although poorly written the narrator was good. Russka’s narrator was subpar and the story except for the the 20th century section seems to lack any detail. Of course the 20th century had detail as this requires no research. I felt Ed R. does not like or respect Russians based on the characters in the novel.
I do like long audio books and Russka certainly is not a complete waste of time, reading Paris now, which has far better writing and narration.
This was a decent read, learned a bit about the S.E.A.L.S, although some of if may have been fabricated along with part of the authors life story if you read responses from his own family to stuff in the book.
Excellent read, this is one of RR Martins best. You will learn about the steamboat era with a new spin on Vampires as a back drop. He did borrow a bit from "Interview with a Vampire" at least the exotic mulato women victims.
I guess this was RR Martins first novel so we have to cut him some slack, the story and character development are perhaps not up to the authors standards but this novel was a decent listen and will keep you entertained, Fevre Dreams his second novel was far better.
A bit more slow moving than the Riyria Revelations but is still a good listen with the same lovable characters and engaging story.
Got this one on the $4.95 sale so was not completely disappointed, the novel was well researched and I did learn about some aspects of Indian culture and history during the World War II era and British Colonialism. The character development was ok but could have been better.
Perhaps the story will not keep you on the edge of you seat to the same degree as the first three Gray Man novels but the this installment has multiple characters at play which is something new for Greaney perhaps his collaboration with the late Tom Clancy has helped this aspect.
As a runner I loved this book, I think non runners will enjoy it also, although fiction it is based on an actural race and is an entertain listen.
This was a great read, not just about golf but also about a time period in America, 1935 to 1955. The author tracked the lives of several persons, some prosper and live long happy healthy lives why other end badly in self destruction and despair. Also tells the history of the Monterey Peninsula.
Always interested in getting some inside info in 1st SFOD-d, also a very good story, listening the next one now, also a page turner.
This is the final Micah Dalton Novel as it seems the author has gone black. I am very disappointed that we may not be seeing the 4th. As with the first two novels Stone brings his professional experience front and center along with great character development, both his male and female character are three dimensional and likeable. Also this novels gives the reader a lot of background on the Crimean Peninsula and Serbia which are areas typically not developed in other works of this genre.
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