This account of the US conflict with the Barbary "pirates" (Muslims) is entertaining, succinct and accurate. The book's observations of how the Muslims negotiate, fight and act holds true today as the conflict between the West and Islam continues.
This is the latest in the Dan Starkey series which continues the hilarious, dark and religious adventures of an independent journalist/detective loser hero who gets into trouble with his witty worldview confronting a dangerous world. With ill considered courage and wise cracks, Dan Starkey survives to live another day.
In a world that has been feminized by political correctness beyond recognition, it is refreshing to listen to a novel full of dark masculine comedy. If Romance novels cater to women, Dan Starkey novels are a gift to men. I recommend starting with the first novel. "Divorcing Jack". There is a formula to the books that are similar to an AC/DC song, but for the same reason I come back for more. .
Adam Moore verbalizes Dan Starkey perfectly.
Part of this episode deals with a unique brand of online porn.
I have seen the movie which is excellent several times, but the book is awesome.
Dickey can write and uses words like a railroad man drives a spike.
I loved his description of canoeing. Amazing.
This is a man's book about men in the wilderness with a great intro about contemporary culture.
Will Patton's accent and inflection makes the narrative come alive.
I have done whitewater rafting and canoeing. Listening to the book I was on the water again..
If you like the Revolutionary War, this covers a time period rarely written about:
from the Battle of Long Island to the Surprise attack on Trenton.
However, the writing style is very poor with lots of repetition.
The author writes a good basic narrative but then sidetracks from time to time into discussions of aspects of the war that are dry and boring.
He repeats quotes from various characters.
Not one of his better efforts
The reader was o.k.. It was not the reader but the writing that I disliked.
I found the book to be a window into the mystery of the Turkish mind as it wrestles with Islam. Set in a snow storm, it is haunting and surreal throughout. It may take a couple chapters to get into so be patient.
This was my first experience with author Vince Flynn and his hero Mitch Rapp. The book was fun, fast, refreshing blunt and filled with macho bravado and violence. It is centered on our current crisis with IRAN and offers some predictable yet solid insights for escapist fiction.
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