This work was my first introduction to Collins’ work and did I enjoy this. I had thought I’d listen while I did house work, you know background story “noise.” Boy was I surprised, I couldn’t quit listening, I had to listen straight through. Good thing I loaded this on my phone so I could have it with me everywhere until I’d finished the “book.” The social comment, I believe the underlying premise of this work, centers (in my opinion) around what happens when psychopaths and sociopaths have the best survival skills. What is stunning was the recognition that the story is fiction, the fear, dominance, and detachment necessary for this fictional society to exist are already manifesting in our current, real word. Read and be very afraid. And yes, I did buy the other two books in this series of three.
Great story, well written, fast paced, and characters I came to care about.
The plot, while fiction and rather "dark," was just realistic enough to be mesmerizing. I loved how over the course of the story we learn just enough about "Jack," to root for him when he needed it most! Jack is a "soft," "tough" guy -- as you listen to the story you'll understand this description of him better. I had never heard about this author or his series of books about Repairman Man Jack, by luck of the draw I decided to give this book a try. I assure you I will be listening to every one of his books in this series. I LOVED it.
This is my first time hearing of both this story and it's narrator Mr. Joe Barrett. Mr. Barrett is great and I think his performance contributed significantly to the "life" and "feel," of the characters and the overall story.
Repairman Jack is not for your ordinary tinkering: extraordinary repairs only need apply.
Loved this, will definitely listen to all the books related to Repairman Jack. I love this series as much as I did the "Oregon Files."
One of the worse books I have ever had the misfortune of trying to listen to. This book is poorly organized, too long for the topic, way too much interspersion of Latin for the majority of us who do not know Latin, thus taking us out of the story. The “jumping around” in both story time lines and character “flashbacks,” made the underlying point of the story almost impossible to figure out.
Basically a good story premise, all that is has come before and “man” is not necessarily who we have been told we are. However, the convoluted and abbreviated, multiple interjections of fact and metaphysical conspiracy theories related to allegedly Roman Catholic knowledge withholding rendered obtuse, uninteresting, and unimaginative.
Not worth listening to even if free.
My first time hearing one of Tom Weiner's performances. I think Tom did a great job with an atrocious story.
I would like to see the plot of this story done in a creative and intelligible way, this could be an explosive, powerful, and thought provoking story line.
Well, Cullser and Du Brul have done it again, written a contemporary fiction that probably has already happened. I won’t give the plot away, but there is plenty of political intrigue, and guess which of the crew has gets to have a “sideline” budding crush. I love the fact that the “love attraction” did not take away from the story in any way, but it was fun realizing that the crew really are humans. Great story plot, good blend of back-story leading to the current mission of the Oregon. Keep the stories coming and I’ll keep reading and listening!
This is one book that I suggest you get the “hard copy” and at least browse through it first, then buy to listen if you prefer audio books. I understand this book is about vampires in America, but the detailed, progressively horrific gore with each account is over the top. This work, in whatever format, in my opinion, should come with a warning about the graphic nature of the gore. I think the story could have been at least as enjoyable, if not more, and would be appealing to a much wider audience.
There is no way I would recommend this to anyone I know – ever. Too bad because the concept, and “story itself” was creative, plausible (for all those who believe in vampires) and woven with skill through documented historical events.
Sometimes, leaving to the reader/listener’s imagination is the best suspense there is with the right “set up.” At least there is “fast forward” capabilities with listening to the audio, but it makes for very “choppy” listening.
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