I enjoyed the unique point of view of a woman who had spent time in prison. Her experiences were well told and were shared with good humor and plenty of emotion.
The narrator had the accents of the various characters down. It's always nice to have some color added to the storytelling, with a reader who can convey characters as the author intends.
The grim reality of the way women are treated in the U.S prison system, when compared to the men is sad.
The book would have been even more interesting if more was included regarding the actual drug smuggling that took place. It reminded me of an episode of Locked Up Abroad, so including more details could have added more meat.
I learned details i hadn't read in any of the dozens of World War II related books. Bad things, but details that should not be forgotten. To forget such things is to forget the people who suffered, and that's not right.
I think of the victims more than any single character. They ultimately suffered the most, and paid the highest price.
Damned if you do; damned if you don't.
Some reviews stated the narration is poor. I disagree completely. The story itself is so absorbing, nitpicking over the narration seems petty.
I regret waiting to get this book. The author tells his story in way that is on its own level. The fact he sees his wife and daughter in the end, after what they all went through, is incredible.
There are many interesting stories in this book. If the stories were longer, it would have made it much better. Overall, I would recommend this to others.
Some of the grammar was pretty bad. "from which they came from"
It's likely. I've been a long time Grisham fan.
The accents were alright, but too many characters sounded like a typical Bill Clinton imitation to me.
The main gripe I have is that the story plot and ending especially were very predictable. Coming from someone who's read every Grisham book, this one was okay I guess. Other recent efforts were far more interesting, entertaining, and juicy in terms of content.
This was just full of exaggerated plot twists and farfetched events. The alcoholic disbarred lawyer quickly finds the long lost brother of Seth in spite of virtually no leads, the brother makes a miraculous recovery and makes it to Mississippi inspire of being detained by a detective, , Porsche as an intern, etc. It was all pretty lame in my opinion.
I love anything regarding our brave soldiers. The drama and detail that went into describing what the seals went through, how they died, and are remembered were the best parts.
The deaths of the three comrades. Each was horrible, cringing, and suspenseful.
My only issue about this story was the pervasive arrogance of the author. It's one thing to be 100% self confident in one's abilities, and in maintaining a can-do attitude at all times; especially when in battle.
But to mock foreigners for their turbans or bragging that the seals will always win is more about the talk than the walk. I thought seals were about walking the walk, and letting others do the talking. Not so much in this book.
Aside from the constant bragging, it's a hell of a story.
This story drags along. I didn't complete it as result.
There is far too much irrelevant detail on public displays of affection rather than moving the story along. I understand some color is great for fiction but there is too much here. Authors need to hook their readers in from the first sentence or paragraph at minimum or lose them.
If you like sappy stories with lots of kissing and hugging and emotions, mixed with an interesting story concept, you can give it a listen. But I personally want my credit back.
While I can't agree with all the claims, there are many elements that cause me to wonder how much more there is to the stories of global conspiracies.
You cannot fairly dismiss conspiracy books without hearing the controversies for yourself. There are many provocative points that one must consider. As the saying goes, where there's smoke, there's fire. I would recommend this book to others.
I don't believe everything the government, nor conspiracy theorists say equally. But I am open to consider all points to make up my own mind.
Absolutely! This is the struggle of a family that deals with much more than the issues with rebuilding a complicated business.
I wish the book were longer. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a story concerning animal lovers, but also anyone who enjoys a realistic story about family matters surrounding love, death, and inspiration.
Any fan would enjoy this book.
I love his views on politics and religion. I only wish I could verbally match his sentiment and articulate such opinions on both subjects. I agree with him on all counts.
A few parts did drag in my opinion, but overall, I would recommend this book to others for some great insights and laughs.
The authenticity of the story. I grew up near where Chester did, so what he said brought back many memories.
I appreciated his recount of his childhood. Growing up with Navajos, I never really heard how they were treated by the Govt in the past.
I learned a lot. That's always a good thing.
I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this book. Not only learning of a Navajo's experience in life, but also in war. The Code Talkers did an amazing thing, in spite of their treatment by non-natives before and after their contributions.
There is a lot to take in, but the confrontation with his father was fascinating and heartbreaking for sure.
His time at the special school - which was closed down - was entertaining.
The way in which the so-called doctor acted and behaved disgusted me beyond words. Also, Howard's father was particularly shocking in his reaction and excuses.
I hesitated to get this book for years, as the title seems too harsh. But believe me, it's a touching story about a young man who overcomes many heart-wrenching obstacles. Howard really is inspirational.
Above all, this story is more proof that parents need to spend more time with their kids, and not be so hasty as to put them on psychiatric drugs. Often, if you correct the problems at home, your kids might likewise improve their behavior.
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