I've read the Banks series and other novels by Robinson. I was looking forward
to another very good read. It didn't happen.
The book lacks focus, wanders and has no real oomph. How an editor let this happen
I'll never know because the ideas are there but they fall flat.
Since the Banks series is great especially the early books I'll not give up on this
author but I will wait to see what others think before I buy the next one.
Even Simon Prebble couldn't save this one!
If you are like me and have read all of the Claire and Jamie books you know that one or
two of them have been slow but with Gabaldon at the helm they did come around.
This new one is so like the first three or four books and it is so difficult to put down. When it was over I had to make some time just to think about it before I could start another book.
Gabaldon does not disappoint in any way and the ending is glorious!
Don't miss this wonderful addition to the series.
Every American should read this book particularly those of us who lived through this
era. I will never look at American Politics again in the same way.
On the strength of the first 3 books which I could not put down I bought 4 and 5. What a
mistake--too many characters left out, new characters go on forever and are a big yawn.
My favorites didn't appear at all. I can't imagine what Martin was thinking!
After the power of Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns this book
left me cold. It just jumps around with little or no depth. In spots there
are glimmers of what this author is capable of but they don't last. After
the long wait this book was a waste of my time and suffering through it
has left me resentful.
Will Patton's narration makes this book even more mesmerizing. Clete and Dave comealive as they would not on the printed page.
The evil in this tale is horrific and you always wonder what is about to happen to Cleteand Dave. Now that they are feeling their mortality due to age you just never know.
I've read all the Burke books including those older ones narrated by Mark Hammer whowas also wonderful. After his death, Patton came on the scene and I have not reada bad one done by him.
There is laughter, there is pain, there is evil--in short the book has everything.
To my knowledge this is the longest book in the series but I did not want it to end.I dreaded the next book after Glass Rainbow but this one is over the top in every way.
In my view James Lee Burke is a national treasure!
Plot goes nowhere except down. Language is appalling as are the constant perverted sexual scenes----a penis covered with thorns---really?? Book is way too long.
I wasted 7 hours hoping this would get better but it did not.
Not sure at this point because this is my first failure in a long time as I usually research my books carefully before choosing. Since I know that many of the writing trends today are not my cup of tea I will simply have to be more careful. One new writer recently caught my eye and I consider it a READ OF THE YEAR: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash which Audible has. It has everything well done and cannot be put down.
He is OK as narrator but why a good reader would want to perform a book like this is beyond me.
I would probably have cut half the book or more. There were times when the story tried to take off but failed.
Books are like clothes; one size does not fit all and we have to choose carefully.
We also have to accept mistakes when they happen but of course that is hard to do.
Yes, as the language and humor invite another visit since it is easy to miss the subtle nuances of both Watson and Holmes's thinking and behavior.
Most of the time because the book is very well written. There are few slow spots and the author's skill keeps the reader listening and wanting to return to a new account of a favorite era.
His pacing is nearly perfect. Vance is never boring and each character comes aliveas he reads.
This tale will allow you to re-enter the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Wonderful effort from a new writer. Good new authors are as scarce as hen's teeth these days, especially those that challenge the reader's intellect and produce a great story as well.
I usually keep 2 or 3 audio books going at once. Not so with this one. I could not put it down and the
reader is perfect. Great plot, superb characters, and it all hits from page one. Don't miss this one!
If you like tension that stretches till you can't bear it, great flawed characters with more humanity
than you can bear,this THRILLER has it all! I've read all of Robotham and this is his BEST! I could not put it down and the narrator is a lot of the magic. Don't miss this one!!!!
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