Ozark, AL, United States | Member Since 2009
I Can't believe I've went 48 years and haven't read this book.
There were parts in this book that I wanted to skip because the story had me so mad. Am so glad I didn't.
From the start it grabbed me and would not turn loose. I usually listen riding to work and when I cut grass, I even cut my neighbors yard so I could get another 2 hours of book time. I would give 2 credits for just another 2 hours.
Wow just Wow.
Really don't know.
Had no problem with the Narration.
Don't know why he added some of the characters just to treat them the way he did.
I could see where it might be interesting to some, but it seemed to me that if is was telling one story, he would give 10 to 15 examples of the very same thing...just different names and places. I would get where he was going with a point, and he would tell example after example after example. The author could cut the book in half, and it would have been a lot better.
Great books..I really don't care for prequels, but I loved the first ones so much I took a chance. Dang I'm glad i did... It's almost as if M.J.S. Planned it this way. After I finished with the two prequels, I went back and relistened to the first 3, and wow I got so much more out of the whole series.
An incredible Story. If you love stories about WW2 then this book is a must have for your Library.
A different perspective of the War that you would almost think is Fiction.
After listening to this book I realize that I know only a fraction of what these Soldiers went through.
It would be a shame if this book is not the First of a series. It grabbed me from the first chapter, and would not turn loose. If you have a credit and can't figure out what to try, buy this book. You will not be disappointed.
I read some of the other reviews, and they said that after a while the book grabbed you.
I did not have this problem, it grabbed me from the first page.
I love historical fiction, but this is my first book dealing with the Japanese, it will not be the last.
With that said I wish the author had spent a little more time on the ending, it's almost like the he got tired at the end and took the easy way out, or someone told him that the book was to long.
Don't get me wrong I didn't mind the ending, just the way it was ended.
I debated on buying this book because I watched the movie a couple of years ago.I know that the book is always better, but I THOUGHT I knew outcome. Wrong. There was so much changed that it seemed like a different , but similar book.There were a lot of subplots left out of the movie. That alone was worth the credit for this book.
I really love the the different subplots. You could almost make different books off of each one.
Nothing that I've read.
John Lee and Scott Brick are the two best in my opinion.
The good guys always win in the long win.
I have been an avid reader all of my entire life, and I also have almost 300 audible library. I just can't believe I've went this long, and never read or listened to A Ken Follett novel.
Yes, I will give Nelson DeMille another chance, he is a great writer. He dropped the ball on this one tho. Scott Brick could make a dictionary sound interesting.
Split Second by David Baldacci.
Slows the story down (in a good way) he brings the characters to life.
I love John Corey's humor, but I think Mr. DeMille put way to much in this book.
No Action, I take that back two action scenes in a in 21 1/2 hour book. Very very slow, and enough with all of the wise cracks. Humor is a huge part of what makes John Corey who he is, but an older head once told me " A man Can get to much of Ice Cream and Cookies.
I found myself just letting my iPod run, I don't think I backed up once after the first hour. I probably would have deleted if I hadn't wasted a credit on this book.
The Lions Game IS one of my all time favorite books, but there has been a HUGE drop off in the last two John Corey novels.
I'll probably buy the next detective Corey book, but there aren't many more chances left in me.
Listen and I dare you not to laugh the cry, laugh and cry. Then I double dare you to turn it off. I rarely listen to a book twice this is one.
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