This is wartime violence in gory detail. Even worse, it is written to glorify the horror of war. Sadistic histrionics!
It is a privilege to observe a little of the loving relationship between Herman Wouk and his wife, Betty Sarah Brown, in their life as writers. The story, although fictional, seems real-life and is quite funny and sweet. The book starts slowly and introduces the characters obliquely, then rapidly draws you in to learn what comes next. I loved this book.
No, not upbeat like most of Courtenay's books.
No more please. And Jessica is dead. Sniff.
This is a totally unrealistic interpretation of code breaking and math. There are irritating repetitive passages.
Most of it
Boring, philosophical blather, no plot or story. I was expecting Connolly or Grisham.
Couldn't finish the first half.
Reynard writes poorly and I would not waste my money on another book.
Morgan's performance was okay, but he should have been embarrassed to read this junk.
pot-boiler, cheap unrealistic sexual attitudes
don't waste your money on this
I kept hoping to get to the good part, after reading all the positive reviews, but finally gave up halfway through part 3. This book is terrible: gory, violent, histrionic, boring.
The other book we are listening to now is by Trollope, and we love it. I suspect other fans of Trollope will also not like this book by Martin, and vice versa.
Terrible recording; distorted, poor reading, repetition of whole chapters.
This is not up to the quality of Audible books.
It is a wonderful story and deserves a better reading.
The details of the story were too gory for my taste. The author created an intense atmosphere of blood and fishguts and violent people. The end of the book finds the protagonist drifting toward his next adventure.
This is great classic space opera. Part two of this series is available, but where is the Audible version? Part one leaves us hanging on a cliff with a nifty new life form, part human-part something else, forming two giant towers on Venus. Oh boy!!!
This book of Henry Ford's unfortunate attempt to grow rubber and to instill his American Way of Life in the jungle of Brazil, is overly long and repetitive. Every problem is hashed to death, over and over. The history is probably fairly accurate, and occasional facts are interesting. The ending of the book about the long-term effects of industrialization is particularly sad....the devastation of the local Brazilians' way of life, and the destruction of the jungle ecosystem. This is one of the worst books I've ever slogged through.
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