I loved the first book in this series; I was engaged in the 2nd book; but the 3rd book was a struggle to get through. It was as if Collins felt she had to extend this to three books but ran out of captivating material. Stephen King would have wrapped this story into a single book and saved us all a little money. I won't give too much away for those of you who haven't started the 3rd book, but I was really disappointed in how Collins handled the resolution of Catniss' decision over Peta and Gayle. As a fundamental theme in all three books, I was shocked that it was resolved in an "off hand" way near the end of the book. I wish I would have saved my 3rd credit.
Resolution between Gale and Peta
Chris is not the greatest narrator. He makes no effort to change his voice as the characters change, which made it difficult - at times - to determine who was speaking. His voice is not crisp, which was annoying at times as I tried to distinguish certain words.
Great story about how politics used to work. This is particularly relevant given the ugly condition that we have in Washington now. Chris had a great perspective in his role with Tip which adds significant credibility to the story.
I agree with many of the comments made by other reviewers. I've read every book that John Grisham has written, but I was growing a little frustrated because he seemed to be straying from what he does best. This book recaptures the excitement that was prevalent in his early books. And - unlike many of his books - he's given us an ending that is satisfying.
Not the best audible performance. I thought Michael spoke a little too slow at times - in a halting fashion. And many of his characters reminded me of a bad impression of Bill Clinton.
Demille is one of my favorite authors. Here is does a great job of blending fact with fiction to present a very entertaining story. I especially enjoyed his interview with the author.
I love WWII stories, and this is one of the best I have read. Even though I knew the thread of the story before I started the book, I was captivated as the story unfolded. My faith in humanity has been restored.
The reunion of these two pilots was truly a moving part of the book. It's disturbing that some people were bothered by this development.
Way too much football drama in a book that was intended as a murder mystery. The story never held my interest, but I stayed with it hoping there was going to be an ending that would intrigue me; no such luck.
I love John Grisham, but I've always been disappointed in how he finishes his books. Landay has that figured out.
Gardner reads extremely well, but occasionally I had trouble determining which character was speaking because he did not vary his voice as the characters changed.
Incredible story of an average academic who uses his energy and passion for design and influence to change the world during his lifetime.
No. Too slow. I had to listen at 2x speed to get his voice to a listenable level.
I was captivated until the end of the story. Then all of the air seemed to come out of the plot. It certainly appears that he authors are setting things up for a sequel, but that doesn't help the reader feel good about this particular book.
I've listened to a lot of Scott Brick's books, and I often select books for his performance value alone. But I agree with some of the other reviews here. His narration in this book seemed to be slow and did not add to the interest of the reader. Perhaps the story line was not the best for Scott.
Almost unbelievable. I couldn't stop listening to this. I was fascinated by the obstacles faced by this group, and the extraordinary actions taken to get out of each situation. The book caused me to do some research about the Antarctic and the islands that this group was exposed to.
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