Ms. McGowan took a plot line pregnant with possibilities and still birthed a very poorly written novel. Her command of adjectives is inadequate; many of her conversations forced and unnatural. She cannot paint with words and her characters are underdeveloped at best. I was set to enjoy a page-turner and got a page-burner. I quit after 5 hours. I do not recommend this book to anyone.
A wonderful story, with all of the aforementioned reviewers adjectives. My dogs got extra-long walks so I would not have to put the book "down."
This is a great book: lively writing, well researched and for the most part, well paced. Criticism of the narration are petty: the woman is English and pronounces some words per the Queen's not American English. Jewish words are in fact recognizable. I almost didn't buy this book because of the complaints about the narration. I am so glad I did not heed the naysayers. A GREAT listen.
I nearly quit listening to this wonderful yarn after about 2 hours: The narrator's style was so off-putting. The gent is unable to convincingly emote incredulity, surprise,disgust,disbelief, or any similar mood. It all comes out as a cowardly whine. Unemotional dialogue was good, however. The story is a wonderfully irreverant memoir of JT's experience the Air Force at war. As a contemporary of Mr Haliday, but in the Navy, I can vouch for the accuracy of the "church of the Air Force," being familiar with another denomination of the same church, the Navy. The story was organized well, almost as though we were talking over a couple of Coors. As much as I enjoyed the tale in hindsight, I would not endure the narrator again, no matter how good the story seemed to be. Story: 5-stars; narration: 0-stars.
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