Canton, CT, United States | Member Since 2005
Mr. Rubenfeld is a literary genius. The way he blends his characters with the historical figures not only entertains but educates us of the times gone by. This book is like an adrenaline-pumping ride on a roller coaster that plunges you back in time meeting historical characters who have contributed to the progress of science and American culture. I enjoyed the participation of Sigmund Freud and Madame Curie and other cabinet members during the time of Warren Harding. The plot is so convoluted but it the end the characters seamlessly intertwine like fibers to form the tapestry.
So far, this is the most emotionally charged of the Cross Series. Not only do we see Det. Alex Cross as the meticulously organized and systematic Officer but the book depicts his human side as a loving father, husband and just one human being elated to savor the accomplishments of his family but also at a total loss after his a five-fold tragedy befell in his own household. Mr. Patterson is one author who knows how to pierce that pain center in our brain and share the misery of Mr. Cross as he helplessly deal with his tragedy and how he succumbed to a vacuum when he realized that there is nothing else out there to live or die for. But then, there is a Sequel to this book and Mr. Patterson trumps again to keep us hoping that with one stroke of his pen, the plot reverses to a complete 360 degree revolution.
One of the best Reacher series thus far. Dick Hill's way of delivering the words line by line evokes real action as if you are riding with the main characters.
The scene inside the holding room (or prison) where Reacher's sense of auditory perception
accounted most of the action until he was able to device a plan to free up himself then extricate (rescue) Major Turner from the adjacent cell.
As expected, Dick Hill did not fail his faithful Reacher fans. The story is full of action, funny at times, and masterfully crafted. He portrays Jack Reacher as one soldier who can survive using his wits and his muscles, so unconventional in his ways but unafraid to face the "authorities" who defy the social conventions. This is another book for the movies.
Emily, the deviant multi-talented brilliant practical-minded young woman.
Excellent choice of Heather Corrigan. I wanted her to really express her rage like a cat in distress on some of the book chapters. There is something in her tone of voice that captivates her listeners. I started listening to this book while I was tilling my garden at around 8:00 AM here in Connecticut this July 4th weekend and did not stop until I finished the full length of the book the same day while driving to my destination in Southern New Jersey to attend a birthday party.The plot is very contemporary and believable. Our brain has 10+ billion neurons and in our lifetime, I don't think we utilize 1% of it. There is just so much mind power to explore and Max Barry's concept to master our acumen to persuade, command and direct a cluster of population to attack and kill, is not far from reality... and frightening. I bet that there are clandestine agencies out there who continue to develop this Pavlovian deviation and we hope that if it does happen, it will be used for the common good. The interference of the Establishment to continue to dominate our lives is just beginning. Our data are stored every time we browse the internet. All of us are tract down whenever we use our mobile phones. Nothing is secret in this day and age anymore. The only thing left is our mind. Once the government finally unlock this mystery, we are like the subjects in the movie "Terminator"
Absolutely recommend this book to my friends especially those who do missionary works in the 3rd world countries
The plot is Dan Brown's genius. Not only entertaining but also educational and believable.
Paul Michael is top-notch narrator. I have heard his voice in the books that I have purchased through the years (including the Bourne Series) and he will definitely increase the audible sales.
The long commute from CT to my son's graduation is Rochester, NY was made easy and exciting by listening to Mr. Brown's newest novel, Inferno. The winding roads, cops chasing the speeding motorists, traffic jams did not raise my adrenaline more than Dr, Langdon and his personal physician, Dr Brook's experience as they elude so many obstacles while traversing the labyrinth of Venice's subterranean passageways. It's like retracing the places I have been during our trip to Italy few years ago, and much more. Mr. Brown also has a way of dissecting the true nature of each character making sure that the readers understand why they evolved to be who they are. Not only did this book entertained me but it also gave me a better perspective of how life is all about. We have our own "inferno" to work with to make us a better person.I wish that he will also write his future novels with Asian flair and mystique and do justice to Manila's beautiful side.
This is just the 2nd novel of Harlan Coben that I have finished and I have come to like his convoluted plot and poetic style. The opening pages are somewhat disconnected and as you breeze through the half of the book, the suspense builds up, ultimately amusing you with an unexpected but happy ending.
It is worth the time listening to his books, much more so when Scott Brick reads them for us. He too is in my topnotch narrators.
As always, it is a pleasure to listen to Prof McCullough's new book. His mind is a repository of historical vignettes. I wonder if he used his enduring typewriter again. He should however give up narrating his book to some younger guys like Scott Brick.
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