This story couldn't have much less depth but the performance turns it into a fun listen for one of those times when you don't want to have to think or analyze. It's definitely a girl's story. It's uplifting and makes you laugh.
This author/narrator combination never disappoints. Story lines are drawn from the headlines of the day. Dan John Miller is an outstanding narrator. His transition from one character or one accent to another is flawless. He brings each character into separate focus while blending them together to follow the story. It is always a pleasure to find another of these books. Always a good listen.
I happen to enjoy the old 1940's PI stories. This was just plain fun. Good writing, excellent -narration -- by the same person. All to often authors are not the best readers of their work. That a pleasant surprise! This is a book to return to when you just want to be entertained.
I am a dog lover who enjoys the special relationship often occurs between man and dog. This was well portrayed. Having said that, this book is an example of a man who makes poor judgement calls and pays a price which could have been avoided. There are so many books with this theme that you can begin to wonder if anyone thinks others are as smart as he is. It seems that no matter how often the character is shown to be wrong, he doesn't learn. Not really as good as most Robert Crais novels. Too bad. His books have always been entertaining and educational about human nature even if a little over the top.
Instead of an entertaining story well performed, this comes across as an environmental lecture being read to a class by a teacher. Good chance the class would either lose interest or fall asleep.
The narrator's harsh rapid delivery completely took away from the enjoyment of listening to what should have been very pleasant. Why oh why is there not better consideration given when choosing a narrator. The voice and delivery can make or break a book.
Perhaps this deserves more than two stars for the story but --well, it's just a little over the top. I think the author got a little carried away. Even so, it was fun to listen to.
This author/narrator combination is a winner. The humor and political satire make for great fun.
If you were alive and aware when President Kennedy was assassinated, you remember what you were doing, where you were, how you felt. I was not caught up in the Kennedy mystique but the assassination of our President was shattering. This is a fine, well-written presentation of the impact on the Secret Service Detail charged with protecting President Kennedy. The anguish is palpable. Thank you for sharing a most difficult time in your lives.
Sometimes you just want to listen to a pleasant voice read a story which doesn't require close attention. This is it.
I tried. I really did. I made it all the way through the first download before I threw in the towel. This story could have been written so much better. Hours of listening to a whiney, profane, self-centered young man excuse his own abberant behavior while blaming his parents for making him that way is just too much. Granted, he endured more than most in his young life but many people have faced as much and more and have been decent, caring, productive human beings in spite of, or because of, what they went through growing up. This is a re-write of an old story line which falls way short of adequate. Considering what he had to work with, the narrator did a good job. There, I found something positive to say.
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