I gave this book a highest rating strictly for its narration. What else can one do with a reading by Frank Muller. The story was made entertaining by Muller ... he definitely carried the day for me on this one. Sorry we had to lose him so early.
This was the longest 7hrs and 22 minutes I've ever had to spend listening to a book. I mean Mark Hammer was totally in the moment for 7 hours. The drawl was unending. There was not one character that spoke at a quick pace. It was sleep inducing. .....
But I have to say it's a good story ...
All right, all right! I get it. They're the same but different. Pepsi vs Coke. So what? If you like this kind of stuff go ahead and enjoy.
This book answers so many questions about Tanenbaum's own experiences that are brought to bear in his Butch and Marlene stories.
This book, however, stands on its own as a cornerstone to the real life heroes of The Office of The District Attorney of New York County with due homage to "Mr. District Attorney", Frank Hogan.
Personally I don't think there will ever be another like him. This book is a keeper!!
Well, if you haven't already gotten your fill of John Corey, you might as well jump in for this one. Especially if you like the idea of being dragged across the god-forsaken Yemeni countryside. It was a hard trek for me, John and Kate, and his nemesis the CIA ... Yes they're all in his mind and then ... oh well, sit back and enjoy great gobs of Yemeni history as the team pursues "The Panther."
Excellent insight to Hooverdom. The good stuff ... and the true stuff. If you're still interested in learning more about Hoover this book fills in a lot of blanks and dark corners.
It's not Mark Hammer ... not even sure it's Matt Scudder ... I got fooled only because it's Lawrence Block. If they're your favorites it can be tough when they switch on you.
Indeed a masterpiece of storytelling. No motion picture could tell all the details of this book. But then movies serve a different purpose and manner of storytelling. This is a long book worth every penny ...John Lee is a great narrator, holding steadfast throughout, to deliver every nuance of this classic story. Ours to enjoy forever.
Stephen King has given us a masterpiece of suspension-of-disbelief. Impeccable research, and a clever go-back technique (different from Finney and Matheson), have resulted in a compelling thriller and romantic drama.
However, as we continue along the journey the inevitable questions arise : "Am I doing the right thing??" "Do I really know the consequences of my actions ??" "What about all those butterflies ... there must be zillions of them." Yes, there are. More than a zillion.
No matter. It's a thrill ride enjoy it.
Simon Prebble's narration is superior by far over previous version, revealing new facets of understanding, making this worthy of a re-listening and fuller understanding of the story.
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