From first word to last this very personal tale leads you into the richness of the life - on and off the 'Rez' - of Arnold Spirit. His unique challenges and circumstances coupled with what was, to me, an unfamiliar culture captured my attention and my heart! Never mawkish or seeking pity, I laughed as often as I felt sympathy.
An Indian Uprising!
I will keep this book near and listen again.
Well-loved and lesser known characters are woven together in a gripping tale that reminds me why I've always loved Tom Clancy!
I bought this book and then left it in a dark corner while I read others that were not nearly as enjoyable!
Deep South artfully wove together themes of racism, sexism, and murder with a thoroughly likeable main character, Anna Pigeon, who left her previous post for more challenge.
This is the first of this author's books that I've read but I'll seek out more. Barbara Rosenblat did her usual great job of bringing the characters and the story to life for me.
I had not read the print version first but will now go back to read it so that I can better enjoy this book. I believe that the author wrote a significantly stronger book that the one that I heard.
I listened to this book while on vacation and, with better narration, would almost certainly have devoured it in a weekend!
If only the author had not believed that using vulgar and obscene language would add to the story I could have enjoyed this book much more! Was it really important for variations on the 'F' word to be the single most frequently used word in the book?
the story line was good. I liked the disabled veteran hero and would enjoyed his determination in following a very complex set of clues to solve the case.
The narrator was really good and I have to suppose that the language required had to become bothersomely repetitive for him as well as the listener.
I frequently listen to books as I accomplish other tasks. Not only did I find the language distasteful but would have been very embarrassed had anyone else come in and heard the sort of thing I was listening to.
Compelling story effortlessly weaving back and forth between past and present. I literally stayed awake listening and stole every moment to get away to the little house on the cliff!
First and foremost; this book have been vastly improved by not being (badly) abridged! I wasn't aware that I was buying an abridged book until I realized that it was only some 6hours long. (My fault - I know that) The story suffered.
The story also suffered from some issues that I haven't previously heard in this series: while a 'musical tone' to demark chapters could be helpful; this was not only too long but the narrator was speaking through it. I also assume that this may have been an early performance by this narrator (who I usually love!) and the sound of swallowing was annoying.
I will continue to buy and listen to both the author and narrator because I'm sure that this unfortunate 'chop' of a book and poor performance are an anomoly!
I typically LOVE Kathy Reichs books from the Brennan series.
I would have like to feel more of the 'jointedness' I'm used to in these books. I didn't feel the sort of continuity I'm used to and, it seemed to me that the minutinae got in the way of the story.
I can't think of a specific narrator that I would choose.... but NOT Emond. The vocal characterisations werent consistent and seemed, at times, to be really flat.
I hope that this isn't a trend for the series!
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