A good plot, detailed description but lacking in enthusiasm, suspense and humor. Some readers found the book to drag on for the first couple hours. I found it to drag on for about 7 hours. I almost gave up at the end of part one but decided to finish it. Part two did improve and the writer’s skill did come out and he somewhat redeemed himself and the book. I found benefit in the books giving me some cultural education which helps me understand the Afghan people better. I need a book like this to provide me with some comic relief, something funny to break up the discouragement. I don’t understand why so many people loved this book; I did not.
Sometimes I just want a fun, action packed, exciting book. This book fit the bill. Loved it! The protagonist is a likable guy I can relate to. He doesn't necessarily want to hurt anybody, but things happen and people get hurt including the Grey Man. The book is peppered with an appropriate level of profanity and no awkward sexual scenes. The Grey Man is not overly macho as is the protagonist in the Jack Reacher series. This is exactly the type of story I want to listen to from time-to-time when I just want to relax or I'm out for a walk. Graphic violence, excellent narration, blazing guns, and no silly sex!
I enjoyed the information and delivery. This is one book I will listen to more that once because it's packed with good information and detail. The narration is a little exaggerated, but that's Cramer's style and it works - keeps me focused.
The book failed to capture my interest and seemed a little shallow. I agree with the review from D. Davis only I couldn't finish the book, thanks for letting me know the ending.
Book is okay. Not my favorite genre, a detective type story. The book starts out a very slow but gets better about halfway through. A few interesting characters, good location and description make to book tolerable. The narration was probably the best part. There are a few pauses, but not so long as to bother me. I probably won’t listen to other books in this series.
I was a little skeptical about this book. Similar books, such as Lee Burke, Paterson, Baldacci and even some of Lee Childs books I have not enjoyed so much. Who knows, maybe it just has to do with a person’s mood at the time, or maybe it was just low expectations, but I enjoyed this book and will listen to more of the series. I found it to be good, distracting entertainment, just light reading for fun.
I enjoyed this book and found it to contain useful and inspiring information. How can you be all you can be? This book has the answer. It’s not magic, it’s hard work. The question not answered is where does the intrinsic motivation come from? I recommend this book because it has practical advice on how to improve whatever it is that you want to do better. This book has immediately helped motivate me to do more with the understanding that it will help me preform at a higher level. The book does not say where intrinsic motivation comes from but it did help increase mine. I wish I had read this when I was ten years old.
If you’ve read the other reviews you understand this is an account of life in the Dominican Republic. The narration is excellent. I enjoyed the voice and tone of the narrator. The language and accent was appropriate for me. I understand and speak Spanish, but it would be hard for me to write this review in Spanish. If you have an intermediate level or higher comprehension of Spanish the language in this book will be appropriate for you. The author provides a rich detail of description. I enjoyed this book and benefited from understand life from the sister’s point of view.
The book starts out a little slow, just daily life and such. I almost stopped listening but then it started to get more exciting once the sisters attended a party at the palace. From then on I enjoyed the story. It’s a story of struggle under a repressive government and ends in tragedy.
Things were bad. It is important to understand that what happened in Central America in the 1980s and earlier was worse, much worse. What’s important to take away from this book is the sister’s dedication in fighting for freedom and justice. They are heroines; they sacrificed themselves with courage for the greater good of their country. This book honors their memory.
I agree with Joan, this is an awesome book. It was a huge surprise to me that I liked it. This was unexpected pleasure. I only tried after reading after seeing so many good reviews. This is a true classic – stands the test of time.
A lot of good deal and description but a little lacking in excitement, the second half gets better. I didn't find this story captivating.
A lot of reviews mention the ending. I liked the ending, it had a redeeming quality and the author's end notes were helpful, keep listening. I enjoyed book two best, but if you enjoyed the first two books it's well worth finishing the series.
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