Daniel, news reporter, amateur detective goes to Cuba to learn about his friend’s death from the elusive woman who last saw his friend. An exciting moment in Cuba’s history makes an excellent background for this story. The author creates an exciting and satisfying ending to the mystery.
Lawyer quits his job to work with the homeless. I couldn't continue past chapter nine. I found nothing fun in this book. It’s just about some high priced, successful lawyer with a ruined social life who decides to quit his job and work with the homeless. The book is a lot of useless rambling about a stupid lawyer that could have made a better difference by donating a portion of his income to the Goodwill, but instead decides to work in a soup kitchen. I’m quitting at chapter nine, but that’s what’s happened so far. I can’t continue because I’m bored silly.Ignore all the great reviews and avoid this book like the plague - you deserve better.
I enjoyed the book, but I would have enjoyed it more if it were shorter. Too much detail that did not contribute to the story watered down the excitement that could have been here. I kept listening because the writing was good. The length of the book reminds me of someone who was paid by the word. I will skip some of the others by this author.
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.
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