If you have some sense of history and enjoy reading it you will love this book. David Case's narration is the best. Flashy is the hero that most of us would chose to be not the damned fool who goes willingly to confront danger. One hopes that the rest of this great series is added to Audible's catalogue.
Crais gives the listener the cop-eye-view of the action and that of his dog, Maggie. I'm a dog guy and the insight that Crais uses to describe how Maggie sees the world and her relationship with her pack-mates is spot on.
The listener can feel the action sequences and the emotions of Scott, Maggie's pack-mate, as he deals with the crises in their adventures.
Maggie, as Scott would say, is the best dog in the world.
The early sequence as Maggie and her Marine were on patrol in Afghanistan
I am going to listen to everything Crais has in the Audible catalog.
Well read and glorious use of language. The protagonist has a very difficult time trying to understand the nature of the thing(s) that he has experienced. This would be the case for any of us who cannot imagine the new dark war reality.The actual reading of the book is superb. Mr. LeCarre' has taken us to other adventures in the muddled world of the war on terror and has shown us that the people charged with its execution have become what they beheld. Sobering, to say the least.
Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Schahill
His love of words and his extraordinary use of the language
Being a veteran of the intelligence/security business, I love LeCarre's ability to show the importance of the human element in the whole seedy business. Human intelligence is ultimately ruled by the vagaries of the human heart.
The story, for one thing. By the time I was 2hrs into it, I never wanted to be around the characters again. I pressed on, hope attempting to triumph over experience and was disappointed.
Why I left Goldman Sachs
The reader did some screaming, not doubt to help us get in the story and it hurt my ears.
Anger, I hated the little girl and grew to dislike, Alex, the female lead.
Every single pirate movie, story or book of fiction has already done the deeds performed by our intrepid protagonist. Buzz kill: he is a Harvard man. Anyhow, if it really happened, then I see this guy as the prototype for the legend/stories of pirates. I would perfer Drake v. Panama first person fiction but fact based
in the style of George MacDonald Fraser.
Some minor technical mistakes make it hard to suspend disbelief. Hard nosed cop makes a good hero versus nazi super villans. Military vehicles don't have keys, for one thing. My step-father was in the battle and remembered asking other GIs "who is the king of swat?" (Babe Ruth).
The Germans did cause chaos.
Will Patton does a great job with an interesting story.
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