I read this book many years ago and jumped on the audio book when it became available. As in every part of my life I remember things differently than when I was younger. I was young and easily impressionable. Then it was a romantic novel of Knights who were bold and dreamed. They were honorable filled with Idealism. Listening to the book I saw a new and revealing side that included a political agenda, an eventual pragmatic realization and a little romance.
The issue of Might versus Right tones in the book initially irritated me as Arthur and Merlin forged on to make everyone equal, then as the book progressed this Idealist quest turned quickly to the realization it's not as easy as they thought. The same hold true today!
I loved this book even more than I did fourty years ago. The characters are belivable the intrigue as bold and the outcome as sad. I highly recommend you listen to this wonderful tale of the origin of King Arthur and his rise to power and the creation of the Round Table, the mastery of Merlin, the brave Lancelot and the lovely Guinnever.
The Narrater was wonderful, the story enchanting. It's a masterpiece.This is the best novel of the Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
I will listen it it again.
The first 27 chapters was slow, laborious and repetitive. If it wasn't Scottoline I wouldn't have finished the book. Once it started, the fire it swept like an Arizona brushfire only to peter out at the end. She attempted to take on a number of important, timely issues but she never tied them them together thoroughly enough for me. I loved the effort but I expected a more cogent novel. The characters were great, there roles we identified and were carried out wonderfully but the storyline missed the mark.
I would recommend the abridged version of Don't Go. Scottoline's last few book have taken her out of her comfort zone from the Rosario and Associates novels, I commend her for taking the plunge and I hope she continues to write books that make us try to understand important issues we never face or want to think much about.I must admit I'd love to see Benny and the girls again.
Davidson was at his best conveying each character with distinction.
The Hit is a big hit. It has great characters that are defined and developed to continue the Roby series. It captivates from beginning to the end, a must read. I couldn't put it down and I hated it to end. Roby's character is well defined and made more human without taking away his edge. The plot was different, intense and riveting.
Ron McLarty is vintage as Baldacci's reader and Cassidy is growing on me. The editor have gotten the sound effects to fit well with the authors intent without being overbearing.
I wasn't sure how he would close it but but he blindsided me and without giving anything away was justify fitting and unusual. While I'd like another dose of The Camel Club, I'll take Roby a few more times.
After reading about the training, discipline and preparation Seals must endure this book is out of its element. It mocks what I've come to expect from this elite fighting force.
The plot is weak, the characters under developed, too many unbelievable situations and too much dialogue. The ending was a farce. Not worth a credit.
I did like the narrator but he couldn't save this mess.
I loved the opening act which set up this sappy book. I liked the ending act even if it wasn't the usual super duper wild ride we expect. Oh my, the middle is muddled. Too many underdeveloped characters, too many obvious hints, too many fights, too many needless deaths and too much whining. When I think of a book about academia I expect a ride with "Indiana Jones". I believe the abridged version would have been better.
I kept saying would you like some cheese with the whine Jack which is as silly as the endless pining of the main character.
Coben never developed the underlying question of what I thought was his intent. Should I act in a black or white world or one that grey permeate throughout. Idealist or Pragmatist?
I expected more. I liked the ending. It's unusual to read a novel that gives closure to a story and avoids questioning the authors typical need for the big surprise.
Harlan Coben is an amazing author, I love his work but I hope its Sixty Years before he pens another like this one.
How about one more hit of Myron and the gang please? Pretty please!
....to be continued is the best part of this novel. If I hadn't read "The Inner Circle" I'd have been lost at times.
It was an interesting thriller with many of the familiar Meltzer twists and turns. It was a good read but Brad has a way to go to match Dan Brown in the decoding and historical arena. The characters are wonderful, the narration is sweet but there was something I couldn't put my head around to made me think everything was there.
Still, I anxiously await the third novel in this series, Hadrian, Clementine, Marsh and Beecher need to fulfill this drama to a final crescendo.
Just when I wondered for Clancy would get back to the top writing with co-authors then
WHAM. "Threat Vector" thunders from above, beyond and through cyber space and the realities of the imperfect technological age that is our world.
He's changed as fast as new technologies and makes you hold on tight giving you the option, either become a computer nerd or a secret operative. This real and plausible story shows another vulnerability our Government faces. To protect and defend has added a new meaning. I wasted a lot of gas going out of my way rather than going straight home at times. It's a winner!
Margolin does it again, another Political Thriller racing to a great end. This is better than reality within the Beltway.
Like Ludlum, Van lustbader's books have complicated plots, unimaginable situations and good guys/ladies that are bad and vice versa. I would have preferred the abridged version. In spite of these remarks I await his next book with Jack, Allie and Annica. Unrequited love and the bond between a young girl and her mentor have a grip on me. Damn the predictible unpredictability, throw away characters and Allie 's sudden ability to become super teen. I'm a sucker for this series.
Will love endure, will Ally grow to have a series of her own, only time will tell.
The title is the only thing that could have been better. It's another Jack Reacher tale that's difficult to turn off. Great plot, characters and story. Easy to listen to, usual twists and turns and Reacher's amazing insignificant trivia that continues to make the mighty Reacher the unusual hero that makes him different than others. I can't wait until his next venture comes to life. He's always in the wrong place at the right time.
Loved the story but it's hard to determine how much is true. It's a great insight into Seal Team Training and introduction into Seal Team Six. I couldn't shut it off and didn't care what was real and what wasn't. I wanted more!
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