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Thomas

Franklin, TN, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • A Darker Place

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    A famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper named Alexander Kurbsky has gotten fed up with the Putin government, and decides he wants to "disappear" into the West. He is under no illusions, however, about how the news will be greeted at home, having seen too many of his countrymen die mysteriously at the hands of the thuggish Russian security services, so he makes elaborate plans with Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the "Prime Minister's private army".

    Thomas says: "Best Jack Higgins book in several years"
    "Best Jack Higgins book in several years"
    Overall

    I 've been a huge Jack Higgins fan for over 20 years. The last several Sean Dillon books that I've read repeated too many of the same formula elements, i.e. the boat ride to Ireland, plane landing in the sea, Blake Johnson getting ambushed, the same quote from Heidegger about resolute living and Dillon getting saved by his titanium waistcoat. A Darker Place does repeat most of these leitmotifs but it goes further and explores many new elements.

    Sean Dillion is relegated to a relatively minor role. He is in the story throughout, but in the back row of the characters. My interest in the next book in the series is high because of the introduction of one or more new characters that I think can enrichen the cast of usual characters.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16852)
    Performance
    (13023)
    Story
    (13054)

    A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    Teddy says: "Did not disappoint..."
    "Vast story and highly addictive"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is incredibly broad in scope with deep development of many of the characters. Much like the Aubrey-Maturin series of Patrick O'Brien in that if you like the first story then you will be drawn into a new rich world and be compelled to listen to the entire series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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