Frankly, I can't rate the quality of the story because I listened to the first hour in different environments where I normally listen and gave up. The audio quality is terrible and, no offense to Mr. Rudnicki, but his voice is so low that with the poor audio quality, I can't enjoy the reading of the book. Not only can I not enjoy it, I can barely make out the spoken words doing anything other than sitting perfectly still in a quiet environment.
My headline says it all... Outstanding! Excellent story, excellent writing and an excellent performance by Mr. Brick. I hated to see the story come to an end. By far the best in the series in quite some time.
When it comes to fiction, I am a Mystery/Thriller reader so Truth in Advertising is a totally different type of story for me to choose. I can understand why some think the story is slow and the plot thin. That would be true if I were listening to it from my usual corner where action is expected non-stop.
This is not that type of book and if you're looking for action, this is probably not the book for you. Truth in Advertising is more of an experience rather than a story with a plot. This book dives into an individual's life experience... who he is, what he does and why he is the way he is. It's a book that actually made me laugh, actually made me uncomfortable a time or two and actually made me think.
Robert Petkoff is outstanding. He brings life to the characters and to the story. I've listened to his work several times (Michael Palmer & Michael Koryta books) and he is fast becoming one of my favorite narrators.
I enjoyed Truth in Advertising. It seems to drag a bit here and there but for the type of story it is, it holds its own. I don't have a lot to compare it to because it is so far outside of my normal listen but I can say that I would recommend it to my friends and will be looking forward to more work from John Kenney.
I actually like the story format of this book. With the big push today of "story telling" in sales, I hope more informational books will consider this method. The performance was OK but a little over the top at times with the background noises and the accents. All-in-all this was a good attempt at presenting the ideas in a unique format and the authors should be applauded for taking on the challenge.
The problem really lies in the substance. Frankly, there are very few new ideas in this material. If you read sales education material at all, you've already been exposed to most of these ideas. That's not to say there's no value in hearing them again... there is. If you're looking for motivational or focus material to listen to on your drive between calls, this may serve that purpose. But if you're looking for a new way to view sales or for some fresh, new ideas, I didn't personally have that experience.
I don't know how much Mark Greaney actually had to do with this book but I suspect quite a bit. This is by far the best Tom Clancy in many, many years. I've been disappointed with the last couple of Clancy efforts and was torn as to whether or not to read this book. But having read The Gray Man series by Greaney (which is terrific!) I gave this one a chance... and am GLAD I did! Excellent story and Excellent performance by Lou Diamond Phillips!
I own a hard copy of this and it is an excellent sales book with a collection of material from many of the best sales minds. It also provides basics on each individual so you can look up blogs and other material from those you find most useful.
This book is not meant for Audio. So much of this work is reference material that it drags on and on and I simply couldn't listen to it. I HIGHLY recommend reading this book but don't waste your time on the audio version.
This book lives up to the title. It is filled with common sense lessons and ideas that so many of us seem to have forgotten in the Sales 2.0 world. If you're an account manager or if you rely on inbound sales calls, this book may not be for you. But for those of us who go out into the real world and bring in new business, it's exactly what we need and it provides some much needed motivation and fresh ideas.
I've read or listened to every Harry Bosch book, some more than once. In fact I've read every book that Mr. Connelly has written. This is by far the slowest, least interesting of all. In fact, the only reason I finished this book was because I feel a sense of allegiance to both Harry and Mr. Connelly.
This narrator is not the most dynamic I've heard but I don't think he was nearly as bad as other reviews have portrayed. He simply had a boring story to work with.
Frankly, if this is where Harry is headed, maybe it's time for him to retire. I'm quite disappointed with this installment of the series.
I'm always anxious for more of John Corey. While some comment that they get tired of the wisecracks, I'm just the opposite. I personally enjoy the jokes. And I might add, Scott Brick IS John Corey. I can't imagine anyone else in the role and Scott is just outstanding as always.
You can read a synopsis of the story anywhere so let me just say that as with many of DeMille's books, there are fast and exciting moments, slower background moments and periods that kind of drag with filler. I think 1/3 of The Panther could have been edited out and you wouldn't have missed any of the story... but you would have missed the fun and wisecracks from Corey!. THAT is why I listen to this series. There are a lot of interesting characters in The Panther and again, Scott Brick brings them to life.
Frankly, the plot is simple and the resolution expected but there's just something about the way DeMille told the story that kept me into it. Although predictable, I found the story fun and engrossing if for no other reasons than to hear Corey's opinions and to learn a little more about Yemen so that I don't feel the need to ever have to visit... and that's probably a good thing.
If you haven't read the other John Corey stories in the series, you probably don't want to start here but if you're a DeMille/Corey fan, you don't want to miss this one. I got exactly what I expect from Mr. DeMille: Another great read!
This is a great follow up to Black Site, the first Delta Force series book. Lots of action with a cool insight into the world of Delta Force. Ari Fliakos does a fantastic job of bringing the book to life! My only complaint, and the reason the story gets 4 Stars instead of 5, is that it seems to end very quickly with many coincidences and lots of just plain luck. But what do I know, maybe that's the way it works in the real world. Although it's not mandatory, I'd suggest reading Black Site first to get the most out of this story. I truly enjoyed the writing, thoroughly enjoyed the narration and I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!
Sorry Mr. Child but I can't believe how bad and boring this book is. Where did Jack go? No action and blinking out a "code" in the car... seriously? I've read all of the books in the series and love Jack but this was just unbearable. And the broken nose portrayal was excruciating. I will not blindly buy another Reacher book again without waiting for other reviews of the book.
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