I already like Linda Howard, but with this book, there are some down right LOL moments (literally)--wait til the condom box scene. Hee! Yes, there is the romance aspect, but it's also a thriller and suspense. It will keep you on your toes and you'll fall in love with the main characters (including the main woman's aunt and mom). You won't regret getting this book. I listened to it on audio (I like audiobooks while I run or do weights) and the narrator is wonderful. You won't regret giving this book a chance. If you like this one, check out her Medina series.
I guess I can also relate since I grew up in a small town. You'll love Daisy, Jack, Ev, aunt Jo, Todd, etc.
Mrs Poole and Leo
Haven't heard her other stuff, but she is excellent. Great with voicing men and women and giving them each a unique sound. Very few narrators can do this (Rosalyn Landor is another one who can pull it off), but she does male and female equally well. It was easy to follow along and get wrapped up in the story. I plan on checking into her other work.
This book really shouldn't be labeled as romance. Yes, there is romance, but it's really a backdrop to the mystery. This book is primarily a mystery with twists and turns. This is not the typical historical romance.
Loved her performance. Voices all the different characters well and gives a dry sense of humor to Jane.
I'm a big fan of KB's for a long time and she never disappoints. This is an excellent book about getting through when life gives you lemons. There's also more to the character Kenzie than meets the eye.
She does an excellent job voicing the different characters and brings them to life.
When he was in BUD/S & when he dealt with the bullies in elementary school.
He's a pit dead pan and would have liked to have seen more of his personality come through. The story might have been served better by a professional reader like Ray Porter. Loved his narration of Howard Wasdin's & Kevin Mitnick's books.
The BUD/S hallucinations made me laugh.
When he took down the drug dealer thinking he was an actor in a role-play scenario and when he moons his neighbor.
Great pacing and I also liked that the book gives his wife Taya's perspective. Her POV gives insight into the sacrifices those left at home go through.
I don't have a whole lot to add that the item description doesn't already say, but the story is a nail-biting adventure that keeps the listener on edge. Swanson's performance is excellent. Even though this series is considered YA, adults will love it to for the suspense and action.
This is a story with a lot of unlikable characters and the ones like Teddy, Bertha and Cora who aren't unlikable are merely middling (I didn't come to care about them as much as I should have). Her eventual husband is a d-bag and the end seemed rushed. I don't want to spoil everything, but I was disappointed with Bertha's decision at the end. She was one of the more fleshed-out characters.
As far as the performance, I wanted to tear my eyeballs out listening to Kellegren doing the upper class British accents. The Americans were okay, but her English aristocrat was annoying as nails scraping a chalkboard.
The narration is excellent and Eric's writing will make you feel like you really know Eric, Kelley and his friends. It's uplifting, poignant and will make you cry. However, reading/hearing Adam's story will make you want to go out and do more with your life. There's also a nice interview with Eric at the end of the book.
First, I'm not sure why reviewer Tim was surprised at the Christian aspect of this book since God is in the title. Anyway, It was interesting to see this guy go from professional skate boarder, and stoner to a SEAL. I wanted to cry over the sweet friendship/mentor/mentee relationship with Scott Helvenston (former SEAL and Blackwater contractor killed in Iraq). There were also funny parts from his childhood such as a bad run-in with a homemade 'rocket' made with a paper towel tube.
There's a lot of technical information such as he goes into detail about diving equipment, technique and firearms.
I didn't expect the narration of be A+ since this is narrated by the author, but it gives the audiobook a more personal feel.
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