Note to self............In the future, disregard the first 5 reviews posted. More than likely they are from the author or friends of the author. No book is ever as good as what the first 5 posts claim. That being said, the book was interesting enough and moved along at a good pace. At times the premise was a little distracting but it worked. This is not a normal book for me to listen too, but I'm glad I did.
I did not read the printed version - that's so 1990
The story was a constant build up - it was a fun ride all the way!
I must say Dick Hill is still my favorite, but Jonathan did a good job. There were a couple of small instances where the book would move into another chapter and it took a moment to figure that out sometimes - he changed without warning. It did not affect the story.
I listened so long I had to use the bathroom at one point. Does moving to the bathroom count?
In all seriousness - I like the Jack Reacher books and it has been awhile since I actually enjoyed one all the way through. I was about to give up on him. First 5 star book for me in a long while
The story was so dragged out that the whole book could have taken only half of the chapters. The discussion of such minor details made this book the equivalent of watching paint dry.
I think he wrote this just to write a book. Betting that the name alone would sell the book and not worry about content. Makes me made when authors do this (James Patterson is another one that is guilty of this also)
Dick Hill is great - He could read the dictionary and make it sound good. Not his problem it was such a bad story.
Moments when the story actually moved along it was good - the dozen or so chapters of nothing really sucked.
I won't give up Lee Child yet - you don't hit home runs every chance at bat. I'm all about second chances.
Yes - not to predictable but fun
The mystery man - he could have gone either way
He flowed flawlessly between characters - awesome job - he made the book!
Not extreme - I liked the twist
Recommend the book - easy to listen to
No - once was enough.
The plot did continue to build - fun book
I enjoyed the whole thing
The last few chapters had were fun
So far, all of the Stephen King books rank in the top five. The narration is what makes these books come alive.
The plot moved right along. I would not call it an "edge of the seat" listen, but there were enough things going on to keep it interesting.
Well rounded book - it all worked for me
The story is about and amusement park - the name is as good as any.
I had this book on my wish list for a long time. I was worried by the description that this story would not be for me. I should have known that I have not listened to a bad King book yet. There are a couple of overlapping ideas from other books that pop up in this story, but it all works. 7hrs is not as long as most King books, but it was worth the listen.
Yes - the book is an easy listen and entertaining.
The author keeps the story moving along and does not go off on sub plots or dive in to drab details.
There were a couple of twists and turns, but the ending was worthy of the build-up
Oceans 11 meets born identity
The only negative would be the narrator. He did a good job, but you need a few chapters to get used to his style of reading. Almost like he is reluctant to be doing this if that makes sense?
The narration by Ron and Orlagh made the book
Sure - just disappointed in this one
If it was not for them, this book would have been a snoozer
Not really - nothing new here
The book took a long time getting to the point. You were never able to figure anything out which made the story even more frustrating. Everything gets summed up in the last chapter. What is supposed to be a big cliff hanger just makes you glad to be done with the book. It started off well, died in the middle and then quickly summed up in the end.
This book is 90% history lesson, 5% running in circles and 5% story. One review had said it perfectly - Dan went through a lot of trouble to describe everything to the last detail! I like the history, but not to much where it takes over the book. He wrote a book just to write a book
A great story of honor. Unbelievable tale of courage. Nice to know this can happen in our world
From start to finish the book stayed on course. Narration was perfect and that made this one enjoyable book. Highly recommended.
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