I had to stop this one. Couldn't go on. Starts out okay, but then the plot becomes just too idiotic. Also, there was a heavy emphasis on developing the homosexual male characters to the exclusion of the others. It stopped being about the plot and became one of the author's agenda. If I'd wanted a book about homo eroticism I'd have asked for it. The narrator was doing his best to feminize the characters. Just got to be disgusting.
Besides this the plot, although it starts out well enough, becomes so farcical it was hard not to laugh.
I've read the books in the Reacher series up to this one. Occasionally Reacher would kill another character, but in this book, he kills 4 people in a row in a pretty horrible way. As long as he has worked it out that its okay then its okay. I don't know if I can keep reading this series. Smug in his attitudes, full of self importance and superiority, and unforgiving. He's a vigilante, a tough guy, without much of a conscience, a sociopath. Aren't prisons filled with people like this? I did enjoy the narration. Dick Hill is great. It's the character of Reacher I have a hard time with. He's so outside of anything human. I also don't like how Child continues to make fun of conservatives, Christians, and certain groups of Americans. He inserts his liberal ideas like PETA. I don't know. Just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
This story is interesting in and of itself. I mean a bear attacking a man in the wilderness who's buddies leave him for dead, but he's not. Interesting plot. I learned some history of the fur traders which I had known little about. Since the story is based on fact, it made reading more enjoyable. Really shows how hard life was for these men of the American West.
I thought the narrator was good.
I've read this book several times and don't mind coming back to it. It's informative and interesting. Such strange stories about real people and the different neurological illnesses that beset them. Even though it's filled with neurological observations, the author's compassion comes through clearly. He really does care about these patients.
An interesting read that I keep coming back to.
What a compelling story and what a patriot. I didn't know this story before I read the book. I heard there were thousands at Chris Kyle's funeral. Now I know why. The plot was amazing. The narrator did a good job of portraying Chris even down to the quirky humor. This guy believed in America. Even when he died he was trying to help a fellow soldier. There were some funny moments in the book and the narrator did a good job of making them so. Few books make me want to read them again. This is one of them. Can't wait to see the movie, although I know it won't be as good.
This was my first book from Murray McDonald. It was interesting and caught my attention from very early on. Just when I thought I had it figured out there would be a major twist in the plot. It kept me guessing. What an ending!
He had plenty of humor. Great blend of thriller and sci-fi. I wish more writers would do this.
The narration was good and varied well between the characters. I would listen to Adam Verner again.
This is my first audiobook from this author. I felt right at home listening to the story. It was funny at times, especially when the author poked fun at himself. It was interesting and kept my attention, even with the amount of information given. The interplay between mission control and the main character kept the storyline moving along. I thought the narrator was great. He did the characters well and made me laugh at times.
I hope they make this book into a movie. This would be up there with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This was a very suspenseful story. The plot hooked me from the beginning, which usually happens when I read a Lee Child story. The ending was a surprise, so much so I had to go back, later, a few chapters and reread them. It was quite unexpected. I thought the narrator did a great job, even with the 6 year old. Yes the whining got a little old, but that was built into the story. This narrator kept me involved.
Being from Texas, I enjoyed the places in West Texas that were involved. I could have done without the extended agenda on illegal aliens and the seeming portrayal of Texas as bigots, but be that as it may, I still thoroughly enjoyed this story. The ending was worth it all.
I don't think I'd recommend this one. I couldn't get into the story line. I fast forwarded ahead thinking it would get better. No.
No. Too cerebral. Seems to move 2 spaces back and 1 step ahead at every turn.
Get a Clive Cussler book for a really good read.
I've read many Clive Cussler books and this one didn't disappoint. A thrilling ride right to the end. Scott Brick is exceptional, again. His voices make the characters come alive.
Kurt Austin is a great character and so was Joe.
Scott Brick is phenomenal. He even managed to impersonate a character with a burned out voice box. Incredible. Even the female voices are believable.
Keep it Zero Hour.
A great read. Thanks.
This was my first C J Box novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot held me from the beginning and the twist in the ending was wonderful. I like how he has a character to stand up to the EPA, the symbol of a government out of control and tyrannical, as it appears to actually be with this administration.
It's little guy against the government thugs and politicians. Wonderful plot. Great story line and the picturesque background make for a great read. .
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