I just loved this book. The story is build up very well towards climbing the Eiger. The climbing itself is an awful good chapter with a surprising final. The narrator Joe Barret is really excellent. And folks; I am a girl and did not mind the fancy bits at all.
Enjoyed this audiobook so much.. So many events and details I had not heard of: the politics, the war strategies, life in GB during the bombings and Churchills wit, insights, some blind spots and his incredible journeys. I could not stop listening. Sometimes the writing is very poetic.
The incredible first two war years, the battles and the strategies. Also the communications with FDR and Stalin.
No, but very well read by Clive Chafer.
Impossible to do over 52 hours, but I read it for days on end.
What a wonderful book. I am ready to start reading the previous two volumes.
More layers and a few more unexpected turns in the story.
Not always clear, like the 'phone' conversations. She has done better.
In general the long inner monologues of the Phoebe character.
Although not my favourite it was hard to put it down.
The developing story. You've got no idea were it is heading. Building the tension is done well. I do not agree with listners who say it is only about a car ride and not much going on.
Reacher, the feeling for justice, the dry humour, the yes or no Q&A and following violence.
The broken nose part was done so well I had a hard time understanding it, it was fun.
As always. Child's books disrupt life.
I found the development of the shooting scene in part 2 before the building is entered very moving.
Superb, thrilling and touching.
Reacher. But the Elizabeth Deveraux character was done very well too. I like the slow narrating by Hill a lot.
I fell off my chair laughing reading the freight train passages. Absolutely hilarious. A completely new way of adult entertainment.
This is my second Reacher novel after Gone Tomorrow which is also very recommendable.
One year from now I could be reading it again, but I am not sure if the same tense expectations when the story develops will be there.
I could not put the book down while listening to it, so It was kind of a relief that the book ended, the final chapters were quite a nerveracking experience.
Always giving a special depth to the characters. Great narrator.
Very entertaining but violent spy story. However, I did not care about the "teachings" about Russian culture, througout the book, that story could have been told in a different style because it slowed down the story. The Lisa character started to annoy because of that. And why on earth does a sensible tough girl working abroad change into a naive person who starts fantasizing, halfway through the book, about introducing the hero to her parents, meeting his parents and even marrying the poor sod after terrible ordeals at the end. Beats me.
I could rank it among the espionage entanglements as laid out in British spy stories with a setting in Europe.
It is a very intriguing one, not the easiest plot with many fast paced scenes developing after each other. Nice addition is the background of Milo and all the European places he visits, it spices up the whole feel of the story. The dialogues are very good.
His voice is perfect and grips your attention. His depiction of Erika is wonderful with a very nice German/English accent.
When Milo is shot on the steps of his family house by the murdered girl's father.
I would love to read this story again to get a better grip on the story and not losing on the details. Like I do with all spy stories really.
None that I know of.
I really liked the fast paced and well told story about the development of a standing army to a outsourced one. Great pages on the Reagan and Bush period. The chapter on the care and maintenance of dirty bombs I found quite shocking. Rachel Maddow is a very good narrator.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, hooked on it from start to finish. What a great story, very well narrated too. As soon as you realize that the main characters are very young and highly intelligent children you know you're getting your sought after sci-fi story.
It is full of emotions, gripping battles and side plots important to the development of Ender.
I want more!
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