This was my first time to "read" a Lee Child novel. The storyline was something different, and all in all, I enjoyed it. I will read more of them.
The world needs continuing education about the attempted destruction of the Jewish nation during World War II. It is so relevant in light of the ongoing Middle East conflicts today. Jacob's story left me in tears as well as inspired. The world turned a blind eye to their plight during Hitler's reign of terror. We must not do it again.
I loved the movie version of the Bone Collector and was hoping this would be a series of books I would enjoy. If this book is an indication of the others, I was disappointed. In my opinion the narrator can make or break an audio book, and I did not care for Ballerini's reading style. I also feel that the author took the opportunity through his story to bash anything he considered remotely "right wing", and that always turns me off. I guess I compare everything to John Sanford's "Virgil Flowers" series, and this one didn't even come close. Virgil is a great character and Eric Conger is an amazing reader. I am also a big Lee Childs' and Vince Flynn fan.
This is one of the most heartbreaking as well as uplifting books I have ever read. What a story of man's inhumanity to man and the goodness of man with the help of God. Everyone should read it.
The Racketeer wasn't my favorite Grisham book, but J.D. Jackson is a good narrator and that is always plus for me. The story didn't grab my attention, and I found myself having to listen to parts again, but I did listen to the end. If you are a John Grisham fan, you may just find the book "okay" but nothing special as I did.
Don't waste your time with this one. It was very disappointing. The narrator's performance was phony and contrived sounding. If she had been a good reader, I might have rated it higher. A narrator can make or break a audiobook, and in this case, she broke it. Story line was only average to boring, so all in all, I did not like this book.
Virgil is my favorite John Sanford character and Eric Conger brings him to life. I listen as much for Eric's performance as I do the storyline which was okay. All in all, I enjoyed the book very much.
Virgil Flowers is my favorite John Sanford character. This book is laugh out loud funny as well as serious. The storyline is a little hard to swallow, but Virgil makes it worth the read. Eric Conger really brings him to life.
This series fascinates me and I am collecting all of them. However, this was my least favorite, but all in all, I was satisfied. I am looking forward to the next one.
Great story and great reader. Couldn't stop listening. Made me laugh and cry.
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