This book is both interesting and informative and also filled with Bush bashing and not as great as it could have been, strange huh! As a history of the Al-Qaeda and the American conflict it is to a degree informative and well researched but the author, who no doubt knows the region lets his bias against the Bush administration occupies too much of his presentation and hurts it overall premise as being a history of the "Enduring Conflict between Al-Queda and America'. It is unfortunate since this could have been a great book if it just treated history with blind eyes. Too often the author dismissed the dangers posed by Al-Queda or their operatives as being an incompetent bunch, in fact, I almost feel that in some areas he makes excuses for them and then dwells with two or three times the vectorial on how bad the Bush group was. I am no supporter of Bush and feel that the his Administration was perhaps the second worst Administration in modern history, right behind Carter and perhaps equal to LBJ who lied to my generation and sent us off to a needless war in Viet Nam. I read the book wanting to know more about the workings of Al-Qaeda and not repeating the known history of the Bush missteps. Would I recommend the book, yes...but be aware it is not really about the enduring conflict as much as it is about the author's dislike of Bush.
This book deserves our attention. Chris Kyle was an American hero who sacrificed so much for his fellow brothers in arms. His story is well worth your time.
This one will hold your interest and leave you wanting more. Very enjoyable. I often listen to audiobooks while I ride my bike and this one kept me on the saddle. I wanted more. Great book.
I do recommend this book. Well written and great narration. You lean about what it took to bring a bunch of great cars to market and the people and times behind the car. Just read it, you will enjoy it.
I had read so many great reviews of Craig Johnson's series and while they were on sale I thought that I would give a few books a try. The first one I read was "Hell is Empty ' and it was a struggle to finish. It could have been a much better book without all the filler, the sheriff talking to himself. But heck, I thought I would give another one a try and it was 'Junkyard Dogs'. While it was marginally better than the first book, I was still very disappointed. For me, the story line was weak as was the characters. The narration was better than the story. There simply was not enough mystery in this book to keep me interested. Instead of wanting more, I wanted it over.
It is so sad to read of such brave young men sent off to fight a senseless war in a senseless place and for so many to lose their life and for what, why? These solders are true hero's who were put in the line of fire on an outpost that served no purpose without the support from the generals who sent them there. The writing is excellent as well is the narration. A must read and more importantly a reminder to honor those who are sent to serve under fire.
A short book that will keep you listening and want more. Elmore Leonard is as good as they get. Try it, I don't think you will be disappointed.
Just wasn't impressed. There is a lot of good history here but a lot of information that you may forget the moment you hear it. A lot of Khan's killing Khan's but a lot of information on what they wore or ate for dinner. All of it is factual I am sure but not all of the facts are interesting.
This is my first listen to a book by Craig Johnson. The book started well but then seemed to get repetitive, the main character, the Sheriff, hunting the bad guy in a wild and untamed wilderness. Well, OK, that sounds exciting but the story was far too predictable and the main char act, the sheriff, talked far too much to himself. I know Craig Johnson has a lot of fans and that this is one book from a very poplar series but heck, if it was only an hour or so shorter, without all that talking to a dead indian filler, it would be a far better read. I am not suggesting that you don't try the book or that Craig Johnson doesn't have something good going for himself but I am saying that with a little more work, Johnson could have made it much better. So be prepared for some really good parts and some places where you might want to fast forward.
If you are looking for a book that will hold your interest and with well developed characters along with a surprisingly good story, then this book is for you. There was nothing about the book that I did not enjoy.
Former President Bush often gets a bad rap, and often rightfully so, for his handling of the economy but after reading 'Bailout', shame should fall on the Obama administration and especially the Treasury Department and it's head secretary Geithner. The duty of the Inspector General is to protect the tax payer so who would have thought that his biggest obstacle would be our own Government under Geithner. If this book does not make you mad, nothing will.
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