Greenwich, CT, United States | Member Since 2007
Bill Bryson's picked an extraordinary watershed summer in history to highlight a time we have almost forgotten. Such pure joy!
This is such a good listen. Great suspense and excellent setting. But one deep flaw in the plot. Storyline works for a while but is over-wrought and over complicated. Needed
a good editor who would have spotted the fault.
The combination of Doris Goodwin's superbly interesting narrative and Ed Hermann's fabulous voice takes us back a hundred years and lets us walk around. A champ of a book! I was so sorry to finish it after 18 wonderful hours.
Woodrow Wilson is almost forgotten. He was a brilliant, moral, if flawed man and this book can't be put down. Scott Berg has exceeded even his biography of Lindberg here. The book is mesmerizingly read aloud and a joy to go back and walk around in Wilson's time and see him struggle and mostly prevail.
Wildly impossible plot
Conclusion that let's a gang of drug pushers come out on top.
All this from a big John Grisham fan, too!
True Crime is a different kind of writing than crime fiction. The author must hew to the facts as they happen. These true stories lack the sparkle than the reader usually associates with Michael Connelly and instead of giving a fascinating inside look at police work, drag on. The author's own voice narrating the first segment is not a good readers' voice.
Len Cariou is such a genius. he should have read the entire thing.
Idling the car in the driveway for a few more minutes of the story is the biggest compliment a reader can give an audiobook. Orlagh Cassiy's amazing voice got me listening to this book every chance I had.
The story takes off, is plausible and very interesting, about a woman who loses her memory and can only retain one day's worth of information.
The ending is a little predictable and you can see the stitches sewing everything up.
But this is a wonderful listen-to, worth every minute.
This book is a teaser. Makes you hungry for the real unabridged stories.
Dont include a teaser for the next long book. (The Drop) Most of us Bosch fans will buy that on its own. These stories are too short and too pat to be lingered upon which is the joy of following a detective's wandering path.
I would not suggest this format. The short time given each does not allow the reader to wonder.
The Drop is a fine book. This hour long format precludes the reader guessing wrong which is the joy of a good detective writer's work.
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