The narrating team is great, the story itself is half Godfather and half Bio of Sinatra with quite a few fictional elements. Even if the story is kind of used, it is a great listen.
Well, I struggled through most of King's book on this topic (Kennedy assassination), then I saw Bob Lee was tackling it. I love the Bob Lee character and Hunter's writing in general. This one is just interminable, I have tried and tried to get through it, but jeez, I can't take any more LHO stuff. There may be something to the conspiracy stories, but to quote Hilary lately, "what difference does it make?" Bygones! I am a tad older than Bob Lee and retired military and that is what I enjoy hearing about, a little too much ballistic study here and focus on other than our hero. Maybe some time I will come back for part 3.
Thomas of Hookton continues his battle against Christian relics. As you listen to the battle scenes you may have to duck to avoid the splatter of blood flying. A quite excellent tale of dastardly Royals, Clerics and varlets and god awful justice handed out. I am still trying to decide if I like this better than the Sharpe sagas. Well worth the credit and maybe even another.
Sandford's books are a compulsion with me. Whether for Davenport or that $%^ Flowers, they are always intricately constructed. Details are vibrant and always interesting. This one is once again worth the credit as were all the others I remember. I did a layover for an hour in Minnesota once, so hardly an expert on the area but it seems real as you listen and the can't put it down factor is high. Even a little twist at the end.
Buy this one, narrator is great and the entire production is worth the cost.
Jim wrote this one with a cast of people that I would not touch with a ten foot pole, and is all the more reason to stay pretty far from south Texas. The usual suspects are Audie Murphy, Ma Barker and pretty boy Floyd, who strangely inhabit Hackberry's mind as they do Dave Robichaux, Burke's main character, both of these guys are elderly war veterans that spent time marinating in bottles, and that probably says something about the author. The performance by Will Patton could probably be done in his sleep, but is nevertheless quite good and since I read all of Burkes novels, it would seem quite a loss to do without Patton's narration, in fact when I see Patton on TV I start looking around for Clete. How long can Burke continue with his geriatric inebriated Don Quixote's? Well we will see, (or I hope so anyway)?
This is just awful. I did continue thru the first 50 minutes, amazingly stupid dialog, a protagonist who deserves to be wacked as soon as possible, or not who cares? Cudos to the narrator for doing this gig, I'd rather listen to a reading of the phone book.
Det Rizzoli is mostly on her own with this one, it is her turn after all the last book had Maura Isles as the main hero, star, protagonist. This one has shades of Dragon Tattoos all over it. At least the Rizzoli and Isles in the books are not as silly as on the TV show.
I read this one years ago in print. Now listening to this narrator I find Mitch's fiance is named Anna Really. Huh, certainly lookled like Reilly to me. You learn something every day. Lol
I tried this for an hour and a half, the writing is terrible, it goes nowhere and what the heck is the point?
Oh, and switching his AR15 to automatic is not possible without a rebuild either. This book is horse patookie. Save your money/credit.
Whatever Baldacci had in the way of good storytelling he has lost. This is just awful, he describes his characters as incredibly smart and able, and then demonstrates real stupidity. His EX Secret Service people are supposed to be protectors and continuously fail to protect. I guess tthat is why they are EX. Then sound effects are inserted, for some unknpwn reason, example "Michelle screamed" and the sound of a woman screaming is injected. Whoever came up with the idea to add sound effects to audiobooks is a dummy. Of course all of the above is my opinion, but these characters make Carr's homeless squad look brilliant. All of them need to hit the road with Reacher to learn how to handle the bad guys.
I started this book about 10 times. I finally made it to 2 hours and then asked myself why am I doing this? It is so awful, George Smiley would say Mr. LeCarre has reached the time to retire.
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