I have listened to a lot of books about the Navy and Marine WWII battles in the south and central pacific. Most were accounts from people who were there some were fiction. Thomas did a very fine job of putting a real face on the commanders of the naval forces. At times I thought he was a little hard on the Americans and not hard enought on the Japanes. Halsey was painted out to be to driven as an admiral. From where I stand (which is in the cheap seats) thank god for men like Halsey yes he made some mistakes but over all he and the other admirals did a wonderful job. A fine work by Thomas I enjoyed it.
I have the utmost respect for Mr. Kyle. His service to our country was outstanding and thank god for men like him. I admire men who don't know what half-ass means. As I listened to this book i felt that old felling of remorse. I didn't serve and have felt guilty ever since. The 60's were just different.
I remember the day Chris was killed. It was very near where I live and it was a very big local news item. This isn't the greatest piece of literary work and not the best written but it is profound. It should be on everyone's reading list.
This book belongs with R. V. Bergen and Eugene Sledge's work. Their stories about their part in WWII are mirrored by Kyle's story 60 years later. Thanks to all the men like Mr. Kyle
I think this may be the best book so far in this series. Strong characters, strong plot, and great narration made for a wonderful listening experience.
Recommend? Yes of course. I have found that writers who write series such as the Karp series take a few books to really develop the characters and theme. The first several books Tanenbaum wrote in this series felt to me like he was searching for his characters identity. I think he has found them.
Marlene of course. She is such a wild character. Lucy is a close second.
Pat first I thought what in the world. He seemed to speak to fast and his inflections seemed off but the longer I listened I kind of liked his narration.
After the girl was kidnaped and Lucy told her dad what happened. Karp came alive.
I hope the next books in this series become available very soon.
I think I would. This book was the most interesting to me of this series.
That's a tuff question. This book added a layer that I didn't feel in the other books of this series. I felt that Marlene was the major focus in this book. Marlene is a much more complex figure than Karp. Tanenbaum did well exploring with her character.
He is ok.
Yes it was. I almost did do that very thing but a Christmas party got in the way.
Tanenbaum did a nice job with this book.
Probably not. The Karp series is like eating a cheeseburger. Great when your hunger but I don't want to eat the same burger twice.
Anything with Marlene as the focus. She sounds like way more of a woman than Karp is a guy.
Traber is fine. No complaints. He isn't my favorite narrator but he is OK.
Sure I laughed. Marlene is a trip.
I don't find Tanenbaum as good of a writer as Sandford or Flynn but he is good enough. This is book #6 in the series and Tanenbaum has finally slowed down telling the reader Karp is jewish and that Marlene is a catholic. Yep he does mention it some but why? To me it plays no part in the story. I could care less what religion the characters are.
A nice introduction.
I wouldn't say on the edge but it kept my attention.
Interesting at best.
I had listened to Tanenbaum before and decided to start the series in order. No Lesser Plea is nice first book. It sets the characters well. I mostly likely will listen to a few more books then decide if I will continue with the series. Tanenbaum and Burns may grow on me but at this time they aren't my favorite.
Sandford did it again in my book. Simply love his style. Flowers is a lot softer than Davenport but don't let that put you off. Sandford gives Flowere's just as much brain power as Davenport. Good story great narrator all around good read.
This is a keeper. Virgil is so human. Sandford's Virgil Flower is a great down to earth kind of a guy. Sandford leaves enough out to keep you guessing but not so much that you lose interest. I suspected the ending but it was funny how Sandford pulled it off. Poor Virgil.
Lucas Davenport is still the big dog in Sandford's writings but Virgil Flowers is a very close second. I may actually like the Flowers series as well if not better than the Prey series. Heat Lighting is a very good read/listen. Nice work Sandford. Thank you.
I listen to audio books at an insane rate. If a reader of many books is a book worm I must be a "tape worm". There a lot of great authors and narrators. Sometimes they actually come together on the same series. Boy oh boy did they ever in Sandford's the Prey series. This is the last title that audible has in their listing as of 10/14. I enjoyed the complete series and the Field of Prey was no exception. If you are a fan of Sandford's you will love this one. Enjoy.
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