This book was a waste of time. I suspect the book will be boring to most readers and listeners.
The characters were poorly developed, the plot disjointed, and Bourne was treated as a super human hero.
The narration was not the issue with this horridly written book.
I was disappointed that the Bourne franchise has sunk to the level that the author no longer feels the need to develop a good story.
Jack Ryan written by Mark Greaney and narrated by Scott Brick: it does not get better!
Tom Clancy's death is sad, but Mark Greaney is a more talented writer. The Jack Ryan franchise lives on with no loss in quality.
Scott Brick's narration is flawless, as always. There are none better.
If you liked any or all of the prior Jack Ryan novels, you will love this one.
I love it when an autobiographer performs his own audio book. Hitchens did so in his easy conversational style that often cloaked the sting of his opinions. I'm remiss in waiting until three years after his death to listen to Hitch-22.
I'm a long time admirer of Hitchens despite disagreeing with him on many topics. I admire his intellect, his clarity of presenting his case in speech and writing, his decency as a person,and possibly maybe most of all for his audacity in dealing with controversial topics.
For those of us who have been observers of his work for 25 or 30 years, there is little new in Memoirs other than his early life up until his late teens including his relationship with his mother and father. Hitchens was a profoundly moral man who acted on his beliefs. Those political beliefs were far left of center for all of his life, but not always apparently internally consistent. The book was extraordinarily well written and performed.
For those who do not know about Christopher Hitchens, this book is not the place to start. At least read his Wikipedia bio and watch a few of the many Youtuble videos that are readily available first.
I miss the contributions of Christopher Hitchens to the political dialog in the US and Europe. There is simply no journalist who can replace him. His relatively short 62 years were a well and fully lived life. I absolutely loved Memoirs.
of why blacks lag behind in education and earnings in what is supposed to be the post-racial US. Riley is a black conservative journalist who is part of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. He explains how "help" often reinforces behaviors that feed the a viscous cycle of poverty in the Urban black community. An example is the fact that urban blacks are most often educated in failing public schools because they are denied access to charter schools and private school vouchers.
The book is well written and thoughtfully presented. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Personal Injuries is. It is supposedly the 5th book in the Kindle County series and I had not read the prior 4. In any case, I was lost from the beginning and still lost at the end. My rating is that it is the worst book I have ever read.
I'm not a fan of books that deal with the supernatural, but am a big fan of crime novels. The Cypress House is a terrific crime novel that would have been even better if the main character had not been able to talk with the dead. It adds nothing to the novel.
Koryta is a wonderful young writer. His first books, the Lincoln Perry series, were his best novels until Those Who Wish Me Dead (released in 2014), which is probably the best mystery/thriller book released so far this year and is Koryta's best novel. I have now read 9 or 10 Koryta novels, all except So Cold the River which I will read soon, All 9 except The Ridge and The Cypress House have earned 5 star ratings. The Ridge has been the only disappointment.
I completed The Ridge two days ago and was very disappointed (and wrote a negative review). As a big fan of Koryta's Lincoln Perry 4 book series, I did not wish to give up on this talented author. The Prophet did not disappoint! Character development was excellent. The story was superb. The Prophet is as good as the Lincoln Perry series, which is a high compliment.
is so different. My issue with this book is that it deals with the supernatural. I happen to be one of those readers who prefers books with just real live people who leave the scene when they are dead. It is just a matter of taste. Having listened to and enjoyed all of Koryta's Lincoln Perry series, The Ridge is a MAJOR disappointment.
I recently purchased all four Koryta books that are not part of the Lincoln Perry series. If the others are like The Ridge, I will return all of them.
a book for young teens? I have 5 grandchildren in the young teen age group; and I suppose I'm in my second childhood. So I listen to the Audible versions while they read the same books. With Shelter Harlan Coben demonstrates his talent for the genre is as great as John Green. The book is excellent! The character development with Mickey, Ema and Spoon is superb. I recommend this book without reservation to all lovers of fiction regardless of age.
is a book that is so bad it should never have been published It is an insult to Tom Clancy's brand and memory! The book supposedly is classified in the Mystery & Thriller category, but there is neither mystery or thrill. The storyline is lame. Character development is fine for Admiral Chase Williams, but non-existent to poor for the other characters.
Scott Sowers does a fine job of narration.
it may even be a great book, but the narration is so muddled and garbled that I will never know. I suspect that the recording was poorly done because Ralph Cosham narrated Still Life and it was well done.. To be clear,, the narrator is not at fault.
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