I have enjoyed many Audible books over the past 4 years. I can't say this was one of them. The book came highly recommended so I thought I'd pick up the Audible version.
I can't get beyond the narrator. To enunciate the first and last letter of 2 or 3 words per sentence, is for me simply impossible to listen to. That and the monotone of his voice made me quit. And I haven’t done that on over 100 books.
Listen to the sample and then decide.
Loved the first installment. Am enjoying Booze and Burn.
Word of warning to those of non British heritage, its heavy with British slang and expressions. I grew up in a British household so it was like being home.
But the editing!
Did no one do a last listen? Countless repeats including mistakes throughout the reading.
A promising premise overshadowed by some of the worst dialogue I have ever encountered. And Kevin, a cross bow is not a repeating rifle.... one of many absurdities in this "story"
Must be part of my "eat the food on your plate" upbringing but I had to force myself to finish this. And after I did? I have learned a valuable lesson. When a storey is this bad, chalk it up to a lesson learned and hit delete.
This book should have been a novella. Far too long on the musings of the main character. Other characters were wooden and not believable.
I wanted a story with details of Vietnam, and ended up listening to an anti-commi rant for 20+hrs.
I have only my self to blame for not giving up on it after 5 or 10 or 15 or even 20 hrs!
But I read all the rave reviews and felt I must be missing something. I was … another book.
Terrible story. Wooden characters. Stone lipped dialogue. I have read 40 + L'Amour books. Downloaded 4 from Audible. This book sucked large! I could not give a lower rating.
Could have been a great story but simply droned on forever. And I did finish it much to my dismay when completed. Should have gone w/ my gut after the first 2 hrs.
I've listened to over 200 Audible books. This makes the lowest 3 list, right beside The Lost Fleet;Dauntless and The 4 hr Workweek, Timothy Ferris.
It always amazes me how some think certain books are good and others don't. Viva la'diference.
It would help if when reading someones reviews if I knew what they liked... so..... I think these were outstanding, for me.
Dune, Frank Herbert. Altered Carbon, Richard K Morgan. Bangkok Tattoo, John Burdett. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiqua.
A personal fault of mine that I have to listen to the entire book, even one this tiresome.
Its juvenile moralizing/philosophizing/religulous tone is teeth grating. After a couple hours this book was almost humorous, except for how bad it was.
Since Audible deems that every book is worth at least one star I was forced to give it that. Which does not go to explain how it garnered the positive reviews it did.
Hands down the worst book I have every listened to.
I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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