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.
and a 1 hr and 10 minute intro/worship review of John Wayne. Not worth the listen.
Up there as one of the worst I've been subjected to. Witless dialogue, Legolike characters, simplistic story.
For me a waste of time.
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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