The book is funny, but unlike others here I didn't laugh so hard that I drove through a construction zone. I don't mind rough language in recorded books, but in a book with such an emphasis on her family, I thought the potty-mouth was out of place.
I tried and tried to like this book after reading so many glowing reviews here and in print. I tried starting it over twice in a different frame of mind. But I just never enjoyed it and couldn't finish it.
This was an odd one. The good news is that Reacher only checked the clock in his head one time.
Before listening to this book I knew little about Garfield -- just the dippy folk song about Charles Guiteau that is now hopelessly stuck in my head. I found the story and the writing absolutely riveting -- as good a history book as I have ever read. The narrator uses different voices and accents for various characters and sometimes that bugged me, but it didn't get in the way of making this an A+ listen.
My grandchildren think I'm silly when I make up poems for them. My wife thinks I'm silly when I suggest that she should take out the trash, just once. But this book is just too silly.
I recently listened to Jack Weatherford's excellent books about Genghis Khan and the Mongolian empire and I thought this would be an interesting follow-up. But the book doesn't measure up to Weatherford's books, the reader's style is overblown, and when the plot is about a river, I don't need to hear the sound of a river.
I am a Christopher Moore fan so I started this book three times but eventually gave up without ever making it to the midway break. If the book is interesting in the second half, I guess I will never know. Oh well.
Knowing nothing about sailing, the nautical jargon in this book was just too much for me in spite of very good writing. I can imagine that a sailor would find the book fascinating, but I bailed out halfway through and skipped to the last chapter.
This is one of the best of the books in the series. There is plenty of action and not a lot of yacking.
I would not have thought of reading this book, but I read the author's book about Genghis Khan and enjoyed it so much that I thought I would give his other books a listen. Though the end of the book discussing the era of electronic money was a bit tedious to me, the rest of the book more than made up for that, and I'm sure I will read it again in a couple of years. The section about the decline of the Roman empire was downright scary in its similarity to the U.S.A. today.
Though I am a fan of Flynn's books I found this one very disappointing and tedious, and bailed out about two hours from the end.
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