I kept listening, hoping I'd find something of interest. The narrator's style is really unusual.........something out of a dimestore novel. The storyline just wanders...... I was looking forward to getting into it and getting some value for the money because I've read other Koryta books and enjoyed them. Rather than continue I deleted and will try a different "read."
Not so far. Just concluded the first part and am seriously considering putting it down. Between fundamentalist witnessing and theology lessons on the Old Testament, I am feeling hugely overdosed on religion.
Not without the caveat that the book spends an inordinate time postulating on religion.
He is okay. I have no specific issues with the narrator or his work.
I think if I had known the extent religion plays in the book, I would have chosen differently.
Outstanding! Great ongoing (from WInds of War) character and story development and narration. Left me wanting more. I'm now a Wouk fan and looking for more of his work!
Just boring. Narrator is fair but attempts to imitate other voices was subpar. To me, nowhere near as enjoyable as Weiner's novel about the CIA.
Enjoyed the book, well researched and developed. My only criticisms are of the performer. Small things, no doubt; please pronounce cavalry correctly, not calvary. Also, please pronounce sentries correctly, not as centuries.
Think this would have been a better read than listen.
I'm still "reading" this book but am not sure how many times I've turned it off because of the reader. There is absolutely NO variety in his tone; it's almost as though he shouts through the entire book. He does a poor job of playing other characters as well; the two female characters I've encountered sound no different than any of the others.
That said, I think I'm becoming a Huston fan but the jury's still out.
Couldn't finish this read. It was fun to listen to Eric's SEAL training and I applaud his humanitarian efforts. In my opinion, however, this was written as much as a platform for his personal opinions.
That said, if you're in the mood for a thoughtful read, this should be for you. If you are more interested in the life of a SEAL, I'd pick something else.
While no marine, I agree with the other reviewers; this novel just isn't up to par. Lots of attempts at humor were lame and the story line just doesn't work. I didn't even finish this one. If someone were to suggest that Mr Hunter didn't write this I wouldn't necessarily disagree (and would actually be pleased to know it wasn't Mr Hunter's work). Kind of seems as though the point was to churn out another novel regardless of quality. I'll be back for the next novel, hoping that it mirrors earlier efforts.
This was one of my two favorites.......the other being Matterhorn. This is an outstanding book; the combination of Ms Hillenbrand's and Mr. Herrmann's work makes this a wonderful read. Highly recommend this for your audio library.
Let me preface these remarks by saying that I really enjoy Sandford's work. Up til now, I've found most all the novels to be enjoyable with reasonably captivating story lines.
This one, in my opinion, is really lame. The story line itself is not normal Sandford quality nor is the lack of character development. In fact, the only reason I finished is to feel like I got some value for the
Had I to do it over again, I would have saved the money.
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