The first half of this had real promise. I liked the detective noir style with the heavenly angle. It made the pretty standard story, more lively. The second half went away from the angel angle and more into a simple detective story. Now, the story being what it is the performance was very good. The reader had perfect tone for the story. The last two chapters simply refused to play, I tried to re-download it and the same thing happened, about 20 minutes left and it stopped. The way the story was going I was not terrible disappointed though.
This was my first Tad Williams book
Excellent! Hard to imagine someone voicing Bobby Dollar any better.
Probably not, A worthwhile rental though.
Quick, engrossing, focused
After seeing the movie Zero Dark Thirty I was more interested in the story of how this mission went. I had heard this book recommended and gave it a try. The story was focused on the SEALS side of the mission and didn't reach into the discovery of bin laden's location, the movie did well on that side of the story. The author did well on giving some back story of becoming and working his way to the top of the special operations teams.
As with most readers I really can't imagine hearing it a different way. Graham's reading makes me think it is coming directly from the author.
Story of the bin laden raid from the operators point of view.
I would recommend this to friends that don't get hung up on every little detail. It's science fiction that rightly spends more time dealing with the story than detailing every background process and making that believable. There is a great sense of humor throughout the book that doesn't overpower.
The main characters first "meeting" with an internal piece of equipment. I was on the treadmill and almost giggled myself off it.
The first combat scene was well done.
I didn't plan on wanting to, but after I started this I found myself finding time to listen to more. After I finished this I have went on to other books Scalzi has written in this series and this universe.
This story has been around a long time and the movie only revs up the interest in the story. The full, unabridged story is the way to go.
No, not because this was that bad but there are many that are better.
The narrators were very good, definitely a high point for me. Mitchell's use of language and how the narrators used them was impressive.
I listened to this knowing the movie was coming out. Haven't seen the movie yet but I am curious to see how it is.
I was so pulled in by the first book this was easy to get brought back into the story
The descriptions of the main characters troubles with his university enemy.
Hearing his voice I thought I was listening to the character
demand was disappointed when I had to put it down.
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