This was a very hard book to listen to. Although it is a wonderful story it is hard to listen to the wrongs done to this young man. I would get so frustrated listening to the story I would almost come to tears.
The strength that Jovan was able to show throughout the story. He would get down but pull himself right back up.
The first couple chapters of the book was poorly written and took a very long time to grab my interest. But hang in there, it get better. I almost quit listening but stuck with it and so very glad I did. It is an excellent story and makes us even more aware of the wrongs done in our justice system. Corruption still exists and probably always will. A handful of very bad cops sadly reflects on all.
I love hearing William Shatner telling his own story but the producer needed to fix the audio. Bill kept lowering and raising his voice to where I had to keep my hand on the volume knob to constantly turn the sound up and down. He would almost whisper some of the parts. I understand it was for the drama factor but then you can't hear him. That part is very disappointing. But the writing and the book itself is wonderful Very much enjoyed the book.
This book was a good story. The beginning of it seemed slow but once it picked up I was sucked in anxious to hear how it ended. As the book reads, I kept thinking about my own sons, wondering how I would feel in the same situation. The book was very thought provoking as you wonder how your marriage would survive, how to support your family. The book has a couple surprise twist that I was not expecting, making me want to keep listening wanting more. I would listen to it again.
I cannot imagine anyone enjoying this book. It was awful. nothing funny at all. In fact, it was really stupid in my opinion. but then I only listened about an hour. Could not take anymore.
Made it funny or interesting.
Yes, all the above. Anger that I spent money on this garbage, sadness that someone can actually be able to sell this garbage and disappointment for the anger and sadness.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS.
I would shorten this book by at least 1/3. This story goes on and on and on and the same situation repeated several times. Several characters pray the same prayer many many times. I understand the author is trying to get the point across how important prayer is but to listen to this little girl crying for her mommy every other page gets very old.
Again the repetition of the same scenario over and over got old.
I did not care for the accent the narrator used. She had what I found as an annoying voice.
I cannot see this as a movie. It would be a very boring movie. Too drawn out.
I have read many of Karen Kingsbury books and found them all very good and delightful and I could not put them down and anxiously waited for the next book, especially those in a series. But this one did not do it for me. Maybe reading it instead of listening to it would be a better read.
The story line was just goofy to me and the reading was not the best. I got bored with it and did not even listen to the whole thing.
It was okay as I was on a long drive so kept me entertained. The story line was quite different. Much of the story was redundant. The character had the same routine every day so we had to listen to him do the same thing over and over. And the football chant got old.
Not sure. I think I was disappointed because of the hype saying this was good. I was expecting much better. Maybe if my expectations were not so high I would have liked it better.
Have not listened to this person reading before but I thought he did a good job for the story he had to work with.
It is a movie and after listening to the book I can not imagine a movie. What would it be constant workouts and running and Eagles chant. No I do not want to go see this now.
This story was fascinating but I think Jaycee would have had a much better book if she would have told her story and let someone else write it and narrate it. The writing was definitely at the level of a student. Short sentences and not very descriptive. Also, Jaycee read this book with no emotion at all. This would have been a better listen if someone else would have read it. Under the circumstances she did a great job but not professional.
The story line was bearable but the narrator was horrible. Not the best mystery. Just hokey and the sex scenes are even hokier. If you are really bored it is an okay listen but not worth paying for it. I may have enjoyed the storyline more if I had read it instead of listening.
Yes, I would definitely listen again as I am sure I missed some really good details. The story itself is amazing how much these men give for our country. The determination they have is more than I can comprehend. I loved the book but at times Brandon came across as arrogant but then when I thought about what the training entailed one would have to be arrogant to get through it.
The description of how they were put in cages for training was really eye opening on the detail of this book.
I was shocked at what these men endured during training. I was close to tears a couple times when I was listening to the torture they went through.
Some of the descriptions of the chapters by Brandon at the beginning of each chapter did not really fit with the book and was sometimes annoying because it seemed like he was rambling instead of prepared to talk about the chapter.
Report Inappropriate Content