The best part of Echo Burning was the attitude of Jack Reacher. He cares just enough to take action while remaining detached. The worst part of the book was its predictability. But that's to be expected a little with this genre in general.
The most interesting aspect was the twist involving illegal aliens and their trek into Texas. The least interesting was the little girl.
Dick Hill does a great job. Although he struggles with children's voices and at times it seemed forced.
Definitely worth the time. It's not a book that requires a ton of thought, just listen and enjoy the ride.
Dick Hill does a great job with the Jack Reacher series. Listen to one book and it's good, really good even. But listen to the series and you come to love the characters and how Reacher is portrayed in each.
You'll see similarities David Baldacci's recent military cop series. Although, they are quite different at the end of the day. The Reacher series is probably better.
The final showdown between Paulie and Reacher. Pretty entertaining. For a few minutes, you actually think Reacher is going down.
I listen to books while I drive to work and found myself sitting in the parking lot waiting to see what happened before turning my car off!
It was good, and exactly what I expect from a Pendergast novel. But probably ranks close to the middle in terms of all-time favorite listens.
Pendergast finally becomes human. We see him struggle with death, even to the point of despair. At last the reader has a mode in which they feel connected to Pendergast as a fellow human. He goes through each level of grief, even taking out his revenge before finally assuming his role again as the calm, cool, collected, austere, and intelligent Pendergast we've come to love.
Pendergast creating in his mind a conversation with his wife to reveal one of the books secrets.
This book was worth the wait. There was effort and thought placed into the storyline. However, the Nazi angle does detract a bit for me. But as readers, that angle has been prevalent in several of the previous books. So it wasn't a surprise.
I would definitely consider it better having both the ereader and the audio version. The audio version gives a more fluid feel to the story. Mostly because you don't have to struggle with the spelling of the characters names. For me, that can be distracting while reading. The audio version doesn't have this issue.
I am looking forward to finishing the series. Once you've gotten 100 hours into the series you kinda have to give it the benefit of finishing.
As usual, Roy Dotrice gives a great performance. He does a very good job of bringing characters to life. When the setting or scene changes, as a listener, you're disappointed for a few moments because Roy had set the stage and captured your interest.
Book three continues the story that the first two books began. Although there's not as much action as the first two books, I was not disappointed in the story and where it seems to be going. There's some really big surprises in store in book three. You'll be eager to start book four once you reach the end of the book.
Definitely near the top. It's not for everyone though. The book is intricate and the narrative is deep and involved. You'll grow to love some characters and hate others.
The introductions of the characters and their status within the world of Westeros
He was masterful at creating not only the voice of a character, but their persona and personality as well.
Give it a couple hours and you'll be hooked.
Not really. It's what we've come to expect from Alafair Burke
The characters of Ellie and Jess Hatcher. I liked the easiness of their relationship and found it believable to have siblings that liked each other in the manner that they did.
Not get murdered.
Good read, you'll enjoy it. Looking forward to more from Alafair Burke,
Jose Saramago is an ok writer. I was hoping for more though. What an interesting concept. Jonathan Davis did all he could to save it, but eventually the book fell flat. Perhaps it is the translation that kills it. I found the same problem with 100 Years of Solitude.
the original idea of the story is fascinating.
His performance was fine, the book just didn't have enough to compel me to care.
No. You'll be hard pressed to finish this book, I wouldn't waste my time with another translation.
No. Frederick Davidson is a pretentious narrator. His voice will drive you to turn it off. I loved reading the book and had high hopes of hearing my favorite characters come to life. Frederick Davidson ruined it.
Anyone else. Seriously. John Lee would have been the perfect fit for this book.
The book is fantastic, please read it. Don't listen to it. You'll be disappointed.
It's a classic, what's not to love?
The whole book was memorable. In today's society, it's easy to get lost in the language but don't let that stop you. The fight between Dartanian and the three Muskateers near the beginning was my favorite part. Especially seeing as they bonded so closely after that.
Dartanian was my favorite. He was a proud man with a good heart and fierce loyalties.
Do yourself a favor and stick with this book. Once it grabs you, you'll be hooked. If you get confused with a particular section, go back and listen again.
The series continues to be propelled by the narration. You've grown accustomed to Pendergasts voice and mannerisms. It's easy to see his movements in one's minds eye.
The final chase through the underground caverns was a lot of fun. Turned it off a couple times to slow myself down and remind myself it was only a story.
Pendergast recreating a battle in his mind. Very entertaining.
other than suspense, not really.
If you're already hooked on the series, keep it going with this book. It won't let you down.
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