I really enjoyed the IDEA of the book, that's about it.
The narrator was terrible. She inserts pauses so long between the dialog and the "I said, she said".....etc, that I wondered if my player shut off. She seemed winded after long sentences. Also, there are characters that are in the begining of the book that seem to have an important role, but just fade away with minimal reference to them. The end of the book was the best thing about this book.
I saw that the narrator was different the same that did "The lions game" and "Hours game", both I liked. But he also read "The diagnosis" which I hated. So I rolled the dice betting on the previous books by Preston and Child. I knew Pendergast wouldn't let me down. But after listening to the Pendergast stories read by Rene Auberjonois it was a little difficult re-tuning my ear. I loved the way that the characters from previos books made it back into this book. And a Villian that is an equal to Pendergast, what will the next book bring????
Another spectacular book!!! The Nac Mac Fegals are hilarious. I found my self rewinding during the chapters that had a lot of dialog between the Fegals. I am in awe of the talent of the narrator. You will not be disappointed!!!!
I am so glad I took the chance with Going Postal, it opened me up to all the other fantastic books by Terry Pratchett. For The Wee Free Men, I have to say that the narrator is the best, all the voices he keeps track of is unbeliveable. This book was a fun trip into the mind of Terry Pratchett. I really enjoyed this book.
What a great listen. The narrator was super. I fell into this one and hated putting it down. Not a long book and things happen fast. I will listen to it again soon.
I took the advice of the other reviewers, and I'm glad I did. Great book about family and growing up. The main character, Smithy, has an everyday guy quality to him. I found myself really getting into the story and wondering what the next twist in his journey would be. Great listen.
I have a feeling that any books by this author will get 5 stars from me. My first listen was Going Postal, it was fantastic. This one is just as good. Can't say enough about the narrator. Great listen again.
The narrator is the best. I was laughing from the begining of the story. The way it was read was straight away the best ever. He is a talanted narrator. Keeping track of so many differrent character voices. Love the humor in this book. Great listen.
I couldn't believe how boring this book was. The begining is the best part, then it just seems to ramble. I agree that there are many loose ends in the book. And I also agree that there are sad parts. I spent a lot of time rewinding this book. I couldn't stay focused. There was a lot of pointless description. This book just didn't do it for me. Sorry to say, this book is good for falling asleep to.
Super long listen, but I can honestly say it didn't seem that long. The narrator is one of the best. I will look for other books he has read. This book had me laughing and laughing hard. It's tough to believe that a book about a terrorist can include comedy.
On the serious side, the way Asad (the main character) gets around while in the U.S., if it is factual and can be accomplished, is scary.
This book gets the listener into the mind set of a terrorist and a cop trying to stop him. It offers an insight of how the middle eastern countries think. A great listen.
To read this trilogy (Black, Red and White) wasn't very tough and it took me on a trip to two different but similar worlds or realities. I listened to the books and understood the literal meaning of them. I'm sure that for the listeners that have religious knowledge, deep knowledge I'm guessing, these stories offer even more than what I got from them.
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