Alexandria, KY, United States | Member Since 2011
One of my all time favorite books with my all time favorite reader!
King, as in others of his books, has resurrected former story lines that reinserting them in The Black House become tiring and unimaginative. The beginnings are intriguing and grab your attention but then he picks up a scent from the past and there he goes off and running, ho-hum. This was one of those - Been there, done that.
I became so appreciative of these men as defenders of our country and way of life! The rigors they have endured for our freedom is over the top.
Not to diminish at all the heroism of these men, but, listening to Marcus' constant bashing of the "Liberal Media" wondered if Lutrell knows that the right to be liberal and have liberal medial is one of our constitutional rights. and the most egregious was his disdain for the Geneva Conventions. It takes away from his merits.
It's an incredible episode in our war with Afganistan, for sure - but there are other reasons that Danny Dietz, Matthew "Axe" Axelson, Marcus Lutrell and, Michael Murphy were caught in that scenario - It may have something to do with Iraq.
My first book by Gabriel García Márquez and I loved it. Marquez' poetic manner of writing was so compelling that sometimes I would rewind so that I could enjoy it a second or third time. Every character in the narrative had their own extraordinary fantastical traits. I knew before I was finished listening to this audio that I would listen to it again and again.
I couldn't make the transitions from one story to the next, one author to the next very well. Didn't complete the listening. I use it sometimes during the interim of waiting to purchase a new book.
After watching the movie countless times, I decided that I would listen to the book. It's a slightly different story and so well done that it was very enjoyable to listen too. Little changes made it not so predictable that added to it's engagement. One of King's best!!
I love the intrigue and the intelligent manner of presenting the mystery. Never shoddy.
After watching the movie and then listening to the book then watching the movie again did I understand Capote's involvement with the murderers' stories. Very intriguing!!
Not fair for me to write about it -- I didn't finish it. It's a very adolescent book.
This book has given me an insight in many different areas that I couldn't have gotten elsewhere....Thanks!
I did enjoy listening to this book but the ending did it a disservice. I was intrigued by the shifting periods, cultures and classes but I felt the writer became somewhat lazy in the numerous contrived character summations. I was a little relieved when the book ended.
The narration was excellent!
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