This was a fantastic audible! It brought me closer to the Vietnam Vets and what they experienced as they fought in it and those that laid down their lives in Vietnam. The author, Michael Herr, wrote in such a way that you felt close to his emotions and the emotions of the soldiers. With his descriptions you could visualize the images that he saw as a journalist in Vietnam.
He did an awesome job of telling his story and theirs. You could easily put yourself in his place. You could also understand how it had such ravaging effects of the soldiers.
The performance by Ray Porter was superb.
I was definitely glad that I purchased and listened to this audible.
This story was very good, but very dark. The main character, Hackberry Holland, is an alcoholic rich lawyer with a lot of issues, especially his past as a prisoner of war in Korea.
James Lee Burke is an excellent writer and I like how he expressed the good and the bad sides of Hackberry. I definitely plan on reading the next book in the series.
One of my favorite narrators, Will Patton, was awesome in his narration of this novel.
I thoroughly enjoyed the last book in this trilogy. I liked the Catholic cop character, Sean Duffy, a lot. It was a great read and kept my attention throughout the entire book. I liked the setting in Protestant Northern Ireland in the 1980s. I also liked the additional mystery of how the woman named Lizzie "accidentally" died in a bar where she was found alone and locked into.
I like Adrian McKinty's writing style and I look forward to reading more books written by him. I also enjoyed the narration by Gerard Doyle.
I highly recommend this book. Rumor is there is a fourth book coming out this year to continue the series.
Fourth book I've read in the series and just loved it! What a fabulous writer and what an exciting story. The way that the author, CJ Sansom, wrote the story made It easy for me to become absorbed in living in that era with all of that religious tension. It was also easy to engross myself in the Tudor England period.
I enjoyed getting to know the character Guy, a former monk who is now a doctor. It was also very interesting and funny to learn about the false teeth that were becoming popular!
Once again, excellent narration by Steven Crossley!
This was the third book that I have read in the Matthew Shardlake mystery series and I was not disappointed. I love the mixture of history and fiction and I love the main character Shardlake, in addition to his assistant, Barak. The story has a lot of action in it too.
The stories get better and better as we get to know Shardlake, and I am already looking forward to reading the fourth book in the series, "Revelation."
Steven Crossley was a wonderful narrator!
I found the beginning of the story very interesting. I enjoyed learning about how Thomas Keneally met Poldeck who gave him the inspiration for writing the story. I liked learning about the survivors of the holocaust and their stories. The second part of the book is about making the movie and that is where it began to drag.
I feel that only the writer's fans or the film's fans may be interested in this book. Midway through the book it begins to ramble and become boring. I began to look forward to its completion.
Great performance by the narrator Humphrey Bower.
I was disappointed a little in the second book. It seemed to drag on a bit and didn't develop the characters or the story as much as I would have enjoyed.
The end of the book left you hanging, so if I want to know the end, I have to read the final book in the series. I agree with some of the other reviews . . . I hope the last book in the series is much better than the second book.
It is a far fetched story, but that's syfy isn't it?
This was a western saga exploring New Mexico and three generations of a family and their lives on the frontier. The narrator George Guidall did an excellent job, however, even though the story was interesting, the characters were very lacking in emotional development.
I loved the character Cal Doran, however, we never got to know him well enough to focus on him and get to root for him. Instead, we are stuck with the most unlikeable main character, Patrick, who had a terrible personality and I disliked a lot.
This book is not like "Lonesome Dove" where we got to love the main characters. It does, nevertheless, capture the hardships of the west in New Mexico. I doubt that I will rush to purchase another book written by Michael McGarrity.
I read the second book in the series, "Indefensible", before I read this first debut in the series. I must say that I enjoyed the second book much better than this one. I got a little annoyed about how she kept reflecting on how guilty she felt about being responsible for the death of her sister. That seemed to be described again and again when she could have just moved on with the story. Yeah, I get it that she feels remorse and will feel the loss forever, but it doesn't need to be brought up again, and again, and again.
I wish that she could have developed the main characters more than what she did. There were definitely some interesting characters and the book could have been much better if we could have gotten to know them better . . . oh, but did I tell you that she feels guilty about her sister's death as a result of the car accident . . ?
I would recommend that if you are trying to save credits, skip this one and move on to the second book in the series "Indefensible." I enjoyed the second book and have already purchased the third book "Tattooed."
"Any Other Name" was another great book in the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. If you have read any of the books in the series in the past, you will be just as pleased with this one.
In this story I especially enjoyed getting to see much more of his old boss, Lucian Connally. He's such a cool old Sheriff! I also enjoyed the presence of his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, his deputy, Vic Moretti, and the ever important Dog. There is also some Indian mysticism/spiritualism in the story which is set in Wyoming in the winter.
The only thing I was a little disappointed in was Sheriff Longmire's seemingly lack of effort to be with his daughter, Cady, in the birth of his granddaughter. I know he's a dedicated Sheriff, but I also know his daughter means the world to him. You will, however, have to read the book to see if he makes it to the baby's birth on time.
This is a great mystery with a lot of humor and great characters. The narrator, George Guidall, as usual did an excellent job.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
This was a great zombie short story and I was quite surprised I enjoyed it because I'm not really into zombie stories. Now I am very interested in reading "Until the End of the World" Book 1, and "And After" Book 2.
The novella makes me want to know more about the main characters and how they will survive in this zombie environment. Great writing by the author Sarah Lyons Fleming and great narrating by Julia Whelan.
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