There was just too much historical background for me to enjoy the story. I also did not like reading about the war plans. I would have liked to have more characterization and a stronger plot. Some people will enjoy reading about the medieval battles, and she goes into great detail about them. I am not interested in purchasing the next book in the sequel unless I can obtain it for free.
The narrator, Steven Crossley, was excellent.
This is the second book that I have read by the author Adam Mitzner, and I am sure it will not be my last. His writing is very good and he did a great job in showing the grief that the main character, Dan Sorensen, felt in the death of his wife and daughter.
The plot definitely had a surprise ending! The narrator, Kevin Collins, was excellent.
I look forward to reading his 3rd novel, "Losing Faith."
The narrator, Eve Matheson, was excellent. Other than that, I could not even make myself finish the story after listening to 5 of the 11 hours of it.
The story was technically written well, but lacking character development of the two leading characters: Waldo and Ancilla. The story is quite boring.
A lot of this story dragged slowly on and on for me. There was too much discussion of religion, poetry and peace; and too much analyzing of the Muslim psyche. Furthermore, there were too many dream interpretations by one of the main characters, Sonia. I did not particularly like her, or her son Theo. Theo is not a very realistic character, and in fact, neither is his mother Sonia.
The story is way too long but does have an exciting ending. If you can drag yourself to the end, it may be worth it. To me it was not.
It is going to be hard for me to pick up another book written by Michael Gruber because I was so disappointed in this one. I definitely would not recommend this book.
It is a very simple book, well written, but very boring. The the main character, Jim Burden, began the story by leading me towards high expectations of events to come, however, the climax of the story never happened. It's basically like reading someone's journal and I found it often disjointed.
Good book if you are only interested about learning about life growing up in poor Nebraska. Other than that, I was disappointed in it.
The narrator, Jeff Cummings, however, read the story well.
This is my first book by the author Jonathan Maberry. I really liked the main character, Joe Ledger! It was a great book. It was wonderful how you really got to know the characters in the novel and were able to observe the way they responded to the situation they were in. It's also enjoyable when you can believe in the characters and can relate to their emotions and actions.
Now to the BEST PART of the book . . . the Narrator, Ray Porter. He was awesome and really, really made this a 5 star audible.
I am looking forward to reading another book by Jonathan Maberry and I sure hope the narrator will be Ray Porter!!
I liked the book and thought that the narrator, Luke Daniels, did an excellent job. However, I kept hoping that more would happen in the plot to make it a lot more interesting than it was. I would have loved to have seen him succeed in a career and a relationship. That would have been wonderful to add to the story.
I would say that the story was interesting, but the ending not satisfying. I also did not like the repetition of events in the story like the details about the Dragnet tv shows. Every time he watched it, which was repeated daily, the author gave you details about the Dragnet episode. That was annoying after a while.
I liked the main character, Undersheriff Bill Gastner, who was pushing almost the age of 60, being slightly over weight, not-too-fit, not-too-glamorous, and not-at-all-political. I also liked the setting in Posadas County, New Mexico. This was a good police adventure and the ending was very exciting!
The story has a believable and enjoyable plot, many good characters and the narrator, Rusty Nelson, does a fine job. I look forward to reading the 2nd book in the Posadas County Mystery Series, "A Discount for Death."
This story never grabbed me and by the time I finished it, I felt the ending should have been expanded on because it definitely left me hanging.
I felt the narrator, Luke Daniels, lacked any enthusiasm and I wondered if that was intentional or just the narrator's mood as he read it. Perhaps the main character was supposed to be autistic like his brother too and that's why the narrator read the story in that way.
Too slow-paced. I did not like the movie themed interaction with the monk; I did not like how we couldn't get to know the mother of his child, Anna; I did not like how we didn't get to know his father better, etc. Lack of character development throughout.
This story was too large of a time period to enjoy. There were so many characters in the novel that it was hard to remember who was who and in what time span. He could have written a mini series and focused on one time period per book instead.
It is definitely a bleak novel in following the history of the three members of the McCullough family. I was definitely glad when the novel was over. A lot of people raved about this book, however, I can only give it an average rating.
I love the narrator, Will Patton, but wish Phillipp Meyer had written a better book for him to read.
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