This was my first W.E.B. Griffin book and I absolutely loved it. It was similar to the t.v. series “M-A-S-H” where you got to know the characters, their heroics and their failures in their military and personal lives. I loved the character Lowell who was a rich kid that was drafted into the Army and in his teens.
The book gives a great image of military culture and the brotherhood of soldiers. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! So glad I found this author and this book.
Eric G. Dove was a great reader/performer too!
I have to say that I absolutely love the narrator, Nick Podehl. He was able to make the story much better than it probably actually was. I believe I would pretty much enjoy any novel that he reads.
However, even though I found the second book in the trilogy entertaining, it was not better than the first book in the trilogy. There are still a lot of side stories happening that I felt I could have done without. I was hoping that the side stores from the first book, would have continued in the second. However, he added different side stories that had nothing to do with the past side stories, so I could have just done without them. They did not add to the story line.
I don’t think I will be rushing to get book 3 at this time, however, I am sure at some point I will want to conclude the trilogy . . . just to see how it all ends.
This was a very well developed fantasy and I enjoyed it very much.
At times it was a little confusing; there seemed to be a lot of unnecessary side stories happening; or maybe it was because it was book 1 in the series. Needless to say, I will be reading book 2 to continue the story/journey of Kvothe.
The narrator, Nick Podehl, was FABULOUS.
To me this was a typical romance novel. I'm not really into reading romance novels, but occasionally I do. I liked the small town setting and I liked the main characters - Jack the 40 year old ex-marine, bar owner; and Mel, the nurse/midwife recovering from her loss.
Sweet story; and I liked the way that the people in the small town really cared about each other.
This was an outstanding post-apocalypse good vs. evil story! The author, Robert McCammon, developed all of the characters so well that it was easy to start to feel emotions towards them.
The post-nuclear world that he drew was very dismal and detailed. The aftermath of the radiation exposure to the characters in the book were gruesome. The Devil and his followers in the theme are terrifying! Thank goodness there were the characters Swan, Sister Creep, and the professional wrestler named Josh with their power of courage and love.
I think you will enjoy the outstanding characters and the suspense and the terror in this novel. Everything is excellent about it, including the narrator.
It was not a very exciting mystery as the lead character, Lord Peter, looks back over 30 years in a complicated plot. It was an historical fiction mystery and I did enjoy reading about the post-World War II descriptions of England and the friends and relatives who were unable to return to their aristocratic lifestyles. I also liked discovering the relationship between Bunter, the man servant, and Lord Peter. That was very interesting.
The mystery dragged, however, and this was my first book ever of the Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Perhaps if I was already a fan of the Lord Peter Wimsey series, I would have enjoyed it better.
The narrator, Edward Petherbridge, was excellent.
This story did handle the issue of domestic abuse very well. I felt sorry for Paige, the woman who was running from her husband.
I really liked John “Preacher” and the way that he connected with her 3 year old son.
I also liked the characters Mel and Jack.
It’s definitely a beach read . . . not complicated, romance, and with a happy ending.
The positives were that it was easy to read with good characters. I liked the Scotland setting and the history, but it was definitely not at the Diana Gabaldon level!!
I did not like the way that the author jumped from past to present. What I particularly disliked was her creation of "DNA Memory." That was stupid.
Rosalyn Landor did a great job narrating.
Each chapter seemed to be unconnected and I often found the story boring. It was, therefore, easy to stop listening to or to become distracted while listening.
I did like the main character, Hornblower, his many fears, and his sense of honor. I have read reviews by others that the remaining books in the series are much better than this one. Maybe I will try one of them if they happen to be on sale.
If you like stories of the sea and sailing and ships and history, you may find this story very entertaining.
The narrator, Christian Rodska, was the best part of the story!
It was very clear in the beginning how the legal system is very unfair. It is very sad what happened to Jovan Mosley, however, I feel that it could have been written in a different way to make us care more about the different characters involved.
I felt that she repeated herself several times and I found it annoying. Perhaps if it had been read by a different narrator than the author, I may have enjoyed it more. I feel that this would probably be much better viewed as a movie than read as a book.
Fabulous book by Truman Capote. You will enjoy it again if you have already read it, and if not, I think you will be very pleased. The narrator, Michael C. Hall, did a superb job reading it.
I liked Holly a lot in the story and the way that she was everything and more. I also liked Paul her neighbor and the way that he loved her no matter what.
What a great writer Truman Capote was!
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