I'd like to say it's a great story however it's the horrific truth revealing what many of our Grandparents endured if they were involved in the fighting in Guadalcanal during WWII. The moment by moment descriptions of each battle. The men and vessels involved and the aftermath of those battles are the nightmares so many have lived with their entire lives while trying to be normal, raise families and simply live beyond the horrors they faced.
It was well told and my hat is off to anyone having to participate in these actions, these men from the front lines are a breed of heroes not likely to be found today. Today has its own heroes from war and fighting in the Middle East, Afghanistan etc and someday the truths from their hellish battles will be told.
The meat of the story can be hard to follow at times, It's easy to get lost in the details of what ship, what commander, which battle. The pictures painted by the author are gruesome realities of shipboard warfare and are not for the feint of heart. If your relative was lost in Guadalcanal don't read this book. Just remember him as a hero lost in action in WWII.
I've enjoyed a couple of Jack Reacher stories so I thought I'd go to the first one and start weeding through them in order. Jack is pretty cool, always gets the girl, always gets laid and rarely winds up in trouble. If anything Jack might come off as arrogant, a bit too cool.
One of the first things i noticed in comparison to later books in the series is that there is a key character in this story whom is killed which apparently gets resurrected for later involvement in the series.
Dick Hill owns the Reacher series and does it well. Although all of the female leads in the series have sounded the same so far. To be fair I've only listened to 3 of them and will continue to pick through them.
I've listened to one other novel outside of this series with Dick's narration and didn't care for him at all.
The headline may be a bit harsh but I just couldn't resist.
I did enjoy the book and the narration is well done. He did a great job of creating each character and it's easy to differentiate between them.
If you want an absolutely unstoppable good guy the Grayman series is for you. It's pretty graphic and becomes somewhat predictable after about the ohh twelfth life or death battle scene how things are going to play out.
I've listened to the first two of this series on my own dime, if Audible gives me the third one i will probably listen to it. Otherwise no.
I've probably read too many submarine warfare novels so the details and storylines tend to bleed together or overlap. I've seen the theme of "Ballistic Missile Submarine gone rogue" worked from about every angle possible. Crimson Tide has already went here and done this.
Pretty soapy with alot of drama building recapping leading into each action sequence. I actually caught myself yelling "PUHLEASE" get on with it.
Great story, great narration. The subject of atomic energy/weaponry does require some pretty indepth explanation so at times it can be boresome while leading up to the meat of the matter.
How we haven't managed to blow ourselves to Kingdom Come is a nuclear accident in itself. Drops, planecrashes, fires, it's not like we haven't tried or actually dared a multiple megaton warhead to detonate in our own backyard.
Scary stuff, I couldn't put it down.
Read this book if you're even remotely intrigued by atomic weaponry, their handling and management throughout the course of the cold war.
Excellent storyline, characters and naration. I usually don't get real stoked up over a book but for me this one had it all. The narrator did a great job differentiating the characters and projected their personalities well. CIA vs Reincarnated KJB, The cold war seems only forgotten by the media because the intelligence communities on both sides are as busy as ever snooping, recuiting and sleeping with the enemy.
The only questionable moments are a couple where our sexpot female double agent is somehow able to singlehandedly neutralize 3 trained Spetznatz assassins without having any specialized combat training or experience. The plausibility of the story wasn't compromised so I was able to get over it.
Not giving anything away.
They were all good but Gable's sarcastic humor is well portrayed by the narrator.
A great story with great narration. I have listened to and enjoyed the entire Lonesome Dove Series.
Someone who enjoys the sappy side of cowboy romance novels.
I Might, he was doing the best he could considering the story he had to work with.
I would listen to another. The story and narration were both excellent. I'm just unsure when I'll be ready to commit another 34 hours of listening time to one story.
Not just Chick Lit. I enjoyed the whole menu, the narration, the characters, the story. What more could you want? There's sex, violence, suspense and humor all rolled into one. I would listen to another book by Joshilyn Jackson.
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