Definitely one of the better ones.
There were a number of surprising plot twists but not farfetched. The surprises totally fit in with the story and seemed plausible.
I liked the voice characterizations which helped define the personalities just a little bit more.
No extreme reactions
I really enjoyed the plot development and the ending which was neatly tied up without seeming contrived. However, I really disliked the fact that yet another woman is the victim.
I like the way the characters are so sharply drawn. You know what their motives are and why they are driven to act the way they do.
I liked the way the main character grew and developed into the woman she ultimately became. The character's insights into her own motivations carried the momentum of the story along.
I thought the performance was okay. It wasn't great but it didn't detract from the story. I'm just not sure she added that much to it.
If you like Pearl Buck or stories about China, you'll enjoy this book.
What a story!
Clearly the main character, John Corey, is definitely likeable and fascinating. Do I think I would want to work with someone with such a smart mouth all the time? No but I'm not working with him, I'm just reading about him. He's smart, insightful, irreverent and funny but he's also driven by deeply held personal beliefs. He lives and fights for people even while he disdains so many of them and their foibles.
To my best recollection, this is the first Scott Brick performance I've listened to but I will look for other books he's narrated. He is absolutely top-notch in his performance of this book.
The whole book was gripping but I can't pinpoint any particular moments that affected me more than others. This book is definitely more than the sum of its parts!
Buy this book and then buy the The Lion! You won't regret it!
This has been one of the most gripping,exciting books I've listened to. Definitely read The Lion's Game first because this gives you the history of the characters and their story. The book can be a little uncomfortable, what with being perched on the edge of your seat but it is one good tale!
Nothing quite like the ending for drama, tension and pure adrenaline! I really liked the fact that John Corey was not some pure hero with the most noble ideals fighting terrorists but was a character full of flaws, shortcomings and attitude. Do I think there are law enforcement people like him out there? I don't know but I certainly hope so. John Corey's insights into his own mind and motives are among the most memorable elements of this book.
Scott Brick must be John Corey in a parallel universe because he brought the character to life! It felt like listening to the main character tell the story in person. He really captured the essence of John Corey. A great performance.
Yes and no...I hated to put it down but sometimes you need a break from the building tension. Would I want this on a long flight? You betcha! I usually listen to my audiobooks in my car and sometimes I hated to see the driveway. I'm lucky I didn't just drive to Florida in order to finish the book!
This book did an amazing job of getting you into the terrorist's mind and helping you understand why some of them act the way they do. I'm not the least bit sympathetic to their efforts but Nelson deMille did craft a carefully nuanced character and not just a cartoon villain. He was believable and scary, very, very scary.
I love this tale of good versus evil. It's a classic theme told in such a compelling way. The characters are so well developed and the story is absolutely riveting.
I really enjoyed the story of the return to Denver. Both of the characters had grown and changed so much but their respect and friendship was made even more meaningful by their shared trials and travels.
He did such a great job voicing the characters. Each character was distinctive and easily identifiable. He added a depth to the characters' personalities that wasn't limited to the written word. He was a very effective, very capable narrator and I would like to listen to him again.
I've read this book before a couple of times; obviously it's a favorite over the years and I've seen the movie which is also very good but being able to just turn on this audiobook while I'm traveling made for a great day.
I loved the emphasis on science and the concept that science isn't just for nerds and lab geeks but can be put to everyday use.
This book is in a class all its own!
He brought the characters to life. You really found yourself believing that it was the astronaut himself relating this story. His narration was absolutely spot on and was possibly the best narration I've ever heard. He made already likeable characters seem completely real. An amazing performance that truly enhanced the enjoyment of this great science story.
I kind of had buyer's remorse after selecting this audiobook. I mean, come on, a daily log? How interesting could that possibly be? Pretty darn interesting! This was one of those books I hated to have end but couldn't wait to find out how it ended. I want more books by this talented writer, please! Tell him I said so!
I have already recommended this book to someone else who is enjoying it as much as I did!
The book explained a whole new aspect about the making of the atomic bombs. It was a fascinating, personal, historical accounting of the people involved in the making of the bomb and the site where the bomb was constructed.
I just liked the narrator's emphasis and overall performance.
This book gave a wonderful insight into the minds of the many people who worked on developing the bomb, people who really had no clue what they were participating in except for the fact that their work would help end the war and bring our boys back home. It gave me a deeper appreciation for the civilian contributions to the war effort. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
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