The mystery is very well developed with unexpected twists. The setting in a writers and publishers milieu was very interesting. I love the flowing style of writing and the oftentimes moving emotions of the protagonist. Will he ever learn to deal with the damage done to him by his freakish ex and the in his mind, reoccurring scene were the IED explodes?
The way Cormoran Strike handles his cases and him being a veteran. The development of his assistant Robin also adds to the story.
The surprising ending and disclosure of the murder.
I wanted to but couldn't since it was a 17.16 hrs listen.
When can I read #3 ?
Although I always like stories with ships and amazing adventures some parts in the book were missing credibility especially in the lines of command. I was also expecting more dialogue on the engineering level when the problems start hitting the fan. It was like some parts were missing.
Scott Brick did a great job on Ender's Game but this time his voice was too slow and dramatic. I turned up the speed a notch and that made it just bearable.
I am going to wait for another good Pendergast installment and that delicious voice of Rene de Auberjonois.
Yes, the journey is one of the highlights of exploring our planet. It is interesting, gripping, horrific and emotional. It is also very well narrated.
Fastpaced adventure at its best. This is the story based on journals of and interviews with all crew involved, not Shackleton only. I have read Shackleton's personal account many years ago, also very good and interesting, but a different era and a very different style. One cannot compare.
Yes. Normally I like a steady, composed voice but in this narration he really dragged me into the story in another way. Fastpaced, on edge, enthousiasm, emotions, it was all there. Especially when Shackleton, Worsley and Crean try to reach South Georgia in a small boat. Incredible, one lives the scene! Mr Prebble has a great voice.
Two years living on blubber.
Chapeau for the author Alfred Lansing.
Yes. It gives, as in the other Pendergast books, a detailed description of atmosphere and setting; the things I like in a story.
An interesting and somewhat gory alternative to the tooth fairy. And it has Pendergast in it.
He always brings an erie atmosphere to the Pendergast stories. The voices of Pendergast and Constance are really well performed and grasp your attention. I truly appreciate his narration.
No, not really. The scene where young Pendergast is in the Dufour house with his father is a bit scary though. And Pendergast having been a real bully to his younger brother and realizing it later was remarkable.
Truly recommend this story. Pay for it, spend no credit.
No, I'll try an e-book instead.
The extreme long dialogues about girley stuff.
Loved The Witness!
Enjoyed this audiobook so much.. So many events and details I had not heard of: the politics, the war strategies, life in GB during the bombings and Churchills wit, insights, some blind spots and his incredible journeys. I could not stop listening. Sometimes the writing is very poetic.
The incredible first two war years, the battles and the strategies. Also the communications with FDR and Stalin.
No, but very well read by Clive Chafer.
Impossible to do over 52 hours, but I read it for days on end.
What a wonderful book. I am ready to start reading the previous two volumes.
More layers and a few more unexpected turns in the story.
Not always clear, like the 'phone' conversations. She has done better.
In general the long inner monologues of the Phoebe character.
Although not my favourite it was hard to put it down.
The developing story. You've got no idea were it is heading. Building the tension is done well. I do not agree with listners who say it is only about a car ride and not much going on.
Reacher, the feeling for justice, the dry humour, the yes or no Q&A and following violence.
The broken nose part was done so well I had a hard time understanding it, it was fun.
As always. Child's books disrupt life.
I found the development of the shooting scene in part 2 before the building is entered very moving.
Superb, thrilling and touching.
Reacher. But the Elizabeth Deveraux character was done very well too. I like the slow narrating by Hill a lot.
I fell off my chair laughing reading the freight train passages. Absolutely hilarious. A completely new way of adult entertainment.
This is my second Reacher novel after Gone Tomorrow which is also very recommendable.
One year from now I could be reading it again, but I am not sure if the same tense expectations when the story develops will be there.
I could not put the book down while listening to it, so It was kind of a relief that the book ended, the final chapters were quite a nerveracking experience.
Always giving a special depth to the characters. Great narrator.
Very entertaining but violent spy story. However, I did not care about the "teachings" about Russian culture, througout the book, that story could have been told in a different style because it slowed down the story. The Lisa character started to annoy because of that. And why on earth does a sensible tough girl working abroad change into a naive person who starts fantasizing, halfway through the book, about introducing the hero to her parents, meeting his parents and even marrying the poor sod after terrible ordeals at the end. Beats me.
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