3 words hmmmm.
Better if longer.
Yes and no. There wasn't enough time to get to the edge of my seat before I fell off.
John Corey of course.
Scott Brick read wonderfully as he always does. You never have any doubt about what character is speaking. He is as much an actor as he is a reader.
The faith shared by the protagonists. The love of two souls that become one as they experience their lives together. The suspense that I felt as the story unfolded.
This is always the toughest part of writing a review, because when I really enjoy a book I like all of the characters. However, Dean came alive for me. Perhaps because the reader is also the author. Dean is "his" character, and so he is really writing about how he believes he might respond to being caught up in such circumstances. Dean is a caring, strong and God loving man who reminded me a great deal of my own dear husband.
No one else could have brought this book to life as did the author!
Mandy. I would like her to tell me some of what she was feeling. Those things that the book left to my own imagination. Although, I suspect since it is really my imagination I would be asking about, I might already know what she would say.
Mr. Peretti's performance was superb. If he had chosen to do so, he could have had a wonderful and successful career performing and recording audiobooks. Aren't we all blessed that he was born before that this would have been an option. As much as I loved listening to him, losing such an talented author would be sad indeed.
The plot built well as we got to know the characters as people. There were twists and turns that were not always predicable as in less skillful plots. I won't ruin the story by going further than that.
He did not do a wonderful job at the beginning of the book which seemed to be monotone, but later he did a good job at allowing you to recognize each character at the sound of his voice. However, there were still some characters that sounded too similar to recognize.
I know this is an old book about a cold war which we believed was over. Even if not for the most frequent episode in out tangled relationship with Russia, this book would be riveting as a historical novel. Research was excellent.
I haven't read in print.
You might also enjoy Clancy's books.
Scott Brick is a true star. He can make almost anything he reads come to life.
Yes, but it would have been impossible because of the length. I did listen over a few days.
The first book I read in the "John Corey" was "After Dark.. I have had to go back and listen to them all from there. Now I will move on to the next and the next.
Scott Brick is the only reason I listened to this book until the end. He never fails to enthrall the listener, which was difficult in this audiobook. I found that the book had promising elements, but rambled on in a way that was difficult to follow at best. I dislike the character, Cotton Malone. Maybe its just his idiotic name, but I don't think so.
No, not in this genre. I love suspense books and thrillers.
It was only Scott Brick that involved me at all. I was not pleased with any character in the book although Mr. Brick was able to make each one real.
Disappointment. It really wasn't worth all these hours of my time.
I really tried to like the character "Cotton Malone." I am well aware of his popularity, but it was a no go for me. I even went so far as to listen to another book in the series. My overall opinion? I will not waste my time with this author again.
I love the movies with Alistair Sim from the 1950s and George C Scott from the 1980s. It was time to hear the actual writings of Dickens and those movies were quite close. This recorded version was a delight to listen to.
Scrooge of course. He is the protagonist who is redeemed.
The one with Marley when he first comes home and into his room. I have to add a 2nd. The scene where he awakens on Christmas AM.
When Scrooge talked to Crachet the day after Christmas.
The reader was good and had enough of an accent to make you aware that this was placed in London, but not enough to make it difficult to understand.
Yes, if that friend liked rather extreme thrillers.
Personally, the only series of books that I really love is the Oregon and NUMA. The others just don't appeal to me. Maybe because I love the ocean.
Many. Mr. Brick is by far the best reader I have ever listened to, and I have listened to many. I don't know how he manages to perform so well in so many audiobooks, but if I am unsure of whether I want a title his name as performer of the story often causes me to make a choice in favor of buying it.
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