I consider this book "a sleeper." A book I decided to purchase on a whim, and what a story! The main characters might be considered 'losers' in society but are true heroes. A derelict lawyer, a discarded child, and a fabled cat that binds the lawyer and child together in a horrific yet uplifting tale. Even at the darkest moments of the book, one pulls for them to win. I laughed and cried during this listen. And what a marvelous narration! I loved every word.
As usual great characters especially Reacher. I live in the city where the movie was made. I agree Tom Cruise is NOT Reacher......John Brolin would make an excellent Reacher.
Since Grover Gardner is narrating, it adds one star to the whole process. The familiarity of the names Andy and Lori are a little disconcerting as GG narrates all the Andy Carpenter books. I sometimes forget this isn't Carpenter and wonder where Tara is. I did enjoy the book.
I got this on its ratings. I told my husband he had to listen to this book. After a couple hours, he said to me he was surprised I was listening to this as I will not even watch a war movie. I am a Pacifist to the nth degree. This is not as much an account of The War as it is an account of courage, humanity, and wills to live. It makes me proud to know there were men who would sacrifice their own safety to help their fellow POWs; men from all Allied countries. If ever there were a testament against war, this is it. Thank you Ms Hillenbrand for a narrative that peaks every human emotion.
I had not heard of this book before I came across it here @ Audible and saw all the wonderful reviews. Liking nonfiction but finding good nonfiction is not easy, I decided to give it a try. This is an incredible story. You don't have to be interested in science or medicine to be engrossed by this story of an American family mistreated by a medical system which thinks itself God. Love, Love, Love this book.
I will remember to look at the narrator before buying. Did not realize not George Wilson, and this guy is about as emotional as a stoic. Might be a good book, but who knows with this poor narration.
This is a real snooze. I listened to "In the Woods" and found it interesting. However, this is booorrrring. I like a little excitement with my mystery; this has nothing but blah, blah, blah.
This audiobook is not Water for Elephants or The Help. I listen to those for intellectual stimulation. I listen to Kellerman for entertainment. No nuances or complicated characters. Kick back and relax with Deception.
I have read a lot of reviews that suggest this is a pandering left-wing antireligion novel. I guess you don't read much King. He has a deep spiritual center which is evidenced in most of his novels. The Stand and Desperation come to mind as very spiritual novels. However, I agree he is perhaps critical of religion used to control others rather than religion as curative.
That aside, this is a very good novel. It is interesting, informative, and topical. As it is very today, I don't know if it will stand the test of time of The Stand. However, this book is not The Stand. It is Under The Dome and as such is moving, irritating, frightening, and entertaining. I recommend it to those who maintain an open and progressive mind. Those who know King.
I guess my expectations were too high. I found it a bit incredulous. I got weary of the stupidity of those in power. It was OK if somewhat tedious.
I liked this book.
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