Unfortunately, I felt this story was too long and drawn out. It just got boring after a while, even though it could have been much more exciting or suspenseful . . . or something. It’s a good story/plot but definitely not my Bryce Courtenay favorite.
I was disappointed with the quick ending which should have been the best part of the story if Courtenay had taken the time to write it! He leaves the ending implied, but what reader wants to interpret an ending you’ve been aiming towards after 28 hours? The ending was very unsatisfying and too abrupt. The focus of the entire book suddenly has no significance in the ending?
It is not a bad book though, and the narrator Humphrey Bower is fantastic, so it may be worth reading to many. Fans of Courtenay may love it. I did enjoy Courtenay’s “The Power of One” and “Brother Fish”.
This is my first book by the author Jonathan Maberry. I really liked the main character, Joe Ledger! It was a great book. It was wonderful how you really got to know the characters in the novel and were able to observe the way they responded to the situation they were in. It's also enjoyable when you can believe in the characters and can relate to their emotions and actions.
Now to the BEST PART of the book . . . the Narrator, Ray Porter. He was awesome and really, really made this a 5 star audible.
I am looking forward to reading another book by Jonathan Maberry and I sure hope the narrator will be Ray Porter!!
I liked the book and thought that the narrator, Luke Daniels, did an excellent job. However, I kept hoping that more would happen in the plot to make it a lot more interesting than it was. I would have loved to have seen him succeed in a career and a relationship. That would have been wonderful to add to the story.
I would say that the story was interesting, but the ending not satisfying. I also did not like the repetition of events in the story like the details about the Dragnet tv shows. Every time he watched it, which was repeated daily, the author gave you details about the Dragnet episode. That was annoying after a while.
I liked the main character, Undersheriff Bill Gastner, who was pushing almost the age of 60, being slightly over weight, not-too-fit, not-too-glamorous, and not-at-all-political. I also liked the setting in Posadas County, New Mexico. This was a good police adventure and the ending was very exciting!
The story has a believable and enjoyable plot, many good characters and the narrator, Rusty Nelson, does a fine job. I look forward to reading the 2nd book in the Posadas County Mystery Series, "A Discount for Death."
This story never grabbed me and by the time I finished it, I felt the ending should have been expanded on because it definitely left me hanging.
I felt the narrator, Luke Daniels, lacked any enthusiasm and I wondered if that was intentional or just the narrator's mood as he read it. Perhaps the main character was supposed to be autistic like his brother too and that's why the narrator read the story in that way.
Too slow-paced. I did not like the movie themed interaction with the monk; I did not like how we couldn't get to know the mother of his child, Anna; I did not like how we didn't get to know his father better, etc. Lack of character development throughout.
This story was too large of a time period to enjoy. There were so many characters in the novel that it was hard to remember who was who and in what time span. He could have written a mini series and focused on one time period per book instead.
It is definitely a bleak novel in following the history of the three members of the McCullough family. I was definitely glad when the novel was over. A lot of people raved about this book, however, I can only give it an average rating.
I love the narrator, Will Patton, but wish Phillipp Meyer had written a better book for him to read.
I enjoyed this just as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series, "Iron Lake."
I also liked how the mystery kept me guessing. The setting in Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota was great. I liked the main characters, especially Cork O'Connor.
The plot twists and turns and is a great suspense. I look forward to reading future books by William Kent Krueger. Excellent job by narrator David Chandler!
I was disappointed in the book read by Donna Tartt. It seemed more juvenile than the movie version and was definitely not as entertaining. I wish there had been more character development in the book as demonstrated by John Wayne when he played the character of U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn.
This book appears to have been written for young teens.
I did not enjoy the narrator for this particular book.
I liked this murder mystery. The author, John MacDonald, did a great job of characterization in letting me get to know the main character, Travis McGee. I liked how he lives on a houseboat in Florida - great setting. Even though Travis is willing to help others who cannot help themselves, he is still a James Bond type of character who will intimidate and torture if need be. This helped to keep my interest throughout the plot and made it a great mystery. It is hard to believe that this modern day suspense was written 47 years ago!
A very entertaining book and I already plan on getting the second book in the series, "Nightmare in Pink."
Excellent narration by Robert Petkoff.
The author, William Kent Krueger, did a great job in developing all of the characters extremely well. I really liked the main character Cork and his human frailties. The story setting in Aurora, Minnesota in the vicinity of an Indian Reservation was very intriguing.
I can definitely see how his debut novel won the Anthony Award and I look forward to reading the second book in the series, "Boundary Waters."
The narrator, David Chandler, was excellent.
I highly recommend this book.
There was nothing really great about this book. The main character, Virgil Flowers, is not really developed enough for me to like him or care about him, or want to find out what his future would be in the next book.
I also hated the way that Virgil Flowers was trying to be a writer on the side in the plot. It was ridiculous how Virgil would work on his story every couple of chapters and you'd have to read the segment he'd written. Stupid. Who cares? I thought it was also ridiculous the rock band t-shirts that the author described him wearing every day that he changed clothes. It added nothing to the character development.
Narrator, Eric Conger, did a great job narrating.
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