I was looking forward to learning about the Navajo Indians and the unbreakable code that they created. I admire them and am proud that they received medals of honor.
The book, however, is often boring and I feel that you must like history in order to be able to enjoy it. There were so many facts in the book, that it was not entertaining.
After listening to the audible, I wish that I had purchased the book instead. I have learned that the book includes the Final Dictionary of code words and more than 30 personal photographs! You can't enjoy those on audible.
David Colacci did an excellent job narrating the book.
I am not disappointed that I listened to it because I feel it is important history about the Navajos and their dedication to winning the war and protecting our soldiers. The book, however, as mentioned above would have been better if only I had time to sit and read.
The highlight to me was in the end where we were able to hear the original code talker, Chester Nez, being interviewed and listen to him speak a code in his native tongue.
I did not really like this book and made myself finish it in hopes that it would get better. It never got better for me. It seemed sort of "stupid" or "corny" or "soap opera"; just not my kind of book.
It was poor on character development. The author, Glenn Cooper, focused on the main character, Will, and did not develop the other characters at all. A lot of times the author added details to the story that were totally unnecessary as if the reader was dumb, or he needed to add to his word count.
Even though the plot was very good and had a lot of potential, the story drags on and on. If written with better character development and less wordy detail, it could have potentially been an excellent story.
The narrator was mediocre, however, that could have been as a result of the book he was reading.
I enjoyed traveling back in time to the late 1950's. It seemed like a place I would like to move back into and stay, if only . . . it didn't have its dark side.
This book is definitely a page turner. The reader will want to read to the end to see what is going to happen to Jake and Sadie and the other characters that I liked in the story.
I liked the mixture of science fiction with history and JFK's assassination. I wished the story could have continued much longer!
Excellent narration by Craig Wasson.
Not only could it have been much better, but the trilogy should have been written as one book. The three books did not develop the story like it should have, and did not develop the characters very well. It was a great dystopian future kind of theme, but it could have been developed much deeper.
The book leaves you hanging in the end and I'm not sure if the author, Blake Crouch, did that so that he can now write a new trilogy connected to the "Wayward Pines" story.
The narrator, Paul Michael Garcia, did a great job in narration of the book.
I enjoyed this book which reminded me of a James Bond type of thriller. The action scenes are excellent even though the injuries sustained by the Gray Man were a bit much to believe that he could physically continue on to the next attack. It's a fictional thriller, so why not?
I look forward to reading the next book in the series, "On Target" published in 2010. I hope that in the next book he can develop the main character, Court Gentry, so that we can get to know him better than just a one dimensional action hero.
The narrator, Jay Snyder, did a great job of narrating except for the voice of the little girl. I don't feel it was necessary for him to try to do a childish type of voice.
Overall, a great action book to read.
Wow, very long story. I could have definitely done without so many background love stories that were told by his friend, Marianne Engel. Some other reviewers, however, absolutely loved those stories and how they were interweaved with the main story. There were just too many of them for me.
Some of the burn ward details were disgusting to me but definitely necessary to understand what the main character was going through. It was very enjoyable to see him survive, begin to recuperate, and become a different person than he was in the beginning of the story.
I liked the story a lot, but felt it was a bit long. I will definitely considering reading another book by the author, Andrew Davidson. The narrator read a bit too slowly but still did a good job.
There was definitely a lot of action in this story and it was well written by Stuart Neville. What began to annoy me, however, were the ghosts that kept appearing. The ghosts lead the way for Gerry Fegan's revenge and, even though he and others stated Fegan was crazy, I found the ghosts hovering around and guiding him a bit stupid.
I doubt I will get the next book in the series because I really don't care whether Fegan gets over his guilt of killing innocent people or not. I could also care less whether the ghosts are still hanging out with him!
I have read her other two books which were pretty good, however, I found this one disappointing. It seemed too "Harlequin" type of a story to me. I also disliked how she talked about her feelings of sadness over the loss of her sister in an automobile accident. She has already revealed and discussed those emotions in the first and second books in the series. Why do we need to read it all over again. We get it!
Now I feel that if I ever purchased a fourth book in the series (and I'm sure she'll write another one), that for sure she'll delve on the past again, and go over the emotions she's feeling about whatever happened in the past AGAIN.
No thank you. This book was not worth a credit to me. It was just too predictable.
The narrator did fine and she'd be perfect for a "Harlequin" novel.
This story was very good, but very dark. The main character, Hackberry Holland, is an alcoholic rich lawyer with a lot of issues, especially his past as a prisoner of war in Korea.
James Lee Burke is an excellent writer and I like how he expressed the good and the bad sides of Hackberry. I definitely plan on reading the next book in the series.
One of my favorite narrators, Will Patton, was awesome in his narration of this novel.
I thoroughly enjoyed the last book in this trilogy. I liked the Catholic cop character, Sean Duffy, a lot. It was a great read and kept my attention throughout the entire book. I liked the setting in Protestant Northern Ireland in the 1980s. I also liked the additional mystery of how the woman named Lizzie "accidentally" died in a bar where she was found alone and locked into.
I like Adrian McKinty's writing style and I look forward to reading more books written by him. I also enjoyed the narration by Gerard Doyle.
I highly recommend this book. Rumor is there is a fourth book coming out this year to continue the series.
Fourth book I've read in the series and just loved it! What a fabulous writer and what an exciting story. The way that the author, CJ Sansom, wrote the story made It easy for me to become absorbed in living in that era with all of that religious tension. It was also easy to engross myself in the Tudor England period.
I enjoyed getting to know the character Guy, a former monk who is now a doctor. It was also very interesting and funny to learn about the false teeth that were becoming popular!
Once again, excellent narration by Steven Crossley!
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