Great, great book, this reader would put anyone to sleep if the book was not exciting
Having both worked in the AI community since some of the earlier times and growing up in the computer industry, Lincoln Child hits the nail on the head. Unlike the mistakes made by Dan Brown in Digital Fortress, about 90% of what occurs in Death Match is possible and actually likely. This was great.
Now, the reader is another story. His monotone nearly killed my listening to this book in the first hour. Thankfully, a friend had told me to stick it out and I eventually got used to him. He is the only reason I would not rate this a 5 star!
Patrick Robinson got you hooked on the situation with the Diamondhead missle, the character development of the Seal Team and then hooked you into siding with the plan. I started listening while painting a room in our house and found reasons to keep doing more so I could keep listening!
Mack Bedford is the type of guy we all want to be, act with your convictions ... OK, in this case becoming a potential assasin is a little extreme, but he is an awesome character.
This was a first for Leggett for me, and I was impressed with his ability to switch voices so often and to stay in character. His Swiss accent was so bad I think because the author made it that way for Mack Bedford ... and Leggett went along with it. His Maine accent was more Boston, but we will forgive him, it is hard to imitate a downeast accent unless your grandparents had it, like mine.
The extreme reaction I had was to not want to put it down until I was done.
The production was very well done, I wanted to reread The Hobbit since I has last read it 40 years ago. Now I am ready for the movie.
I have never seen so many people recording audio versions of one author. I am now used to Tony Roberts, Richard Ferrone, Mark Hammer and Michael Kramer all reading Stuart Woods' books. Attempting to listen to Barrett Whitener is not only difficult to stay awake, but pretty hard to read an exciting book with so little emotion.
This book is a very good story and not the typical Stuart Woods type of story, but a 75 year story about the deep south and the years of segregation and integration. He tied together some really good parallels to history.
The reader took me a god 5 hours to get used to ... I kept finding myself stepping on the gas pedal trying to speed him up. This book would be a 5 star if Scott Brick had read it (and it would've been half the length.
Harry Bosch is back in another pretty entertaining book. His teamwork while back in the scene is great but Connelly overdid the bit about Irving in my mind.
I recommend this book if you know Harry from the previous books ... actually a must read if you have read him before.
OK, finished Company Man a couple weeks ago and working in the high tech industry, I thought this book was utterly fantastic. It was not only beleivable, some of the technology he brought up I was chuckling about ... until the end. This guy knows how to write for the industry.
Another great book by Finder and another great read by Scott Brick.
OK, ready to sit on the edge of your seat? Since I listen in the car, I did nothing for a week but volunteer to do errands. This book was a great read. Scott Brick is usually great, but Scott doing Joseph Finder is a PERFECT MATCH. Please get unabridged versions of Finders' other book.
Warning: Do not attempt to listen to this book unless you want to finish it.
If you like midieval themes, this is one of the best out there. In Patterson's first delve into a quasi-historical fiction, he's done a pretty incredible job. It certainly is better than the Steven R. Lawhead Pendragon series and gets you thinking about the predicament his characters get in. From a historical point of view, it leads the reader through some pretty accurate accountings of landowner abuse of their citizens and what medieval times were like. The plot of one rising as the leader for the benefit of all leaves one, if you have that kind of imagination, cheering in your car seat. I have also read this in hard copy and think that if you are not expecting an Alex Cross novel, like historically based fiction, and can delve into the character development, this one is a barn-burner.
First of all, do NOT read this book if you have not read "When The Wind Blows" or you will think it is shallow and he is incapable of plot development. On the other hand, if you have read the prequel to this book, it starts off with the gripping action that Wind Blows had. It then settles down a bit and is an entertaining book about some naive special kids, a naive vet and a naive FBI agent ... OK, he was cast in a pretty poor light, but, again, if you read his first book in this series its pretty good. It is NOT an Alex Cross book and it is by no means anything like The Jester. This is something different, and I bet he'll stay away from these types in the future.
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