Watertown, MA, United States | Member Since 2012
What I thought was a CIA spy thriller was anything but thrilling. The main characters weren’t put into any sort of danger until well over half way through the book. There is only one maybe two scenes that I would consider interesting and I wouldn’t consider either of them suspenseful as they lack details and story lines which draw a reader in. The antagonist isn’t really defined until the very end so there no one stirring the pot, no one to root against. In the end everything comes up roses as the author is more interested in pushing faith than telling an interesting story. If you want a feel good story underpinned by religion this is your book. If you’re looking for entertainment you probably want to look elsewhere.
In addition the reader of the book is not right for it. He does a good job diferentiating between characters but it voice is too calm. Even when the author tries to create some drama, it doesn't come through in the reading. I felt it was too calm and even toned.
I wavered between 4 and 5 stars. While I was in the middle of it I enjoyed the book. It had interesting characters, a good story and a nice mix of development and action, but it never really grabbed me and I had it all figured out. Then the last 10% turned everything on its head. Everything I thought I had figured out I was wrong and the story came to a great crescendo forcing my hand into 5.
Mr. Andrew’s narration is great! He does a great job of differentiating the characters and bringing them to life, and his voice of David really makes you feel his youth.
This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review and I’m very glad I jumped on the change to get it. The book is listed as a thriller but I’m not sure it’s true in the traditional sense. If you’re looking for non-stop action and fight scenes this probably isn’t your book. In “The Lupane Legacy” the author builds intrigue throughout the book only to bring it to a crescendo near the end.
What the author does really well is telling the story so thoroughly that it makes the reader feel as if they are actually there. He is able to describe the scenery and surroundings vividly without clichés. In addition he gives great background on the characters in a succinct way so that you know there history and what they’re thinking, without it being too long winded and boring. This really brings the story to life and is right up there with some of the best story telling out there.
Mr. Heitsch does a great job will all of the accents and characters. His narration is well done and well timed which really helps bring the story and characters to life!
“The Gray Man” delivers on everything a thriller should be. Non stop action from start to finish? Check! A crafty (and lucky) hero who’s fighting for good? Check! The only thing it might be missing is the hot woman who acts as his cover/assistant (AKA the Bond Girl) but you can hardly blame a man on the run from dating. Also being the first book in the series it does well to complete the story while not leaving cliff hangers just to sell another book. Well written and quick moving this is a great book for the thriller lover.
Jay Snyder does a wonderful job with the narration.
“Fated” does a good job of giving the reader a glimpse into this magical world, it has interesting characters and even has a bit of action mixed in, so I’m not sure why I feel as if it’s middle of the road. Maybe because it does all of these things well but no one item in particular stood out to me. Either way it’s an interesting story which didn’t knock my socks off but was by no stretch of the imagination bad. If book two is on sale I’d pick it up, I’d probably even read it at full price once I clear out my list of books “to read” I’m just not chomping at the bit do so.
Mr. Jackson does a good job with the narration.
A fun book along the likes of “Ready Player One”, “Off to De the Wizard” does a great job of mixing pop culture, fun characters and geeky fun. The characters are great from the power hungry Jimmy to the Marty’s sarcastic mentor Philip, they say and do just what you think they would while adding an over the top feel to their actions. The one liners in this book are wonderful as well. I listened to this audio book while running and found myself laughing out loud at points, while saying “Flugie” and trying to fly (I forgot I needed the robe). If you’re a bit of a pixilated geek at heart you’ll love this book.
Mr. Daniels does a wonderful job bringing this book to life!
Zombies, and Terrorist and Vampires oh my! The fourth installment in the Joe Ledger series picks up follows the same template as the three before it but with a new twisted set of challenges. If you’re a fan of intense action, unique characters and a giant smart ass as your main character, then dive right into “Assassins Code” and enjoy the ride.
Ray Porter does a great job as usual.
Although it drags on at points (I don't need the classification of every underwater creature), the author does a wonderful job of painting an amazing underwater scene with vivid descriptions. With interesting characters and a modern writing style that many classic books lack '20,000 leagues' is a must read for every book worm.
Mr. Husman does a great job bringing the characters to life!
As I sat down to write my review of “Wool” I found it hard to write. I liked the premise of the story, it’s well written and the characters were interesting, but at the same time I never felt as if I connected to them.
The gem of this story though, is in the telling of how it this society came to be and what their lives are like on a daily basis. Yes this leads to the story dragging along at time, but it helps paint a more vivid picture and gives some more background on the transformation of the characters.
The narration was middle of the road. A lot of the IT people (aside from Lukas) are very nasally, but other than that there was good character differentiation and the timing was a bit slow.
A great book for the lover of Space Sci-fi. It doesn’t have a lot of the futuristic technologies that some sci-fi books have, but what it lacks there it more than makes up for in action both on earth and in space.
The characters are likable and easy to connect with making this story feel very real. It’s well written overall a fun trip. It also gets points for being the first in a series, but wrapping up the story to leave the listener fulfilled and not just feeling like it was written to sell books 2 plus. I highly recommend this book!
The narration was very good by Mr Daniels.
This whole series (so far) has been wonderful. It has some fun characters (stereotypical Jersey folks too), in a great setting, the beach, and keeps me guessing on who done it until the end.
From the start the author puts out an easy suspect but then starts to sprinkle in more to make it interesting, then when you think you’ve figured it out it’s time for one last turn. “Wack A Mole” is a well written ride for the mystery lover who likes to laugh!
Jeff Woodman does a great job from the accents to Danny's sense of humor to the dry no nonsense Ceepak. Close your eyes and you can almost taste the curley fries..
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