I wish I could give this book 6 stars. I loved it and wasn't expecting to get so engrossed. This book makes Donnie Brasco look like Mr. Rogers. If you have ever heard the expression of "unbelievable but true", this book fits the bill. I listened to this non-stop and couldn't wait to hear more. The main character is constantly in true fear for his life and surrounded by the most violent group of Mongul motorcycle gang members in Los Angeles. I was totally intrigued and right there with him in all of the drama.
First let me say that I am an ex-professional golfer and totally understood everything Hank says. But, I seriously doubt that the average golfer will understand or comprehend the vast amount of technical swing comments made in this book.
Secondly, I do not agree with the fact that Hank felt the need to write this book. There is so much personal trust in the relationship between athletes and those that surround them that there is an unspoken code that must be respected. I feel that Hank shattered that code and I will never respect him for that... only time will tell how Hank's reputation is effected.
But, thirdly, for those out there who want to get a glimpse of the intense work and pressure that a world class athlete is under, Hank does a nice job of getting that across. Had there not been the stigma of "kiss and tell", I would have thoroughly enjoyed the book. And, of course, this was Hank's opinion and story... I'm sure Tiger's recollection would be much different.
Was the book fair... maybe. Should it have been written... absolutely not.
I would also like to make a technical comment about the narration. Hank did a great job which is unusual for a writer who chooses to narrate. But, there were times in the narration, that there seemed like another voice came in like a voice over... I'm not sure if it was Hank doing a voice over or some other narrator cleaning up mistakes. Whatever, it wasn't annoying.
First, go back and read Patricia's review... right on Patricia. Seldom do we find someone as honest and deep in writing a review. I only wish I had read her review before investing a credit in this diatribe.
Everything was lame... the story never took off... just another worthless tort case. How did the author come up with the title "The Litigators"... it took over half of the book to determine what they are trying to do. A better title would have been "The Bumblers".
Bad... bad... bad. There is nothing I can say good about this. I have loved all of JG's books, but he really rushed this out the door. Is this what we can expect from now on? I will be more careful before I waste another credit.
I seldom write reviews but just have to weight in. This book is really bad. I have listened to hundreds of books and I have to tell you this is one of the worst, simple minded diatribes that I have ever experienced. The only thing going for this is the title... Gray Man is intriguing... perhaps Tom Cruise can add this to his long list of totally meaningless movies.
This book should have been written years ago. I am a pretty astute history buff and thought I knew this story... but, honestly, I was surprised at how little I knew. The authors pace was fantastic and he did a good job of narrating his own book... which is usually a disaster. I highly recommend.
If you want to read a really stupid account of being chased through the woods for 10 hours of listening. This book will satisfy you, but I really found my mind wandering off... boring.
This was not his best... the story was shallow and the characters very trite. But I did finish it and that is more than I can say for some books.
This book was really good. How could anyone actually hit the major casinos in Vegas? Jose Vigoa did with ruthless abandon. The author went into the background of the gang members, the key policemen, the armed car guards and the families. This book not only tells you how the robberies were conducted, it tells you about all of the lives that were affected. Bravo to the writer and the editor of a great listen.
This book is filled with half truths and professed by the author as the real facts. It was a total waste of time.
Sandra Brown obviously isn't a football fan. This story is so weak that I could have written it... or not! There is no way any top football player would have gotten himself into such a mess. The plot is so unbelievable and shallow that I wish I hadn't wasted my time. This was one really bad listen.
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