I don't think that this book is worth the money. It held my attention but it uses the predictable formulas of the tracking of terrorist meanies. There are some graphic death scenarios that involve too much gore and only serve as fill. The book isn't awful but I wouldn't recommend anyone taking the time to read it in an environment where there are lots of great spy and detective novels. I love most of Demille's books but this one didn't do anything for me
This is an insight into Washington that I have never read; and I read allot of American History. The drama of the Revolution and its battles would be adequate interest and entertainment but the various profiles as land and slave owner, genreal, president with his personal ltravails is handled with deference to the non-historian. The narration is excellent. I only gave it four stars because ther are some transsitions that surprised me in thier abriptness.
Outstanding and creative writing wasted on a too long soap opera tale about neurotics, psycopaths and nymphomaniacs. Many will like the book. I didn't.
The book has all of the intrigue and suspense of a classic spy novel. Allot of it takes place in New York City and, being a native, it was fun to track the locations. But the book goes beyond that in complexity and the narraton is supurb.
I think this is one Cussler's best
This is a great read. All of Wily's career was in my lifetime and I am a New Yorker so that may taint my view. But, the story is remarkable and well written. Mays was an inspiration during his carer and this book should an inspiration to anyone trying to navigate through life'ss minefields. Even as a Broooklyn Dodger fan, I loved to see Willy Mays play with the NY Giants. He was one of the few ballplayers that was universally loved by all fans. This book is an outstanding tribute to the man and a good glimpse into the business of baseball before multi-million dollar contracts.
I truly enjoyed this book. I like Roman history probalby dating back to my four years of Latin study in highschool. Caesar, Cicero are, fortunately, still alive in their writings and speeches. The book is a work of fiction and the trials of Cicero are engaging as any good crime novel. You do have to get over the narrator who seems to be doing an impersonation of Peter Ustinov doing his interpretaion of how Romans would sound if thay spoke English. I doubet if they were that pompous and arogant sounding. Some of the "charcters"spuuttered their English so stiffly that if they were any moe Englsih they wouldn't tbe able to speak at all. You get over it because it is a good story. Given that...it is a very good read and I enjoyed every minute of it.
This is a wonderful read if you are interested in excruciating details about the events leading up to the American Revolution and the Revolution itself. I have never read a book on the AR that captures the European background and the Revolution's progress through the battles and events, for some time, after the Yorktown surrender. If you like European and U.S. history I highly recommend this book
This an aggregation of short stories about individuals struggling to survive in the Indian caste system. Mildly interesting but after "White Tiger" and "Sliumdog..." I have pretty much had it with descriptions of the underbelly of India. There are parts that are very funny; mostly because of the cursing and berating one another, but it is a generally depressing read. The reader becomes wearing and annoying too. Maybe that's the message but it's not a page turner. I bought it because of the $9.95 Audible promotion. I don't recommend it as either entertainment or information.
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