I am only on Chapter 2 and loving this book. The detail, the knowledge, the characters are great. I'm fixin' to fall into this book. (the wife of Franklin)
No. I didn't finish it though I labored almost 3/4 of the way through. Granted I am a late middle aged woman but the explicit, descriptive, detailed sex and the debauched portrayal of teens was more than I could endure. I felt like I needed to wash my brain and erase the images. Somehow I think that it reveals a lack of imagination when authors resort to surrounding their stories with sex instead of interesting characters and plots.
While I enjoyed a previous book by this author, I doubt I will try him again.
Put it down.
The story seemed so far-fetched with story lines coming from nowhere...at least to me. Near the end I just stopped listening because I pretty much knew how it would end. I miss Andy Carpenter. Sorry. I'm sure the author wants to branch out but the dogs and reader Gardner are Rosenfelt to me.
The plot was weak. The characters are likable and the reader is good.
Emotion and personality.
I did not want to finish this book. I had read his two previous ones and knew it would be the work of a genuine storyteller unlike any I'd ever heard. Loved the readers; they gave it authenticity and feeling. Don't rush through this; it's real people and real life.
If Scott Brick had not been reading it I'm sure I would have stopped sooner. I liked the author's "You're Next" but this one seemed a little too drawn out.
Disturbing, hypnotic, Southern
I didn't really have a favorite. They were the kinds of main characters that I could not relate to and yet were human, earthy, filled with good and also disturbing qualities.
His reading and voice made the story. I don't think I could have finished it without his excellent rendition. I could listen to him read to me forever.
The book was filled with the darker sides of human nature and yet included realism. I was "moved" by men's cruelty and wanted to stop listening...but couldn't.
The story is haunting, picturesque, a literary masterpiece of words that creates reality as you listen. I believe this is a man's story or one who doesn't have trouble with vulgarity, sadism, deprivation. I'm not a writer so I'm having a hard time finding words to describe the story. You slide into it and then you can't stop listening. I have not listened to any of the author's other books. I'm not sure I want to. The images from the story are in my brain now and some of them I wish were not. Having said that, those who like these kinds of stories and characters will love this book.
This was an excellent read. I tried to drag it out because I didn't want it to end. The plot was ok but the interaction and story between James and Maggie was wonderful. I enjoyed being in their company. Yes; it brought tears and made me laugh out loud sometimes. The reader did a super job of putting you into the scenes. The last few minutes had you holding your breath...worried about the ending. I hope there will be another book with these characters and the reader.I've listened to other of Crais' books. This one is the best!
I do not want this book to end! It's a compelling story, with a slow and conversational story-teller, true-to-life personalities, and a gripping plot which I think I know how it's going to end but won't be surprised when I am completely wrong. Love it! Guess I'll have to rent "Presumed Innocent" just to keep the people and story alive in my mind.
Rusty Sabich, the father. He's a respected, respectful judge who desires to be a good husband, father, and friend. However, his character is so real because he exhibits the qualities most all of us have at some time....a sense that we have missed out on the important joys of life while having sacrificed for the *good* that compels us. Also there is the admirable quality of one willing to accept being misunderstood and judged for a higher form of love and duty.
Sandy Stern and Judge Yee.
Yes....and No. It held my interest but I didn't want it to be over.
I haven't read the print version but the presentation of the story is great on the audio version.
The humor in the story, the insight into the ways of Washington and the Intelligence Services, but most of all I like the way Scott Brick reads!
Since I haven't finished it completely, I can't say yet.
I loved Haig's other book. While I know it's fiction, books such as this one gives some depth and meat to the superficial news reporting we get on current issues and world affairs. The book made me laugh out loud many times and reminds me that we live in a dangerous and deceptive World.
Scott Brick is my favorite Reader. If he's reading the story, I'll listen. :~)
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