When I purchased this I did not realize it was just a short story. My bad, need to pay attention. But it is really a bare bones story and does not satisfy. It certainly does not compare to other Connelly tales involving Harry Bosch.
No, but I'll be more careful when buying audiobooks in the future, making sure they are full length novels.
I rarely listen to books a second time but this is one that might be worth hearing again. The story is so realistic and of course the performance by Dick Hill is very engaging.
The author did not glorify war despite the title. It was a look into the hearts and minds of people facing a powerful enemy, the prospect of certain pain and death and finding the courage to carry on.
Marsh, the protagonist.
I had a hard time turning it off and found myself looking for reasons to take a drive so I could listen to more.
The author's notes at the end very much helped put this story in perspective. Mr. Deutermann had a distinguished naval career as did his father who actually lived through the battles highlighted in the book.
As a combat veteran myself, there were times that this story made very emotional and I actually shed some tears for those men who never made it back.
The performance is outstanding. Many voices and accents are flawlessly executed by these very talented artists.
I enjoyed every minute of this book. An imaginative novel based on facts. Lots energy and action.
What a terrific story. I loved this book. There were so many themes that parallel my own life and issues I have dealt with. I'm sure many a listener will feel the same way. Here you experience the demise of both a human and a canine who find each other and reluctantly team up to climb out of their misfortune and find redemption through profound personal change. I loved the reading device of using two distinct voices for the dog and human sides of the story. I highly recommend this audio-book
This one is perfectly boring. Way too much petty bickering between characters, many gory details and a very slow moving story. I had to finally give up listening.
This was my first encounter with a Ben Kincaid story and I enjoyed it very much. Lots of action, intrigue, laugh-out-loud humor, and just darn good writing.
Say what you want about King... He may be somewhat formulaic and you do have to be willing to suspend disbelief, but this is a very enjoyable book and nicely read as well. I drive about 3 hours a day and listening to audiobooks gets me through the time behind the wheel. This one was especially engaging and I found myself at my destination in no time at all. I would recommend Cell to anyone who wants to make time fly.
A good story with engaging characters but there wasn't much to laugh about in this tale. The reading was occasionally on the dry side and the music bridges placed for no obvious reason struck me as amateurish. Overall the writing is strong and that's what kept my interest.
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