I loved how Crichton, uses actual science in his novels. It makes them so much more interesting and believable. (I mean we're talking resurrecting animals that have been extinct for at least 65 million years here!) In this sense he is a master. Its just to bad that the genius of this novel has been somewhat cheapened by the movie. But it is a great book. Well worth the time and money
The wife never stops blaming the husband for something he had no control over. She is just a helpless character that brings nothing to the table. The whole thing was just annoying to listen too. Skip this one, don't waste your time. I expect better from Crouch. He's a good writer but this one is a miss.
Yes, absolutely. Hemingway is a genius. I love the way he writes. He just pulls you in like nothing else. He has a way of conveying emotion and situations that is so enthralling.
Okay, I am a huge Metallica fan. The song that got me into Metallica was, For whom the Bells Tolls. So naturally I had to get this book. It only took me 20 years to finally read/listen to the book. Hemingway is now my favorite author. My favorite band got me into my favorite author. Or was it the other way around?
Yes and probably will. This was a great quick listen. The Branagh did a superb job.
My favorite caracter was Manager Kurtz. He was just so intriguing. As soon as you meet him a million questions fill your head. It makes it even more fun to listen to when you picture him as Marlon Brando. (Coppola's Apocalypse Now was adapted after this story)
I thought Conrad did an excellent job of depicting how mythical and mysterious equatorial Africa was, "It had become a place of darkness. But there was in it one river especially, a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land...but I could not shake off the idea. The snake had charmed me."
This was a great listen. It is written the way that adventure stories are supposed to be written. You really get inside the characters heads. The descriptions of the surroundings, the people, their interactions with each other and the mystery and intrigue are what make Heart of Darkness a tale for the ages.
I would listen to Sandman Slim again. Its just entertaining to listen to. Narration is good, story is good what else do you need?
The book is very dark and thats something that I like. Kadrey is not afraid to go places that other won't go . He does a great job of blending magic, violence, dark comedy, romance, redemption and good old fashioned story telling. He does all of this in a artful way that is very rare. He strikes a very surprising balance which translates into a thrill ride that is well worth the time and money investment.
The narration is awesome. Macleod does a great job with all of the different characters voices. You have everything from normal people to Satin himself to angels, demons, and everything in-between. Great narration.
If you want to get into the Mitch Rapp series, start here. This is a great book. If you listen to it you will find the underworld of espionage and what it takes to fight the war on terror. Mitch Rapp is my favorite character in any novel. He is this generations Jack Ryan. Flynn did a wonderful job of story telling and character development. He goes into detail where many other authors would just glance over. Although he doesn't go into extreme depth like Clancy often does. His style is wonderful. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for a heart pounding thriller that has many books in the series for you to enjoy. I envy you if you have not listened to any of Flynn's novels yet. You have hours and hours of great listening ahead of you!!!!
Rapp going one on one with Stan Hurley.
Stan Hurley, just a crotchety old vet that really helps to kick off this series, as he trains a young Mitch Rapp become a methodical if at times, lose cannon, terrorist killing machine.
This is a great first installment to a series. It does get a bit far fetched at times but, hey this is fiction. I loved Power Down. I was looking for another Flynn-esque series and found it in Power Down. The rest of the series only gets better as you go on. I have all of them in my library. I can't wait for Coe's June release of Independence Day as the fifth installment. Ben does really knows his stuff. He works in the world of finance and has a lot of first hand experience that really shines in this book. He also has experience in the drilling and energy sector as well, which turns out to be instrumental in the story line of Power Down. The book also has a afterward with Ben Coes and Mitt Romney, they discuss what influenced Ben to write the book and how his life experiences have allowed him to create such a dynamic and realistic character in Dewy Andreas. I recommend this one my friends!!
I loved the real life finical scheming, the use of actual industrial energy production tactics, all while throwing in political intrigue and thrilling character development. And its just plain fun to listen to Dewy get to the bottom of it all.
This is classic Flynn. It has everything. And Rapp is at his best. Although it is not as good as some of his other works. Last Man is still a great book. I have listened to all of the Rapp novels multiple time and can't get enough of them. Mitch Rapp is the man that we hope hope is really out there.
Hell yeah!!! Get listen. Coes once again proves that he is a great writer for the genre. Hey if he was good enough for Vince Flynn he's good by me. I loved this book. Just edge of your seat excitement. It goes to places that you never would even think to look. Great Work Ben!!!!
Similar to Vince Flynn and Brad Thor
1,2 Dewy's comin' for you....3,4 it won't matter if you lock your door
The main character, Dewy Andreas, is somewhere between Mitch Rapp (Flynn) and Scot Harvath (Thor) Not quite as good as Rapp, but smarter and a bit less brutish than Harvath. This is what makes him so interesting. Coes makes him is own. Dewy Andreas is truly an organic character. This installment further solidifies Ben Coes's, and in turn, Dewy Andreas's footprint on the genre.
The story was good don't get me wrong. It was very interesting, kept me guessing and wanting more. But the narration was awesome.
The guy who was looking for ghost man. Weber's narration for this guy was excellent, one of the best I've heard.
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