This is a great story about men at war in Afghan.
The combat scenes are outstanding.
A great reader who makes you feel like you are there.
The whole story was moving for me.
Good. Typical Bosch detective story ending.
Dick Hill or Len Cariou.
Yes and no. Story was Ok and probably was very good but the narrator ruined a much anticipated listen. Narrator's innotation was like listening to someone read a cook book. His characters were less than inspiring. A Bosch novel needs a certain noir feeling and this guy couldn't do it.
If you are a Bosch fan, I suppose you will listen to it but don't expect much.
I have now finished 4 of the Bloody Jack series and cannot put them down. Even tho they are intended for young adults, they are so entertaining and imaginable to keep even this 64 year old engaged. Sheer fun. Never a dull moment. The narrator is great, too.
I give this a better review than the others. I have gotton to feel I know Easy thru the years and the view of a black man makes it all the more interesting. This series is an easy read and fun to just go with the flow of the characters and events.
Best narrator I can ever remember listening too. His voices of the characters makes them come alive and you believe they really exist and have real lives. The subject matter may be hard for some. It is gritty novel of perversion in Thailand. For those of us who have spent some time in Asia, we can relate to third world societies, corruption and poverty all condoned by the ruling elite. I will definitely be reading the sequels.
Absolutely one of the best fiction war novels I have ever read. Outstanding narration. A page turner that will keep you up at nite or sitting in the car listening well after you get home. Gripping and compelling story full of action and angst. The story of a Marine Company in Vietnam coming to grips with the social conflicts of the time and death in a grossly mishandled war by inept political leadership from President Lyndon Johnson. I know. I was there. I was somewhat disappointed by the ending, not that the ending was bad but just not realistic. As an Army Officer of 21 years (without giving anything away), I believe an investigation and charges would have been filed immediately.
It has always amazed me at the creulty humans inflict on each other and how the human body and mind can endure, survive and conquer. A truely unbeliveable story of war and survival. Another similiar book, I recommend, if you like these kind of stories is "Tears in the Darkness". I have a short review there, also.
Original story. Very intense. Narrator was excellent. Could not discern a moral but will be reading part 2 to see what happens next.
This was a sometimes depressing read that made me angry. My Mom had a high school boyfriend who survived the Japanese death camps and he was never the same again. She hates the Japanese to this very day. Maybe it isn't a good idea to hate anymore but we should never forget.
A good Bosch novel but could only give it 3 stars because the reader could not do the voices or the semi dark and gritty nature of the series.
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