I love John Nesbo's Harry Hole series so I thought I would give this a try. It is quite good and keeps you on your toes guessing what will happen next. Although all of the characters are wanting in moral character, the combination of them is a good fit. Set in Oslo, Norway like the Harry Hole series, the backdrop is the same. The book even brings in Krepos, the same crime squad Harry works in ( but no Harry). Roger Brown, the Headhunter, has his faults but undergoes an evolution during book. In the end, everyone get what they deserve.
As some reviewers mentioned, it reminds me of the Girl with Dragon Tattoo series. If you like either that series or other John Nesbo books you will like this.
This is fundamentally a satire on Soviet Union when controlled by the communist regime. It's similar to the famous book Animal Farm because one of the main character is an animal, a talking dog. It's short (about 3 hours long) and I purchased on a Daily Deal for $1.95 so not too many complaints. The narration is slightly annoying with the "dog" voice sounding like one of those dog food commercials on TV where the dog talks in a panting voice Kibble, Kibble, Kibble yummy. Not sure I would pay full price for this.
This is a pretty good thriller set in London. Hired to protect the interests of clients of a large bank Neal Carey has to find a senators daughter in London and convince her to return. She has fallen into a bad crowd so things get complicated and violent quickly. I like Don Winslow books because his dialogue is so great. Fun book to listen to and would recommend to anyone who like this genre. However his California Fire and Life is better.
Joe Barrett is one of the better narrators on audible and turns in another superb performance.
Most people, especially those under 40 probably don't know we fought in a war in Korea. I could barely remember it. But this book of a fight to the death between Americans and North Koreans in a frozen battleground that is haunting. Vastly outnumbered the Americans hold their positions against fanatical North Korean troops. It is a battle to last man. Great for history fans, but it is rather graphic and almost sad because it was a war that was fought to just end in stalemate. Forty years later North Korea is still there.
This is mostly a funny book about quitting smoking. If you smoke (which I never have), listen to it. It makes fun of the lengths you have to continue to smoke from confined smoking rooms in airports, to standing on the street outside of office buildings during a break, to having to stay in crappy airport motels so you can smoke in your room. Funny, funny, funny if you do not smoke. If you are hooked maybe not so much.
I bought this and put aside for several months. When I was out of books to listen to, I picked it up again. This may be one of the best written novels I have listened to. It takes some patience to get into story, but once you do, you will be hooked.
I listened to this book several years ago, and I can never get it out of my head. It's a testament to " you only live once", so take chances and enjoy life as it comes. The novel begins in a nursing home (where we all will wind up some day) and goes back in time to life in a traveling circus in the 1930s. Join a circus, how great is that. Superbly written and narrated. On my top ten list of best audible books.
I normally like the author's books. This one not so much. It has a great premise, a man who is a savant and can remember everything. I like that. But how this plays out is rather odd. It's a combination Silence of the Lambs, and Dustin Hoffman in Rain man. The villain is out to destroy the "memory man" but the reasons for doing so are just plain unbelievable.
The narration is fairly good, it usually is when you have 2 narrators (which I think is cheating).
I normally don't like westerns, but this an all time classic. After reading it I watched original movie with John Wayne on Netflix.
Narration is great since it is a woman narrator and most of the dialogue is from Maddie. Well worth the credit and I would rank this with classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and East of Eden. Great book for teenage girls because while Brewster Cockburn shows true grit, Maddie shows true spunk. Set a goal and do everything you need to achieve it.
I enjoyed this book because I like history and I like business. This combines both fairly well. As other reviewers have pointed out its sort of a history of Ford. It was the car company and still is, but during WWII they made nothing but weapons. Planes, tanks,trucks, and aircraft engines. The numbers are just staggering. 10,000 bombers plus countless other weapons. The battle was fought in Europe and Japan but the war was won at home. Raids of 1000 bombers a day destroyed nazi Germany. Ford had a goal of making a bomber per hour. By the end of war they were hitting their goal. Imagine a factory that rolled 8 huge air force bombers a day.
If you read the synopsis of this book you might want to say, that looks uninteresting. Actually it is one of my favorite books in the last few months. Both the narration and writing are superb. The author has an "ear" for dialogue. so you will find yourself laughing at some times. The plot twists and turns so it is often suspenseful. . But the major good point of the book is that main character is just a regular guy who will not compromise his morals. No Jack Reacher kind of character bent on killing about every third person he meets, but someone just dedicated to his job as a fire claims adjuster who will not tolerate fraud and an underlying murder.
So good I think I listened to entire 13 hours straight.
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