In my 2.5 years as an audible listner, this is the best work I have so far listened to!
The author does an excellent job in setting up the background leading up to the envents that it made me feel as if I was there on that fateful day watching the turn of events.
Also, the reader, Edward Hermann could not have done a finer job.
The Whiskey Rebels by Arthur Liss is written in a classical sense appropriate for the time of the story. If you are expecting the story to center in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, where the rebellion took place, when US Troops had to be sent to squelch the insurrection; then you will be disappointed as I was. Instead, the story focuses on the establishment of the Bank of the United States under the direction of President Washington's Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton.
Thus the story is primarily based in Philadelphia and New York where Ethan Saunders, a revolutionary war veteran living in the disgrace of being dismissed from the army as a traitor is trying to clear his name and reacquaint himself in the eyes of a former love. The story is shared with Joan Maycott a beguiling young woman seeking to write the first novel about life in America in these early years of its history. For a time, Ms. Maycott resides on western Pennsylvania with her husband.
I gave it three stars for the Christopher Lane's fine narration and Mr. Liss' intricate subplots.
When you come right down to it, I think that it's really Trudi Sawtelle's story and not Edgar's. The ending, well that's up to the author. All in all it was good, very good, but too long. Sad part was that Edgar didn't have any friends.
This book doesn't live up to the hype.
By the second hour I was drifting.
Like why did the author use planet earth as his backdrop and what ever happended to Global Warming, and the San Andreas Fault?
By the sex scene with the client's wife I had enough.
This is an important book that should be read by anyone interested in American History. Today we sit back and never consider the how different the outcome of the War for Independence might have turned out had it not been for an assortment of seemingly small events.
With The Closers, we find Harry Bosch back where he belongs, solving murder cases to LAPD. The entire book is written in the first person of Detective Bosch, and this added to the suspense. Thanks to advancements in DNA technology he has one small piece of evidence to work with. The Closers should prove to be a memorable work for the author, Michael Connelly
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