Generally fast paced, interesting plot shifts, good character development and an insider's knowledge of congressional politics makes this an exciting read. A mid-course shift in the first person narrative is a new one to me!
As with many of Archer's books, Prisoner starts slowly, despite a brutal and improbable homicide in the first few pages. It seemed difficult at first to identify or sympathize with the lead characters, but this gradually turned around and before I knew it, the book was quite a 'page turner'. With an evolving and highly ingenious plot, this book is well worth the effort. Highly recommended!
As with previous Cook novels, this one is full of well developed characters and has a fast-paced and interesting story line. The only complaint is that the plot was way too predictable and I could see the climax coming during the second or third hour of this 14+ hour audio book. Although there were a few twists and turns along the way, the storyline and ending were predictable enough to leave me feeling generally dissapointed.
This audio book isn't necessarily one of the easiest to listen to, but it was worth the effort. Character development was exceptional, so much so that it was possible to identify with even the terrorist who is the focal point of the story. At times the book seems to get bogged down in minutia, and an abridged version might be better for some. All in all, a great listen.
Lots of authentic detail are a plus, but predictable plots, weak character development, and contrived story lines between the main character and his girlfriend get old after the first of the three stories. Force Recon Collection I wasn't much better.
One of these short stories is a quick entertaining listen, but after two, they become predictable and at times contrived. Rich in detail but short in character development, this audiobook didn't hold my interest past the first 15 minutes.
There are very few books (audio or otherwise) that fall into the category of 'can't put down' for me. This was one. It moves quickly, is believable, has entertaining and likeable characters, and is just plain a great story. Aldrin and Barnes have created a contemporary United States that I wish I lived in.
This title isn't one of Patterson's best, but still worth a listen. A well written but predictable story line. My only gripe is that it just seems to go on and on. I almost always choose unabridged versions, some much longer than this title, but this one seemed to drag and at times plod toward the inevitable conclusion.
There is not only something definitely wrong with Ann Coulter, there must be something wrong with the tens of thousands of rabid right-wingers who swallow this tripe. Save your money and time and spend it on a more balanced treatment of the American political scene.
Most reasonably intelligent people won?t be able to stomach more than an hour of this book. Coulter stoops to new levels of name-calling and slander of anyone who doesn?t agree with her particular vision of America. She and her kind represent the real threat to the American way of life. Others of you who are made sick by this women?s lies would appreciate the detailed analysis of this book done by Al Franken in his most recent book ?Lying Liars??. I?d suggest that some of her blockhead right-wing supporters listen to Franken?s chapter on Ann Coulter before they parrot her distortions and lies.
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