An excellent topic that is not treated well. I believe that the author just likes to see his words (as many as possible)in print. Ambles constantly which made it very difficult to follow. I found that it could not hold my attention.
The majority of the book was well written and then, all of a sudden, it was like a 12 year old on LSD was given the reigns.
I might, and that is a big "might" try reading one more of his novels. But if it goes off like a flash-bang grenade in a fireworks factory like this one did, i will put him on the "no read' List.
Some variance in voices. Build a little tension with his voice.
I enjoyed the first of the series, but found this novel lacking. Not in words, sometimes it just went on and on. Maybe it is just me, but I had a hard time following many parts of the book.
Being a "detective thriller" type of person, I did not know if this style of book would keep me turning pages. Not only was I turning pages, I was sitting in my car after I got home to find out what was happening next. Not too many books can get me to do that.
When Smithy met the King while on crutches.
No, but I have now added him to my favorites.
I kept my hope up that Smithy would succeed at everything he touched..
Why would anyone give a way the ending at the beginning of the book? Instead of peaking someone's interest the author takes away from the climax of a great chase. If you do not listen to the prelude and just start at Chapter One you will find this a very good book.
it would have if the author did not give it away in the prelude
His speed and intonation are awesome, but is lessened by his inability to assign separate voices to characters.
Yes, I only listen when I am in my car and found myself listening in the garage after parking the car.
I would recommend this book to be read... not listened to. This is the second and last book that I listened to Mr. Phillps drone on. He should be reading a romance novel. His portrayal of the muslims was very good, but his non-distinction of American voices made this good book a challenge to listen to. I spent more time trying to figure out who was saying what than I was enjoying a good book.
NO !! Worth reading,,,,, not listening to.
Although I may be bias in the fact that I lived in Torrance and knew of the Zamperinis, I feel that this book should be required reading for our youth of today. It is so well written and read that everyone can realize the excruciating truth of what people went through to make sure that we live in a free world. Not just Louie, but the thousands who endured the pain and suffering so that we can live the lives we do.
With the help of a "good" editor, this just might have made two decent books. Unfortunately, the way it is written, the author just about has you hooked and then the 'split" happens.
I spent about three chapters wondering if I had left the car running without me listening. This is one of the few books of recent purchase that I have not kept listening after I shut the car off
This is one of those books that I was upset when it ended. Very well read, found myself sitting in my car for an hour after I parked..
Way to go Mr. President.
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