Yes. The audio version is easier on the ears than the eyes. I think I suffer from a new addiction called Audible Dot Com and may need counseling. Echo burning has you going from the very beginning. Dick Hill does a great job.
This story is impossible to figure out. Every time I thought I knew something, I didn't. Reacher is the only fictional character who rides off into the sunset by hitchhiking! This story has some nasty characters who get their just desserts in the deserts or is it deserts in the desserts...who knows? The grit was palpable.
This is a tough one. When I read the book I don't hear Dick Hill in my head? Hill plays the role.
Tag line? Hmmm.... The sound of bones crunching....?
I will wait a month or two and listen to this again.
I enjoyed this, but was often put off by the voice. At times there would be this awkward "he said" as if added later. The voice inflection at times was distracting. That said, it was a good story. I enjoyed some of the details. Having been a diver years ago I was a bit skeptical that Davis could go down 50 feet and scout a sunken C-47 (DC-3) on the bottom of a sea. That is fiction, I guess.
In this Gray Man novel our hero endures beatings, tortures, bullets, knives, being blown up, and fortunately did not get bitten by an alligator. I love these books because they remind me of the fact that my aches and pains are nothing. In fact, I thought of the Gray Man the other day while in China as my bowels gave way to some bad food. My will was strengthened and I pressed on toward my target.... a local outdoor toilet and two immodium tablets!
I can't get enough of this series and I think we should all start an ACGMN or Adult Children of Gray Man Novels.
Well, in a manner of speaking it kept me on the edge of my seat. Some parts were so good I took another immodium and then re-listened to the same part of the story.
The part where the woman he thought he loved or might love wanted to become a nun! I can only assume that God was protecting her from sins of the flesh with a guy that can turn killer bees to his whim.
Laugh, cry? Hell, no! Every time he blew up some bad guy I was cheering. Uh, then I went back to the edge of my seat!
As a member of ACOAC (Adult Children of Audible.Com) this was a fun listen while trapped in the bathroom for days.
You have to love a book that bashes President Putin of Russia. This one has likely been banned in Moscow. It is a great spy novel with all of the cruelty one might expect of the ex-KBG crowd. When one realizes what Putin is doing right now to Ukraine this book certainly contains some remarkable parallels to our current situation.
Oh, and wait until you copy down the recipes. You'll see. This audiobook is a good listen with a great reader.
I'd have trouble doing that. This books is unique in many ways.
I'm not one for Russian, but he sounded convincing enough for my hearing.
No, I would not want to listen to this book for 14 hours. It was much more delicious over a period of 14 days. Like a good box of chocolates, why would you want to eat the whole box at one sitting? I did everything I could to draw the experience out. Sorry it is over.
I love the Dibdin books. The version of this book says it is Michael Kitchen speaking, but it is not. Even so, this is a superb listen. In fact, I have already been through the three other Zen books and thought there were no more. Suddenly, I find this one.
This book is rich. It is like listening to flan with a very subtle caramel sauce dripping off of the edges. There is this rich mixture of Italian mixed in with passionate swear words. There is the elegant analogies. I found myself going back and listening to sections 2-3 times to pick up on the changes in the plot.
Hey, I am not going to spoil it for you. Aurelio is not really Italian. He is Venetian!
Yes. The problem with sitting for 13 hours would be blood collecting in your legs and getting deep vein thrombosis. I'd suggest savoring this listen. Do it 45 minutos a night. You'll enjoy it.
Laguna Morto è delizioso!
This book has some good technical information in it about guns, being a sniper, and thinking through the details of a crime. It also speaks to the way in which some things can be used for good (defending your country) or for evil (as in the case of this story). While in China I listened to this book at night because there was no television or radio -given where I was working. I would get lost in it.
Reacher, of course. But the scary Russian/Ukrainian guy was good too...or bad as the case may be. There never seem to be any good Russians or Ukrainians.
Dick Hill is very good. Yes, I have heard him before.
The puppet master could make you wet your pants!
I'll wait a few months and listen to this one again. Because...with Audible.com.... they are always on your Kindle Fire shelf.
I already have recommended it to several.
The Piano Tuner - of course!
I found it to be a "I can't wait to listen to what happens next" sort of book. The imagery and story are superb.
The pronunciation of Burmese is worth the listen.
I am selective in my choices of stories so this is a hard to answer. Dick Hill is a superb story reader. Match him with a great story and you get great listening.
Jack Reacher - honorable and not given to Miranda rights!
No. It was a book I wanted to listen to and savor.
Certainly, one of the best.
You always ended up surprised.
All of them...but probably Stalin.
The rank is top 5%.
I am on my second run through of this story. Kitchen does a superb job of reading this story and the character voices are fantastic. This is a very enjoyable story that holds your attention at every turn. The story has numerous subplots as well so at times you gain these interesting insights into Dibdin's view of Italian life. This is a Five Star book and I highly recommend it.
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