If you like Tom Clancy you'll love it. Every weapon is cataloged, no alpha designation get unused.
Leave out all the excruciating details of weapons' detailed names and just use the real names of things instead of an alphabet soup of mnemonics. The ABC dropped the Xyz123x12 cartridges into his XXX-23 and fired. What? Seriously does the author think I can or want to remember every alphanumeric he drops?
When people were actually talking to one another with something to say.
While I normally read Dale Brown easily, this one was difficult. IT was so full of acronyms and technical detailed weaponry descriptions that I wanted to scream. Also his characters were all very macho, even the women. It seemed that the characters were being rushed in and about with no sense of reality or real character. They were all in exactly the right place and time, highly unlikely plotting, all tough guys (and gals) and the enemy were fools. In an attempt to make it seem topical, America is at odds with Iranian Muslims in cahoots with Somali pirates and the heroes (all of them) come to save the day.It channels Tom Clancy with "See Jane Run" characterizations.
The story moved along. Even if you know how it will end, it kept telling a story. It is the telling of a story that makes listening enjoyable. The weather, another character in the plot was well done. The people dealing with one another and the weather was believable.
about in the middle. She's been writing more bodice-ripper into her detective stories lately, which is not an improvement
I didn't read the print version.
I liked the realness of it all. There were no all-good or all-bad guys. Life is more like that. I like the insight into the law and the practice of it, including the power of the judge, the police and the lawyers all in it for their own reasons, affecting the outcome, independent of the right or wrong of it.
he managed to keep the characters separate.
John Grisham can tell a great story. He also has some thoughts about the justice system in the US that come to the fore. It is wonderful when they come together so smoothly.
somewhere in the middle. It is a good story, the reading is adequate, but it doesn't top the charts.
I've read them all so far, no sense stopping now.
I liked John the best. He's quite an extraordinary ordinary man. He's complex, introspective and exactly they guy you want in a fight.
Only at the end in the scene with the father and sons.
Stories that rely on last second saving the world are a tired conceit. This one used the mechanism more than once. Once, I can forgive. The plot twists were hard to swallow at times, even to keep the story going. I do like how the brothers have developed over the series. I do look forward to more adventures with them.
Sandra Brown seems to write two kinds of books...the curly font and block letter font. This one fooled me, it seemed to be a block lettered title, which I take to mean a detective story, but this was definitely a bodice-ripper. The characters were all predictable, the plot thin, torrid sex scenes aplenty. You can see the ending from the beginning. Hero and heroine get together, evil doer goes from pranks to murder to justice, aged men are all-wise and caring. Even the loose women had hearts of gold. How sweet.
sounds like McConaughey
Kept me from falling asleep at the wheel...just.
I normally like Brad Thor books. they're full of action and seem likely. this one seemed unlikely in both the premise and the resolution. The premise that the Chinese are planning a large scale operation with a handful of Somalis and no back up systems, that their leaders are naive and that the FBI can track everything at that level. It all seemed so convenient and unlikely. There was lots of action even if it was rather choppy.
I would recommend it. It was nice to see such devotion to the truth in the face of social self-righteousness.
The young clerk Matthew. He had a fairly modern take on things in a very dark time. People really believed in witchcraft. So many were killed as witches to assuage the fears of fools.
Even though it was set in a long gone world, the persecution of women by a whole town of ignorant and fearful people who overwhelming believe in their fear-based religion rather than take a look at something reality-based. I guess I felt a resonance in today's world.
Interesting story. Set in a long ago era, it was full of fairly contemporary people. the money-grabbing baron, the truth seeker, the victim of abuse, the law, the chorus of "true believers"
I din't read the print version
I liked this book, not because it is a deep read or examines the meaning of life. It is just plain fun. The main character was charming and funny, living an intense life one moment and a regular one the next. The eternal question of who defends a nasty criminal will never be answered, so we can have an interesting trip along the way. All the while knowing that the bad guy is really innocent, otherwise why the story. A nice read.
Interesting story. It has lots of charm and plot turns. I liked that part. I found teenage Gabe to be an irritating and grating character. That is probably the narrator's interpretation. I tried restating, in a non-nasal, non-whiny voice and they did not seem so irritating.
The plot was sometimes hard to follow and required some lax standards for consistency, but it was quick moving and exciting.
Probably not if they include doing a lot of dialogue. Maybe if she was reading non fiction
I liked this story as well as any from Connelly's books. The main character, Mickey, is still embroiled in his messy life, with estranged wives, child etc. as well as a difficult and meaty trial. His people all seem well-drawn and I liked/hated them all. I hate only for them to end.
The story moved along well. I liked the characters. It was read well.
The metaphor and reference to Catcher in the Rye. I read it as a teenager and it was meaningful to so many of us at that age. Just wish old JD had written more.
The idea of the burglar as the good guy and an intellectual was interesting. I liked that he was so proud of his expertise and talents. Good story all around.
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