The story is taut and holds interest past the book's end, leaving you in anticipation for the next one. One of those stories you could listen too several times. Michael Connelly writes a great story and Dick Hill does an excellent interpretation of Connelly's Harry Bosch yet, with subtle nuance's, gives the characterization more depth.
I don't write reviews unless the book is one I am proud to promote. In my reviews I do not write about the storyline - you can get that from the author.
Personal aside: Wonder what Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch would think about each other when meeting for the first time....lol
The story has action, suspense, intrigue, a lonely but charismatic character, more action, more suspense and interesting support characters. Twenty hours of listening, but I did it in one stint because it was impossible to put down.
He walked away from his job with a Govt endorsed but non-recognized organization, which no one walks away from. During his nine months under the radar, he settles into a life where he is in control and answerable to no one. Then he steps in and saves a hooker from being killed by her pimp. That one action starts a chain of events that culminate in him saving the life of the U.S.Secretary of State.
While aspects of the story may be typical of the covert ops action genre, it is enhanced by the special moments when our hero is reconciling his new life knowing his only employable skill is that of a killer.
Great characterization, great story and excellent narration.
Have read nearly everything Terry Pratchett has written and was looking forward to this book....was disappointed in that I failed to connect with any of the characters and by the fifth chapter found other things to do. Have persevered through another couple of chapters but still nothing to raise my steam.
The author's ability to present his hero's strength of belief in God's calling, without denigrating or assuming the listeners religious preferences, It is a moving story that is about the power of faith without the distraction and disharmony of religion.
When he is woken to heed the calling and tells his very pregnant he must go,
A quiet confident voice, great characterisation and a sense of reality.
An interesting presentation of what some will catergorise as para-normal, but the author has handled the subject in such away that this 'calling' seems entirely credible.
Love the series
The fight with the other water dragon
You could read alone, but the first three books are just as good and introduces you to this man before he realises he is also a dragon, Series is a great romantic fantasy read.
Heard it twice already - 2 months apart and was just as enjoyable second time around.
The storyline gave rise to a couple of topics that most readers would have an opinion on and generated discussion with friends.
When Harry refused to be swayed by the Doctors opinion.
No. It is a story that gives you 'pause' spots in the form of semi-endings or time out for personel reflection. None of this detracts from the flow and overall enjoyment of the story, but adds credibility to the story and it's characters.
Suspence, good story and excellent characterisation - looking forward to more
of Harry, just as I did Jack Reacher.
I wasn't particularly cheering for the heroine, finding her younger sister someone a novel could be written about. Peter was the true hero of the story. as without his total comittment to support her, she would not have won.
Decided not to buy the rest of the series, but I am in the minority I believe.
Yes. Already have. An A for entertainmemt and easy listening,
I always laugh out loud while listening to the Argeneau stories.
Have not read the print version, but this audible gave clear characterisationwith each boy easily recognisable with the narrators representation of their speech fitting their dialogue. Wouldn't bother with the printed version now.
Not one that I can recall.
Ender was a likeable hero, but each character was essential to Enders development - good or bad - I found them all interesting.
Both - but that 's the norm for me.
It's an ageless story that can be re-heard many times during a lifetime, with the listener's life experiences contributing to their understanding of the deeper messages within. It is only with this understanding that you truly appreciate the author's genius,
SURPRISING, ENJOYABLE , THOUGHT PROVOKING
Too many incidents which would be overlooked in the reading of the book, but the narrator doesn't miss them in his telling, and in some instances ensures the listener is aware of the subtle inferences.
His perfect characterisation.
YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY
A book I will read again, but more importantly I have already recommended it to all my friends because most people will relate to the story or part of. I believe it is an ageless book in that if you were to read or listen to it any time during this century, the story won't date just as Tom Sawyer and Little Women and the ilk are still enjoyed.
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