Yes, any time you find yourself ready for a new book, as I do every few days, Craig Johnson and George Guidall are a great choice. I would have given 5 stars but, although creative, I thought the back and forth from present to Viet Nam was just a little too heavy.
Its a bit of James Llee Burke's Dave Robicheaux thoughtful southern cop feeling, but not so poetic or heavy, with a touch of Michael Connelly's flair for distinct character and mystery development.
Thats the real strong part of this series, very well developed characters all. My favorite Henry adds spirituality and strength to every book, followed by Walts spicy, foul mouthed deputy "Vic" and of course Walt Longmire himself as an always stabilizing influence.
I favor Will Patton but Mark Hammer has a similar presentation, slow and drawn out. In this case its a little too slow. I cant really fault the reading too much as it was still compelling enough.
I didnt like this one as well as most others. It was too long given the story/plot. I found many of the characters, including Dave Robicheaux to be inconsistent and a bit unreal. righteous anger that didnt seem to last, moralizing on one subject but neutral on another that would have required equal outrage. Anyway, as always Burkes writing is near poetry, and very compelling.
Hammer reads too slow, even though he is trying to impart the feeling of the moment, it just drags.
I am a sucker for a good Italian Mafia story and this is just that. Once your in, its difficult to get away from the 'family", but is it impossible? The narrator is just right, good pace and the story, while introducing a lot of characters, maintains an interesting and often unexpected route to a satisfying ending. A very solid read.
To some friends yes, to the faint of heart probably not
Perhaps along the line of some of David Baldacci's stuff with a little Jack Reacher thrown in. Tight bands of mercenaries vs. evil genius vs. tight band of misguided government agents.
Everything. I have always enjoyed his readings but this one is especially creative and over the top (in a great way).
Who can you trust?
A little spoiler alert. This is a complex story that is told from several point of view and takes a little while to understand the playing field. A lot of ground work gets layed out and it seems to be non stop action just for the sake of action, but develops into a great story.
I didn't realize this was truly young adult science fiction. The story is creative and takes time to explain some of the science our young hero and heroine need to work with. The characters are likeable and the story is warm and heartfelt, but in the end I really wish books were more honestly labeled as targeted to a less mature audience. The narrators voice is rather high pitched and not subtle about nuanced character representation. I would still recommend this book to the younger than 18 crowd.
Tana French writes beautifully but even that is not enough to save an impossible premiss. I have so many books to read, I dont know if I will return this way again.
Spoiler Alert. Besides the plodding pace of this story the very thought that two people would look, sound and act identically enough to fool even close friends was simply bizarre.
I couldn't finish the story, so even if she somehow ties it all together in the end.. a bad dream?? I'll never know, and I don't care.
I really do appreciate Tana French's mastery of the language but couldn't get past the silly story line. The narrator did a fine job.
I will assume that you, like me, have read this entire series, so I will just say that it continues to satisfy with creative situations and interesting characters. I have found that each book is as listenable as the last, not too much to ask of a series, but enough.
Having already read the Lost Fleet series as well as many other space based military dramas, I was slightly disappointed with this series, and no, I wont be reading other books in the series. It is well narrated, but the story is neither original nor unique. The characters are inconsistent and hard to garner much personal interest in. It had some promise, presenting us with an aging bored, alcoholic space ship captain and his equally aged ship which, due to its dated construction, is actually better equipped to battle with invading aliens. I thought lots of room for creative development, hopefully with some humor, but alas the book fell short on capitalizing on much of the raw material. Too many more interesting books and too little time.
Probably not, I enjoyed the first 2 books enough to give this a try but will closely read reviews before buying others. Ray Porter, the narrator did his usual great job but the story line jumps around too much, breaks up the flow. I was particularly disappointed with the decision the author made to go political (I lean liberal but I really find the old "George Bush is stupid, Obama is incorruptible" line a bit tiresome and a mistake for the author to think it would fit well in this kind of story. Also, whether or not you believe the Muslim religion (Islam) is a threat to the US or not, by the third time he assured us that it is not, it began to feel like preaching, with a generous touch of arrogance.
not as good
Yes, to anyone who seriously wants to improve their poker game. Like her or not, Annie Duke has an intelligent perspective on the game.
It focuses on one particular part of the game and gets into great detail, convincingly.
I have and I find her very listenable.
No, it has a lot of info, although not very lengthy.
It offered lots of questions, interesting developments and, in the end a satisfying resolution
I like the use of 2 narrators, each alternating chapters as seen from the male then the female viewpoint. I did not like the male performance, too dramatic. Sounded like a television announcer.
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