Don't get this book hoping for some of Nucky Thompson a la Steve Buscemi. Sure, a good part of the book is about this era and those bracketing it, but the rest of the book, and its a lot, concerns New Jersey and particularly Atlantic County politics. If someone told me the chairman of the Republican party of NJ had commissioned this book I'd believe it.
Towards the end the justifications and obsequiousness becomes really noticeable.
In my opinion the bad parts did not make up for the good and time would be better spent on something else. I ditched the book with 10 minutes to go, just could not listen anymore.
Written in 1929 the plot and characters still hold up .
Narrator well matched and smooth.
Great period slang still sounds alive, excellent delivery.
Fictional Recap of war on drugs from interesting perspectives of those involved directly.Well presented by narrator.
Long book but fast read and hard to put down be prepared .
Amusing believable plot with lots of action. So far in this series the main characters are maintaining and improving.
Narrator and series are very well matched narrator does another smooth job with what is probably a difficult cast of characters .
Protagonist female with Mini Cooper a baby a mother and health food all in the first 2 minutes.... Uh uh not for me
Off beat interesting and different main character. Good supporting characters.
Good plot story told with humor, very up beat. Similar feel to get shorty.
Very good match of narrator to author and story with excellent distinction among characters without over acting
The story is ok, the main character is ok, if very cliched. However the book is way too long in my opinion by 1/3. The military jargon is excessively detailed, ok the first time, but by the third and fourth I kept thinking "ok I get it, you don't really have to repeat this again".
If you do anything that involves probabilities and statistics [and we all do whether we think of it that way or not] this book can change the way you look at things not only in sports but in any endeavor.
Scott Brick is a versatile and excellent narrator.
Thankfully the book is not too long, and reads fast and is absorbing and very informative.
Some of the classic mystery/thrillers really dont make it or seem very dated today but this one holds up with time.
The writing is old school hard boiled but does not come of corny. The wordsmithing is vintage greatness.
Very well performed and a plot that holds up with time there isnt a false note here.
I read of all Ross MacDonald in print years ago and look forward to listening to them all again.
This is the second book I've read featuring a German Shepherd as a main character [see Burning Man] and if this is a trend I'm all for it!
Every book by Robert Crais is taught and exciting and always has a little, but not too much, humor. I'm a dog trainer and a German Shepherd owner and Mr Crais is one too, or has done enough research to be very accurate in his description of the processes.
I'd give this 6 stars if I could.
I know this book is highly rated, but after about 30 minutes I just put it down. I was waiting for a point, or some direction.
I guess it just isn't too my taste but I did not finish it.
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