A cosmic accident sets the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia, down in war-torn 17th century Europe, and a new nation is forged. Now, when United States of Europe ally King Gustavas of Sweden invades Poland, the US of E is dragged into a full-scale European war against ruthless opponents. Meanwhile Mike Stearns, wily and courageous leader of the up-time West Virginians, has been turned out of office in an election. But, like Churchill before (and after) him, Stearns is not done yet.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Too many characters, too many war strategies and campaigns. I lost all sense of the story and after 4 hours gave up.
Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Flint again?
What didn’t you like about George Guidall’s performance?
Voce and performance were good just destroyed by the poor story.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Great disappointment. First audible book I have bought that was such a disappointment and waste of time.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful
The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
If you could sum up Deliverance in three words, what would they be?
A story that enticed me to keep on listening.
What other book might you compare Deliverance to and why?
Which scene was your favorite?
Climbing the cliff.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Deliver me from evil...........
Any additional comments?
Hard to stop listening to story line.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The first lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then-senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them.
Lots of action ... hard to guess in what is behind Mr. Sam's kidnapping. Very suspenseful.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.
Formula Ken Follett. Engaging but then the story becomes too predictable with bad things happening over and over again to the "good guys" and the "bad guys" continually having everything go their way. The ending did have a surprising twist.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.
Very interesting characters. Loved the way Burke interweaves their lives.The ending was definitely a surprise.