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Ed

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Ok...But Too Predictable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-18

The book is entertaining enough but very predictable. The answers was obvious to anyone but Reacher very early on. The investigation is a bit tedious and the action a bit anticlimactic. Overall...ok.

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  • Hidden Figures
  • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles

Not What I Expected

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-17

If you are looking for a book that explores the challenges and achievement of African American women in the mid-1900s, this is not it. The author focuses on the general development of civil rights without providing an understanding of the women this book is purportedly about.

Full disclosure, I stopped listening half way through and returned the book. Maybe it got better but I was too bored to find out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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OK...but not Great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you are looking for a novel on par with prior Dan Brown novels, this is not it. The story is pretty straightforward and a bit slow. There is a twist that helps...but in the end, I was glad it was over.

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Big Reacher Fan...but

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-11

I have read most of the other Reacher books and loved them all. What makes them fun is the action packed adventure. That is where this one is lacking. Stop the chit chat and let Jack kick some a**!

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I am still waiting to meet The Shooters

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-10

This book should have been titled The Talkers. There is no real action to speak of. WEB was very lazy a spent a large portion of the book recounting the plots of previous books in the series. Then we are reintroduced to characters that have no real role in the current plot. Finally, we have a whole predictable plot that is simplistic and unrealistic at the same time. I only finished the book because after dedicating 20 hours to some of the most contrived dialog ever written, I thought I would be rewarded with a decent action sequence…but it was not to be.

If you have not read the previous books in the series, you may find this mildly interesting. If you are looking for an action/thriller, you will feel cheated. I am a big WEB fan and I feel he cheated me. I am unlikely to purchase any more books in this series.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Very Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-10

If you like historical fiction, you should enjoy this book. The author provides a thought provoking view of the siege that is poignant and, at times, funny. The characters are likable and interesting. And the narrator provides a fine performance

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Too Slow...Too Long

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-05

The plot is interesting...when he gets to it. Less political commentary and more action would help.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful