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Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

This is an unusually interesting story of people, places and events, pleasantly enhanced with French dressing. There are times when the narrator emphasizes certain words for dramatic effect that takes me away from the story to criticizing her performance for sounding like reading, rather than like storytelling.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Narrator has a high-pitched monotone delivery with minimal vocal nuance. The author’s other fine work justifies purchasing the hard-cover book.

Grisham’s impressive new direction

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

In addition to being a brilliant law professor, Grisham is a first-rate historian who cares about his characters, and gives them a thrill ride at the end.

This book answers many questions I have wondered about and much further beyond that.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

I have traveled in Denmark and Sweden and have worked closely with Scandinavian health service providers, as well as providing behavioral health services to a few Scandinavians. This book feels like a roadmap to all of the above, and very much more. It's dense with information presented in a friendly tone describing historical events and processes from prehistory to present-day excursions the author takes with his wife. The narrator easily conveys the impression that he is the erudite author himself

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Best new Iraqi war novel

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Fives and Twenty-Fives to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, but I like the different voices of the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The lieutenant, because I can identify with that rank and because he seemed like such a regular guy who earned the respect of his subordinates. I admired his humiliity

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

That there was not a single narrator; there were several, perhaps one for each character, and I liked that.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When his professor made unwarranted assumptions about the Pete's leadership experience.

Any additional comments?

I am a licensed clinical psychologist trained in the impact of deployment and combat stress on families and children, as well as what veterans bring home and what those impacts are. Fives and Twenty-Fives is consistent with that and it has the ring of truth and complete authenticity. Fives and Twenty-Fives is to the Iraq war as Matterhorn is to the Vietnam war.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Unwanted item in my library

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Why is this item in my library? I do not ever want any item in my library that I don't specifically order. This is a most unwelcome discovery.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Definitely not this.

Any additional comments?

Please don't ever put anything in my library that I have not ordered. Thank you.

The Closers is one of my favorite Michael Connelly

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

Reviewed: 11-06-12

Would you listen to The Closers: Harry Bosch Series, Book 11 again? Why?

Yes. It's an interesting book for Harry Bosch because he is not in bad trouble.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Unsolved cases are unusual, so it was interesting to see how the work is done.

Which character – as performed by Len Cariou – was your favorite?

Always Harry Bosch

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Harry was briefed about how open and unsolved cases are different from "fresh kills," as he puts it. Also, when he got his last clue by studying the crime scene photos.

Any additional comments?

I like it that he wasn't in trouble. I like his investigative thought patterns and where it takes him.

Casual Vacancy is not worth your time and money

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

Reviewed: 10-31-12

Would you try another book from J. K. Rowling and/or Tom Hollander?

No

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something by Ken Follett, Michael Connelly or Lee Child

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Hollander?

I don't know

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Dissapointment for investing time and money in an uninteresting book.

Any additional comments?

All the characters are in a negative mood, and each has something against other characters, usually related to infinite negative nuances of social class. I don't get the sense that the author is writing with any sense of joy, but is grinding an axe to say how awful everything is. It is downbeat, and has no healthy characters or redeeming virtues.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful