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Is this a children's book?

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-19

This reads like it was written for 10 to 12 year olds. Couldn't begin to finish it.

Confusing and detailed to the point of distraction

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-19

Really wanted to like this series, but the story is confusing and rambles. Very hard to keep up with all the character's names and the places. Some interesting historical information, but it's overwhelmed by the complexity of the story. Narrator is great though.

Rather unbelievable and boring story

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-19

Another story focused on the protagonist's struggle with alcoholism combined with weak characters and a silly plot. Save your credit/money.

Not up to his first in the series.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-19

A fairly interesting story, but not up to his first effort. Lots of flashbacks and story dwells and depends too much on protagonist's struggle with alcoholism. I was a bit disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Zzzzzzz...

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-19

Really disappointing. I can't believe Grisham wrote this. I kept listening because I wanted something to happen. Sadly, it didn't. The characters are lame, the story is lame. Just boring from start to finish. The performer tried her best, I assume, but even she fell short. I finished the book so can't justify returning it, but I advise others to save their money.

Entertaining, but narration is really bad

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Not as good as the first one, but worth the listen if you can put up with the narrator's fast delivery and attempt at voices and accents. He tries to use stereotypical accents/inflections for an old man or an Asian or whatever and just makes it very difficult to understand what is being said.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Read as an indictment of the air force

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-19

The story of the rescue of an airman shot down in the middle of a major enemy offensive who, because of his knowledge of classified material, never should have been on a mission to begin with, and how 11 other airmen, hundreds of US and allied soldiers and who knows how many civilians are killed as a result. This is a story of abject stupidity and gross indifference to human life where (spoiler alert) the rescued guy goes home to play golf and thank Jesus for still being alive. I have to wonder if everybody he and the air force brass got killed are also thanking Jesus. Whoever enabled that fiasco should have been sent to prison for life, including the jerk navigator. "Thank Jesus" indeed. F'ing disgusting.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Is this book is written by a 15 year old??

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Read the other recent reviews, they say it all. Managed maybe and hour and a half before finally giving up. Returning for credit.

Ridiculous

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

If I wanted Tom Clancy style ultra right wing politics injected into my life, I would simply watch Fox "News" all day long. The absurd premise of this book that the obviously democratic presidential administration is so corrupt as to commit heinous crimes against the citizens smacks more of the Bush or Trump administration, and even then it's a stretch to assume they would be quite so despicable. Leave the conspiracy theories to the nut jobs for pete's sake.

Full of plot holes and the narration is terrible!

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I'm going to plagerize another reviewer who put it well:

"...I was never really able to get 'into' this story. Many of the scenes seemed way too drawn out, with overly dramatic emphasis placed on otherwise uneventful revelations. I was hoping for a great reveal or twist at the end to justify the time spent, but it never did manifest. I do seem to be in the minority, so maybe it's just me but I was more frustrated than entertained."

Scott Brick's narration is like the acting in silent movies--so overly dramatic that it distracts and makes this boring book even more of a grind. Who would ever want this guy to narrate their book?!

Very disappointed.