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The Hardy Boys go to War.

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

Reviewed: 07-20-19

Good, well written and engaging combat sequences interspersed with insane and superficial characters worthy of a 1940s teen novel. Ending is predictable. I liked the Hardy boys as a 10 year old, but seriously out of place in a war novel.

Just Dont.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Unrealistic Characters
Poor Research
Insipid Dialog
Non-historical events.
If you have any familiarity with the history of WWII, this book will disappoint you. Reread something better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Trump's greatest hits.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

The highlights of the book are well known. The insights are mostly about the players behind the scenes and how they remained complicit in, or conspired to hide, the excesses of the country's most corrupt and incompetent administration.

Good story, but chock o block with anachronisms

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Getting lazy in research just kills a novel like this. Author needs to write 1973 on his palm...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

nice try, but so many anachronisms....

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

Author needs to do MUCH better research. Can't seem to figure out which decade the story is set in. It really distracts from the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Revisionist pablum for the ill-educated

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-16

As if the author wanted to have a bromance with the corpse of Ronnie Reagan...

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Great idea for a novel poorly executed.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

The idea for the book is a good one. What would happen if we lost electricity in all its forms, suddenly and without notice.

Unfortunately, as the author notes, this novel was written by someone with a political purpose in mind, rather than a literary one.

What results is a polemic, with unidimentional , bloodless characters, barely concealed right wing politics and a very stilted and xenophobic vision of the world. Sort of a Tom Clancy without the writing skills. The action scenes are trite, the relationships more suitable for Mayberry than a novel, and a cast of characters so predictable that the end of the book comes as a relief, rather than a surprise. Imagine an apocalyptic novel written by a 1880s school marm, and you won't be far from the mark.

I should have been warned when I head the introduction by none other than Newt Gingrich.
I tried to like this book, I really did. It was a good idea for a novel, and at least some decent research went into it.

I have no idea how it made it to print without being heavily edited, or ghosted to make it more readable.

Give this one a pass, your time and money will be better spent elsewhere.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful