REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; FEBRUARY 11, 2016 Narrator: Holter Graham
This will probably be the last non-fiction book I read on Special Ops warriors. I will stREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; FEBRUARY 11, 2016 Narrator: Holter Graham
This will probably be the last non-fiction book I read on Special Ops warriors. I will stick to fiction from now on because in fiction, my heroes don't die and when they are outnumbered and outgunned and their government won't send in the cavalry, there is always someone who will, and who does.
And Nav SEALs, Delta Force guys should never be named in public or their missions made public. I want to only read about them as fiction, for the safety of the men who lay their lives on the line every day. This was a short audio and the Benghazi issue took up quite a bit. Despite reading some articles, and even after this audio, I still don't know why the Obama Admin did not send in help....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; FEBRUARY 8, 2016 Narrator: Jonathan Davis
An uneven story. There were parts that gripped me and for the most part I enjoyed it despREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; FEBRUARY 8, 2016 Narrator: Jonathan Davis
An uneven story. There were parts that gripped me and for the most part I enjoyed it despite it ending up nowhere as satisfying as I've found the other Swyteck books. This series is like a box of chocolates for me - I always look forward to the next one even when I end up with something I don't particularly care for (like gooey centers).
Once again, Swyteck finds himself in a situation not connected to his work or skills as a lawyer and if I weren't told from the start of the series, and throughout each installment, I never would have guessed Swyteck was one. I could think he was an accountant or insurance salesman and it wouldn't make any difference to most of the books because there aren't many - if any - that involve his lawyering skills. I've mentioned before that Swyteck is portrayed more like a PI than a lawyer so after more than half a dozen books, I'm wondering why Grippando even bothered to make his protagonist a lawyer.
The prologue, with its seemingly unconnected thread, lost points with me. It had vanished off the story for so long - and I was so nicely caught up without it - that when it popped back in, I was momentarily confounded. I vaguely recalled those characters but thought they were from another book I had started then abandoned. I finally placed them but Grippando took an interminable amount of time putting the pieces together for me and by the time I found out what the big secret was, it was such an anti climax.
I would have given this 4 stars if not for this rather clumsily put together story (I can't help comparing with Phillip Margolin's skill in writing two loosely connected stories (Dana Cutler and Amanda Jaffe series) and have them come together so nicely!)
Regardless, I still find the Swyteck series enjoyable and plan to buy the next one - Gone Again - when the audio is out on March 1. Jonathan Davis was excellent, as always....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK, FEBRUARY 6, 2016 Narrator: George Guidall
I enjoyed this one very much:) Senior Deputy DA Tim Kerrigan's fling with Ally Bennett grREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK, FEBRUARY 6, 2016 Narrator: George Guidall
I enjoyed this one very much:) Senior Deputy DA Tim Kerrigan's fling with Ally Bennett gripped me like a bad road accident with a bloodied body on the road. I liked how Amanda's case, defending Jon Dupre, the pimp, was interwoven with Kerrigan's dilemma such that lawyers on both sides get equal time. No fillers. Just gritty, page-turning suspense.
I didn't listen to the first book because Anna Fields narrated. I listened to a few minutes and returned it to Audible because Field's male voices were terrible. There's a version narrated by Jack Fox but I haven't found one to buy. Guidall was excellent here, as expected.