REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; APRIL 25, 2015 Narrator: Greg Tremblay
This collaboration did not work for me. I've liked, or loved, both authors' works on their oREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; APRIL 25, 2015 Narrator: Greg Tremblay
This collaboration did not work for me. I've liked, or loved, both authors' works on their own and though I went into this one without any strong expectations except to like it enough to keep listening, I found myself bored.
The 2 stars for the little I did listen to. There wasn't anything in the writing to pull me in and keep me listening for a few chapters, at least. I switched to another book, one I had no interest in reading oer listening, and stayed the course - Renae Kaye's The Blinding Light.
Greg Tremblay is not a narrator I get excited about but I think it's more to do with the Rhys Ford Dirty Series audios than his narrative style. I like his voice but that series is one I just could not do and I've, unfortunately, associated Tremblay with those books. It's his pronunciation of the Korean names. I think he's done them so well (I'm not sure, just guessing, since I'm not Korean) that the names reverberate around my head for ages....more
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; MAY 1, 2015 Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
There are other readers that have given better, and more detailed, reviews as to why Weiner'sREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; MAY 1, 2015 Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
There are other readers that have given better, and more detailed, reviews as to why Weiner's book is both hugely entertaining yet disheartening, leaving one incredulous and unbelieving - that such an inept organization should have lasted as long as it has and, despite the latest snafu by Petraeus, will continue to ride into the sunset to commit even more incredible blunders.
Suffice for me, as Romantic Suspense fan, to say that every author in that genre should keep this book by her side because after reading it, they'll know they have carte blanche to write whatever scenarios for their CIA operative-hero and that they will never be accused of being implausible or unrealistic...unless the hero, acting on behalf of The Company, gets it right! Not by me, anyway.
I always thought the stories about the CIA bankrolling and protecting South American and Mexican drug lords were just rumors. Ditto with the accusation that the CIA was behind the capture, torture and murder of DEA agent, Kiki Camarena in 1985. After Legacy of Ashes, I am no longer skeptical about the veracity of the claim despite the CIA's official response to the media - “it’s ridiculous to suggest that the CIA had anything to do with the murder of a U.S. federal agent or the escape of his killer [Caro Quintero].”
I agree with the reviewers who noted that Weiner glossed over what the CIA got right, granted there aren't many but the extent of the agency's blunders is so wide, so incredible that if Weiner had given the successes more attention, he would have, no doubt, been accused of making excuses for them.
I'm really pleased I bought this, and Stefan Rudnicki's narration made it a highly enjoyable experience. I'm now onto Weiner's 2012 book on the FBI, Enemies: A History of the FBI , also narrated by Rudnicki (whose audio work I'm familiar with via the Andrea Kaldis murder mysteries by Jeffrey Siger....more
Very listenable despite leaving me not knowing the actor as a person apart from being a horndog. I didn't find the coverage of his movie career, fromVery listenable despite leaving me not knowing the actor as a person apart from being a horndog. I didn't find the coverage of his movie career, from tv actor to award-winning director, tedious as some reviewers did. On the contrary, Marc Eliot had a style which kept the biography moving quickly.
In the end, though, I was left knowing technical data but not much about the man behind the ambitious, driven professional. I wanted to understand, to whatever realistic degree, why Eastwood placed so little value on monogamy, not just be told that he valued his freedom to sleep with whomever he wished, even when he was married. I wanted to know what his friends - and enemies - thought of him. I did not get that at all. I wanted to understand why he found Sondra Locke so appealing and why this relationship failed but all I got were glimpses in the relationship timeline that impacted Eastwood's career and nothing about the personal aspect.
Still, I wasn't bored, to my surprise, and may even be roused to watch a movie or two he starred in. I've only watched a handful of Eastwood movies since I'm not a movie buff but I do know the Man With No Name character and I do think he was hot when he was in those spaghetti westerns, of which I only saw one - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly....more