Excellent audio book. I don't know who recommended the audio over print, but I totally agree. This version is unabridged, so be sure to have a long drive planned--it would be hard to pick up on the characters after a long layoff.
After reading so many disappointing reviews, I could not get excited about beginning this book. However, I soon found the sentiments and descriptions drew me into the story. Other than a few slow chapters about two-thirds of the way through, I could not put the book down.
This is the third in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. The intertwining plots were complex and well done. However, the tutorial on Judaism did not fit quite as well in this book as in the first of the series.
This is a very good historical novel about Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary, who was also King Henry VIII's mistress (before Anne). Gregory's dialog and description make the period come to life. It is a novel that is hard to put down.
I did not like this book as much as the others in the Harry Bosch series. It did not have the depth of plot or character development as his previous novels; it was very short. Maybe I was looking forward to reading it too much.
Besides providing the history of the canal, this book provided maps and information on the ports we visited. We were able to determine which shore excursions matched attractions and activities recommended by the book, and booked our excursions before the cruise started. We also were able to determine which ports we could explore on our own by checking the city maps in the book to see if the attractions/activities were within walking distance of the dock, and/or if local transportation was recommended.
This is a very good book about the early Christians in Nero's Rome. Sienkiewicz gives his characters believable dialog and his descriptions are easy to visualize. The subplots were easy to follow even though there were quite a few. The book got better as I was reading it, and I could hardly put it down after I got into the second half.
The first in the series of John Rain books. This is a good action story taking place in Tokyo. It has a twisting plot, but not misleading, and keeps you guessing who the good guys are. I will be sure to read the next in the series.