Benson Bumpkin

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Bate and switch

A lot of the book deals with Bill Clinton - things we already know and the author's employment history, which I didn't care to know. I felt I got snookered buying this one but shame on me for buying it thinking I'd get a inside glimpse of the Clinton White House and Hilary.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-14

Should be an enjoyable series

What made the experience of listening to Plum Island the most enjoyable?

The characters and the humor of the main character. Looking forward to the series.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

For the most part. I had a hard time visualizing some of the action in a few places but other than that, it was a page turner.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

He was great with the main character and didn't make the women sound like breathy little old ladies as some narrators do.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did have a hard time shutting it off at times.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-13


What disappointed you about Path of the Assassin?

Thor is sadly no Vince Flynn. It may be that the author took a while to develop his craft but having purchased his first two, I am not keen to listen to any more.(I gave the benefit of the doubt and purchased this one after listening to his first in the series.) I did not finish this book. The corny dialogue and far-fetched story were just too much -- criticism others have voiced and I should have listened too. I wondered if the narrator was to blame for some of it as well as the story's inability to hold my interest, but concluded it was primarily the writing. It seemed amateurish to me, and I am no literary maven. Details seemed thrown in just to impress, the story was unrealistic, dialogue predictable and I didn't find myself caring one iota about any character. Perhaps I am just too spoiled by the Mitch Rapp series written the talented, late Vince Flynn.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Buyer's remorse

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Slow going with an odd narrative tone

Would you try another book from Cynthia Montgomery and/or Karen White?

I found the book very slow without enough meaty content. There were some good points but they were too few and the examples were terribly drawn out. The content seemed repetitive and the history of Apple computer seemed like yet another review with little additional insight and frankly seemed like filler material.For me, the dramatic, soft tone of the narration didn't fit with the content (and it is not because she is female). It lacked a certain business energy that may have made the drawn out book seem even slower. Made me wish I was reading it. I was looking for an insightful, educational book on strategy. This wasn't it.

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Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

Not if it is a business book. She is probably great with fiction.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

There were some good points that made me think but they were too few and far between.

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