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By Chiefkent on 12-09-14
Event Group Series are Great Yarns
Audible has all 9 of the Event Group series, you just need to hunt for the suckers because they like to hide them! Mr. Goleman spins pretty neat yarns in all of his books. His biggest problem is that he really needs a fact checker to edit his books desperately. His lack of knowledge regarding the military in general is appalling. The time in grade for promotion for officers has his characters frozen in rank; some change rank during the same book. He needs a decent armorer to fact-check his guns and ballistics.
In one book India is described as the world's largest Muslim nation; the NKVD as the successor to the KGB, etc. Sometime it almost seems that Mr. Goleman is putting in false facts in on purpose! He does seem to get a favorite phrase for each book, plus many re-occurring ones like, "...screamed like a girl..."; "...a sight he would remember for the rest of his life"; etc.
Richard Poe's narrations have come around from a virtual Joe Friday presentation to pretty good variation for all the characters and gets into the material!
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By Matthew on 06-23-14
Would you consider the audio edition of Primeval to be better than the print version?
Didn't read the print version...nothing to compare to.
What did you like best about this story?
The development of the characters in the series, and the usual drama they need to withstand.
Which scene was your favorite?
The conclusion is good, but the early set ups in prehistory, Russia and the US were compelling.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Nothing extreme, but certainly did have some chuckles and was entertained.
Any additional comments?
This is a sprawling book, combining aspects of the Russian revolution, Sasquatch, the Cold War, Russian gangsters, etc. On the face of it you would think it wouldn't, but it does ( somehow ). I feel this is the best of this series so far ( and, as always, the performance captures the essence of the characters.)
Highly recommended ( with the caveat that ya kinda gotta like the Event Group.)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful