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Pockets Full Of Sawdust

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How is this rated so high?

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-23

Wow, after reading others reviews on here about this book I was excited to give it a listen. Boy, was I disappointed. This was the most paint by numbers ‘action/ tough guy’ book I’ve ever heard. The amount of redundant cliches and story tropes in this were plentiful. If you are looking for something similar to Jack Reacher or the like - look elsewhere. This was an absolute struggle to get through and you could guess what was coming next every step of the way. Boooooo.

Great, but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-06

As this was released in instalments they haven’t changed the format for the audiobook. Be prepared for recaps of events every couple of hours. Otherwise, this is one of my favourite King books.

Good listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-23

Worthy of a listen for sure. Nothing astounding by any means but a comfortable and fun story to get lost in for a day or two.

Hit and miss

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-21

Both the narration and the story had really high points and pretty large low points. The consistency just wasn’t there for me. Overall a worthwhile listen though if you’re into hard boiled detective/ murder stuff.

Scary times.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-13

Just another book describing how destructive trumps leadership is to important institutions in America. Good luck y’all.

The ending....oh man

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-30

Well, got this one on a daily deal sale - love a good murder mystery thriller. I was enjoying the book until about 2/3rds of the way through. Nothing special, standard fare but enjoyable and then the ending momentum starts and this book turned into a train wreck that I ended up laughing my way through for the last hour or two.

Alright story, great narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-24

I’ve been trying to get through this book for a few months now. Its slow to start but slowly picks up throughout the length. Narration is top notch.

One of my favourite trilogies

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-03

Not for the faint of heart. The Border Trilogy (this, The Cartel and The Border) is not for the faint of heart. These books have a ton of graphic violence in them, they also are really well written in my opinion. Best work Don Winslow has ever written. Start on this one for sure. You can basically start on anyone you want but the cast of characters and history is so much richer when you read them in order.

Start to finish in a day

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-03

The book was, overall, great. Some of the sentences in the novel were a little heavy handed when it came to description, prose, etc which made me want to give it four stars instead of five but goooootdamn the subject matter is heavy and gripping. The narration is next level of course. Listened to this in one day. Worth a listen.

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Worth a listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-05

After listening this you come to realize that it’s not so much about Russian collusion and more about the fact Trump is just grossly incompetent and ignorant. No real surprise there.