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The Affair (Jack Reacher)
The Affair (Jack Reacher)
by Lee Child
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.73
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2.0 out of 5 stars mediocre is right, April 19, 2012
I just finished The Affair. Mediocre is an apt description. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because it has a good plot. However, I find the many mistakes in military life/knowledge to be more than a little distracting. Mr. Child has never been up to par on this area. It seems he will spend a lot of time researching a vehicle but less than 30 seconds to learn about military protocol or basic life. Ft. Dix is a Marine base?!? Hello! If it is a FORT it is Army. The black subdued oak leaf is a Lieutenant Colonel, not a major. Humvees are not used an a standard means of transportation around towns. They are tactical vehicles not suited for that use. I won't address the gratuitous sex and Reacher's homicidal actions as they have been well addressed in other reviews. There are just a million errors in military procedures, etc. It goes way past artistic license. Mr. Child needs an editor who knows something about the Army. Maybe it's just me, but I had a hard time getting into the story because of constant glaring errors. I spent 18 years in the Army CID so all the garbage about the 110th MP 'special unit' just gets on my nerves.


Kindle Fire (Previous Generation - 1st)
Kindle Fire (Previous Generation - 1st)
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars almost there, February 12, 2012
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This is almost a great device. I have found it has some wonderful features - reading at night is very good since the light helps and I don't need a separate reading light. I would like to be able to dim it more, but it goes only so far and that's it. Don't expect to use this on an international flight - the battery will not go that long. Probably about 4 hours then you'll have to recharge. This is one of the big drawbacks if you are using this Kindle for reading a lot of books. Battery life really needs improving. When I got my Fire, I expected to do a lot of reading and have the added advantage of internet connection, email, etc. The internet part is great; the reading is not. Just not enough battery life before having to recharge. It seems I'm constantly have to charge this thing. Also, Kindle books are WAY over priced. For an electronic book to cost what I would pay for a hardbound volume is a rip, especially considering the poor editing, missing pages, etc, I get with my ebooks. On the plus side, you can find some very good new authors who are writing good books that you can download for a low cost - .099 - $3.99. You just have to ignore the very poor editing. Amazon need to make another change immediately - STOP SHIPPING THE FIRE WITH THE WORDS "KINDLE FIRE" ALL OVER THE OUTSIDE! It is an invitation for theft!
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A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam (Hardcover)
A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam (Hardcover)
by Wafa Sultan (Author)
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A God Who Hates, September 8, 2011
Everyone in the U.S. should read this book along with the others mentioned in a previous review. This should be a wakeup call. Sultan describes the insidious nature of this virulent totalarian political system that is wrapped in a veneer of religion that makes it difficult to ward off because it is now a 'holy law', and, therefore, beyond question by it's subjects. We need to heed what Ms. Sultan has to say.Good book full of information. Get it. Read it.


Shooting Incident (4/11/1986 in Miami, Florida) - The FBI Files (Volume One)
Shooting Incident (4/11/1986 in Miami, Florida) - The FBI Files (Volume One)
by Federal Bureau of Investigations
Edition: Paperback

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Reproduction, July 25, 2011
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This 'book' is a real disappointment to me. The entire book is comprised of reprinted xerox copies, many heavily redacted. The majority of these poor reprints are photocopies of photos and newspaper articles, many of which are little more than black blobs. No color photos, etc. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE TOP OF THE BOOK where it says High Quality Paperback. This is anything but high quality. It looks like a FOI response from many years ago where photos and news articles were xerox'd with little regard as to whether they were at all legible. Save your money on this one. It was a waste of $20+. Better to buy Dr. W. French Anderson's "Forensic Analysis" of this incident.


A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam
A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam
by Wafa Sultan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.08
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read, June 22, 2011
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This lady shines the light of truth on the "religion of peace". It takes concrete courage to write the truth in the face of constant threats. I am glad she is writing and speaking out on what is really happening.


The Rescue of Bat 21
The Rescue of Bat 21
by Darrel D. Whitcomb
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book, May 3, 2010
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The true story of BAT 21, finally giving credit where it was due. The first book and the movie missed the mark very badly. Worth the read.


Bat 21
Bat 21
DVD ~ Gene Hackman
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't expect a true story, May 3, 2010
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Good action flick, but don't expect a true story. When they say 'Based on a true story' they mean very loosely based. I enjoyed the movie, but am always disappointed when they absolutely ignore what really happened. For the real story get the book 'Rescue of BAT 21' - very good.


The Enemy (Jack Reacher)
The Enemy (Jack Reacher)
by Lee Child
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $6.13
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad research, bad book, April 5, 2010
I have enjoyed reading Reacher novels and I've read almost all of them. There has always been a real disconnect with the presentation of the military aspects of Reacher's life. This book is the worst. For all the reasearch Childs has done on armaments, he hasn't done spit when it comes to military life and procedures. An earlier review calls it the Fantasy Army and that it is. Having spent 18 years in the Army CID, I can tell you that this book bears no resemblance to real life in military organizations - traveling around in HMMWVs: traveling, eating and hotel stays on "vouchers". What nonsense! I had a hard time staying with the plot because of the gross inaccuracies in all aspects of military life. Many of his actions would have lead to a general court-martial and he would have done hard time in Leavenworth. I'm really disappointed in this book.
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