What made the experience of listening to Push Back the most enjoyable?
The practical/technical maritime informing the whole narrative is fascinating.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Push Back?
The fight with the homemade napalm was memorable. Wish they’d used more of that stuff!
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
I have a BIG gripe with the narrator. For the most part he’s pretty good, but in a book where several major characters are African-American, every time this narrator tries to sound black, it comes out sounding like a hillbilly redneck! And in a book that also has its fair share of bikers and rednecks, the black characters are completely lost until the writer happens to mention their ethnicity. Then you say – what? Levi is black? Oh yeah, I forgot! Even Stephen King does a better black accent than this narrator.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This book kind of went nowhere. It feels like a middle book in a trilogy, but not in a good way.