Luckily I had listened to later books with "Scorpion " & "Boxers", they were wonderfully done by another narrator. If this were my first I probably would have stopped listening.
His voice doesn't fit the characters in the least & changes little. He is more fit for children's books or romances possibly. Not warriors 😜
Another Narrator, Could not listen to this voice. So I don't know if it was a good book or not.
A book narratorated by Stevie Ray Dallimore or Christina Traistor.
So far, this is going in my "unable to finish" file. The narrator gives one of the worst performances I've ever heard. The story starts out pretty good, but I can't stand listening to this guy any longer.
Why would you have a story about an all American, highly trained, retired special ops tough guy narrated by someone w/ a British accent? The narration was high quality but it just doesn't fit characters from America's Heartlands. The sorry was good and the characters were too but it was akin to having a Texan narrate a James Bond story. I wish I had read it instead of listened. My advice...make sure when you listen to the sample that you understand where the story takes place. I will read more Gilstrap but will be more careful when selecting.
I almost didn't get this book because of the mediocre reviews and complaints about narration. This is my first John Gilstrap book, and I sympathize with listeners who have listened previously and accustomed this character with a different narrator, always tricky. As a new listener however, I thought the narration was just great and fitting for someone who had inherited a ton of family money and has such outrageous and dangerous adventures and therefore fitting. If you're looking for a book that is fun, not too predictable, with a satisfying ending, and good guys to root for, this is it. A solid 4 star listen.
I am on my second round of listening to this series and they are just as wonderful the second time around. The action is non-stop but somehow Mr. Gilstrap finds a way to weave in some pretty thoughtful insights. These books stand shoulder to shoulder with those of Mark Greaney, Marc Cameron, Andrew Peterson, Alex Berenson, Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
Any one who enjoys a good murder mystery should enjoy the plot but the unsuitable style of the narrator makes it hard to follow, much less appreciate. Only curiosity about the outcome kept me from cutting out well before the end.
This writer is new to me. I have stored the complete series in my wishlist and will enjoy them. Keeps me in mind of Jack Reacher which for me is excellent writing
I was very excited to listen to this book after listening to Nathan's Run by John Gilstrap. I loved that story as well as the narrator. I assumed that this book would be more of the same but I was so disappointed. I am not quite finished with it and I don't even want to continue. I find the story kind of confusing but the worst part is the narration. The narrator's voice is at times too low or soft (can't tell which) but it makes it difficult to follow. I will never listen to another of this narrator's books again. I will probably try another book by the same author but hopefully someone else is reading it.
yes as on long someone else is narrating.
Completely took away my listening pleasure.
No not really. I tend to recommend books I give 5 stars to. Too much in this novel was 'over the top' and totally unbelievable - fantasy. It was an enjoyable ride but not stellar nor something I would go out of my way to recommend to a friend. Yet, it was enjoyable enough to download the second book in the series.
Need different narator/performer. John Gilstrap is just the wrong voice for this type of novel. He made it feel old - like something that was writen in the 60s or 70s yet the technology and events were current.
It is not a bad novel but it isn't a great one either - it is average.