This audio book is probably 5 times too long. I found myself wondering if anything of interest was ever going to happen.
I think I was more interested in Max the main character's dog who would relieve himself on Charlie's plane after each landing. Max has some puppies and the interactions he has with the mother are more believable than the conversations the humans have.
You have been warned.
I was very excited by the jacket in the store and because I was in need of a fix after working through the new Vince Flynn novel.
This however just did not really cut the mustard so to speak. Although enjoyable and detailed, the story is boggled in minutae and odd soft porn that just detract from what could be a action packed spy story.
Premise is good and it probably lends some insight into how you have to shop and prepare for a black op logistics but beyond that it really drags through the 30 odd hours. If it was not for my long commute I would have never finished this.
Griffin has taken an exciting character, a neat premise and has unsuccessfully added a love story. And failed miserably. The dialog between the lovers was absolutely childish, corny and way below WEB's talents. The length of his novels usually is not a problem but this one just took forever
The concept of the book is somewhat interesting. It is questionable if an organization outside of some form of judicial control could exist. The main problem I had with the book was the trivial dialogue. It took for ever to get anything to happen. The author was using this dialogue to fill pages for a set of events that could have been considerably more exciting if the flow could have been maintained.
I have read all the Charlie/Carl books and this one is awful. The plot is absurd, the characters, especially "Svetty" are terrible. Charlie becomes a comic book fool and Dick Hill over does it.UGH
I love Dick Hills narrations he is in a class all his own. W.E.B. Griffin I may listen to some older things but if this an example of what he intends to write I will not listen to any more of his offerings.
Yes, the fear of listening to more crap like this is not something I would willingly subject myself to.
No he didn't, but how he managed to narrate this is a credit to him, as I would have filed this book in the circular file by my desk.
No, it did not have any redeeming qualities and just may have had an equal and opposite outcome, utter revulsion.
I had listened to the first three books in this series and enjoyed them very much, I then saw that the reaction to the next book was poor so I came to this one and saw a good review so thought I would try it. Well now I am having a hard time to come up with polite words to convey ALL the negative things I want to say about this book. To say that it was awful is not harsh enough. I like fiction but if the authors and editors thought that the characters and plots were believable they were gravely mistaken.
A little to much back story, as I had read the others in this series I didn't the history lesson. With that being said another great story.
Charlie is becoming a whiny little boy. He was always a superhero (kind of unbelievable, but it's fiction). Now, not to give it away, his self-reflection is silly. He's supposed to be a grown man, and a warrior, with a gentle side, not a teenager who doesn't know life.
The other thing is, why are they making all the women leave him? As a woman, it wouldn't bother me if that strong lady cop, had been strong enough to deal with his life. But, not only does she flake out on him, he just lets her. She's supposed to be the love of his life, come on Charlie, be a man.