Good story, continues the adventures of Heir Gossinger. Enjoyed Mr. Hills naration, he consistently keeps me engaged in the story with his different characters voices. Only negative, as a series reader I pretty much know the background on the characters, retelling it again only adds length to the story when it doesn't need it. With that said though, if I were a first time listener and started here, I would probably appreciate the background.
A good listen, kept me entertained and engaged.
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
Too much time devoted to non essential storyline and not enough time spent on the actual mission.
A let down after the other books I've read.
Now that I finished the entire series, I am thinking that this series should have have ended successfully at three or so.
Perhaps someone who has not listened to the previous 4 books would like this as they would not be left shaking their head at the re-write of character histories, animosities, friendships etc.
What was Griffin thinking completely re-writing character histories and relationships as if the first four books never happened? Seriously disappointed. You get the impression that he wrote a rough outline of the story arc prior to book one, got bored of writing the series and gave the outline to a ghost writer who had not bothered to read the actual books.
Dick Hill was excellent as usual.