Griffin does a masterful job in this installment of the series with Charlie Castillo.
The story was very detailed and had a few twists which were good.
As always, the ending is too short because you find yourself being more vindictive than the Hero.
Its a good listen.
I have read every book that Griffin has wrote, more than once. This book captures every essence of drama and intrigue. I found myself just sitting in my car listing and waiting to see what was coming next. If you like Griffin's novels you will love this, if you never have read Griffin's novels you will want to read everything he has wrote.
This is the first time that I have listen to Dick Hill's readings and his ability to give life to a character was great. I will look for other books that he has done.
I liked the way this started, and was sorta hooked. But by the second download part was starting to lose interest in the characters. By the third part, I could care less what happens. The dialogue is often childish. The romance between "Carlos" and "Svetlana" comes across as adolescent. The author seems to feel it's necessary to rehash the whole story that has unfolded so far on a number of occasions, under the pretext of filling in a new character as to what's going on. That gets REAL old. Far, far too much about the dogs, the romance, the children. And all the good old boys conversation between Charlie / Carlos and his compatriots gets worn out too. The author likes to showcase what (I guess) is his arcane knowledge about guns and spy process ... details about which also wear on you. It's an ok story that goes on WAY too long and is just not worth it. I have no idea why this gets such good reviews. If you like a good spy tale, there are certainly lots better available to download and spend time with.
I loved the series and the characters. I am a big fan of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor and this series is every bit as good. The main character is both intelligent and humble which is a rare trait. The author is a master of discription. This is an absolute must read for anyone who is a fan of the "black Ops" genere.
Terrible writing with cartoonish characters. Female characters were about as bad as anyting I've listened to in over 150 books here at Audible. Terrible narration with an attempt at female voices that grated my nerves. One of the worst choices I've made.
I've read and listened to them all and this one is the most disappointing of the Carlos Castillo novels. Lack of action and constant reiteration of old character backgrounds makes it a long dull listen.
Avid reader for 45 years
This is a great series about interesting characters who happen to be mostly federal employees and their family/friends. There is intrigue, action, lots of military terms and details about guns, planes and how to infiltrate a foreign country without getting caught. However, the variety of characters & canines along with humor keeps me wanting to listen to book after book - definitely not just a book for guys.
Lover of good ideas
In W.E.B. Griffin I have found my newest spy writer. The story catches you up in the plot and the characters. You like the main characters, because they come across and real human beings doing difficult things without superpowers. You won't regret reading this novel.