An exciting fast-paced book, you really root for the good guy in this one. Some good plot twists with some very good background information on why the Avenger IS the Avenger. Some good espionage to boot.
Computer Programmer and Worship Leader. Have enjoyed reading since my mom got me hooked on Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie prior to my teen years. My brother got me hooked on audio books after I started having a longer commute to work. Love a variety of genres.
Having read the majority of Forsyth's books, I can say that this is another great read. While not his best, it is definitely in the upper one-third. From the first sentence of the book (which is a great attention-getter) you are taken in by the story.
This probably has the greatest amount of "background information" on the book's characters of any of his novels I have read. This aspect of the book reminded me of Tom Clancy or Stephen King.
As is always the case with Forsyth's novels, this is also a great learning experience as well as a suspense novel. Forsyth discusses the "Tunnel Rats" in Vietnam, as well as the issues surround Bosnia, both of which were very interesting.
As is usual, his story has a great ending.
Enjoy!! It's well worth the time!
I have read some of FF's books in print, but this was my first listen. The book is excellent to the very end. Reminiscing with a grin; yes very much to the Very End. I never rate a book a five and so a four for me is a very good book indeed. I would highly recomend it. Perhaps my military background allowed me to relate to it more, but its excellent.
If you like a good thriller with true to life characters from the 7 pm evening news, don't miss reading or listening to Avenger. This is true Forsyth at his best. Once you start listening, it is oh so hard to stop.
Books are a mainstay of my life! Even the preschoolers and toddlers in my care, have several hundred books, which I rotate based on need.
Not sure - don't have the print version, but I thoroughly enjoyed Eric Conger's narration.
The author wove several stories together, causing more depth than if just one plot was in play. Because of this, all elements worked together to create a greater than usual thriller.
Yes, I've listened to several. He definitely has a gift.
I've got a few hundred audio books in my library and it is very rare that at any point I think, "I don't want this book to end." This was definitely one of those books!
my ipod and audible make the daily 10 mile walks a "breeze"....
recently listen to the cobra...incredible story.....and then I found it necessary to re-read the avenger....do yourself a favor if you are a Forsyth fan.....read avenger...then the cobra....all I can say is I can't wait for another book.....
A previous post warned that at times the historical background aspect could be a bit much. Thanks for the warning.
While I rarely discourage learning I really wanted to stay in the thriller.
When Forsyth went into teaching mode I felt as if I were trapped in class with an over zealous professor when all I wanted to do was party. This diatribe became distracting as the book went on, so much so that at times I wondered if I could finish it...BUT, I am glad I did.
The story is very good, perhaps the abridged version would be better for me.
I'm not sure if I will listen to any more books in this series. Loved the book not necessarily the journey.
Yes. Very nice narrative of the story by the narrator.
Yes, it was. As usual the final epilogue was a great twist
I wish we have a whole series of novel with Cal Dexter from the great spy novelist Forsyth..
Forsyth's research and prose are unmatched in modern fiction. He works very hard at drawing the reader/listener into the story and making it come alive. Yet, he avoids the mental drubbing with minute detail so common these days.
The story was good, the performance excellent and the prose outstanding.