story a bit far fetched in my opinion. listened to the end though...the narrator was the absolute best any book could have...he made the book listenable to the very end.
The performer was way too old for this book. It made the story unbelievable and I had to stop listening less than halfway through.
Someone under the age of 40 or someone who doesn't sound like a grandfather in their 70's. I'm not very young myself, but the age of the narrator just made this very distracting.
George Guidall is always amazing. Coupling Guidall with this amazing story is nothing but a intense reading.
This book got me hook on Brad Thor's writing.. I'm on book 6 of the series, and by far this is the most intense book so far.. Just buy, and become hooked. -S-
I would like to hear this book with a different narrator. He voice has trouble with separating different characters.
Selected the book based on reviews & high ratings for Brad Thor. Had difficulty getting into the story- and then I realized- it was the narrator. Wish they'll re-do and get someone else. Or I'll have to buy the paperback & read myself.
I truly enjoyed listening to this fast paced novel. Narration was good and the story overtop. Fun listen. I sweep through this book in just a few days. Certainly plan on finding another Scott Horvath audible book.
I am a fan of Brad Thor and of his Scott Horvath character. But The telling of this Installment felt overly long.
Suggest that a younger sounding performance would present much better. Main character is 35 yrs old. Performance is much older. Takes away from dynamism of the story.
Too many technical and history details in my opinion. I 'listened' to all of it but tuned a lot of it out. This was my first Brad Thor book. I'll try one more to see if it was just this one.
Blowback, book number four in the Scot Harvath series, is thirteen and one half hours of listening, read by George Guidall. The story conveys the potential world-wide unleashing a pathogen. Paraphrasing, the story tells us that muslims are not all terrorists, but terrorists are all muslim … well, that’s debatable. Timothy McVey and Oklahoma City come to mind.
At any rate, Blowback is a thrilling mystery. The tale is a what-if scenario, involving terrorists acquiring a deadly virus found deep in an Alpine glacier. The evil doers have plans, and ultimately, so does Scot Harvath, a type A-take-no-prisoners operative. Scot Harvath is very much a Mitch Rapp clone. (Mitch Rapp is the Vince Flynn espionage hero. Most of those books are also narrated by Guidall. If you haven’t yet, buy them; they are excellent.)
George Guidall, it goes without saying is super. Tempo, pacing, delivery, overall production … just great.
There are literally thousands of reviews of Blowback. Ergo, there isn’t much I’m going to add. This story was written close to fifteen years ago. I liked it enough to listen a second time, years after it was released in 2006, per Audible.com. If you are fan of Brad Thor and his Scot Harvath character, you’ll delight in this book. It’s a stay-up-to-late page-turning thrill ride. Enjoy!
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The story was too slow and could not hold my attention. Too much unnecessary detail.
The issue was not Guidall's performance. It was the material he had to work with.
I could not finish it. Quit after four hours.