As a journanist the author is familiar with the Middle-East and his insight is informative. Unfortunately his prose is second-rate. His characters are not believeable. No right-minded CIA boss would leave Ferris in the field; he's a jerk.
The reader's notion of the female voice is pathetic.
I recommend your avoid the author and the reader.
the story was ok but the narration terrible. i gave up after about 4 hours. in the hands of someone like scott brick this would have been great. avoid Dick Hill at all costs!!!!
As an avid reader of spy novels I love the twists and turns this book takes. The characters are believable and you can relate to their situations.
If you have seen the movie, the book is better.
The story was intriguing and admittedly a bit over my head being in the Near East. I love Dick Hill as a narrator. However, whoever edited the narration did a bad job. The transition from the end of one chapter to the next was more like a run on sentence. Literally went from the last sentence to saying "Chapter X" without even a pause. This was distracting and happened throughout, not just s few times. Plot had great spy twists, just not my favorite.
The plot is ok although a little predictable- the protagonist's infatuation and chivalry are a little tiresome-
The performance is annoying - the "voices" the narrator uses for his characters are beyond stereotypical and become borderline painful to listen to.
I never really got pulled inside the story
It started off alright, but a real turn off in the first sexual episode (and I'm no prude) which I found totally unrealistic led me to turn this book back to Audible within the first 45 minutes of listening
This was very entertaining. In my opinion, better than the movie. I truly enjoyed it. Having viewed the movie a while ago, it was very easy to connect Leonardo Dicaprio and Russell Crowe's characters to the book. I would recommend this audiobook.