I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because it's a book with the lead character, Scot Harvath, who is characterized as a true patriot. The heroics attached to all missions center around love for his country and his willingness to endanger his life as a man who love the USA. I would encourage my friend to read the previous novels in the series so that said friend would have a better understanding of Scot Harvath as a man and a soldier. The novels are suspenseful, exciting and have plots that can make you anxious and want to finish the books all in one sitting. The character's are well developed. The books give insight into the war that American's are now fighting in Afghanistan.
Yes, the plot did keep me on the edge of my seat. Scot Harvath was no longer working for the POTUS because he refused to assist him. He had to plan his own covert counterterrorisn mission. A mother wants her daughter, Dr. Julia Gallo, rescued from an Afghanistan prison. Harvath has to do something he has never done before. In order to rescue Dr. Julia Gallo, he has to find and free al-Queda mastermind, Mustafa Khan as ransom to the kidnappers of Dr. Julia Gallo. This book is titled, The Apostle, he will be the leader of a new mission, a mission that goes against everything he has ever believed in. However, there are other character's Scot can depend on to help him through this mission. He doesn't have to stand alone. The ending is fulfilling.
My favorite scene was when Dr. Julia Gallo was rescued from her captors.
The moment in the book that moved me was when Droid (sic), fought other's inappropriate actions against Dr. Julia Gallo, while she was in her prison cell.
There were many negative responses about The Apostle, because Scot Harvath did accept a request to rescue Dr. Julia Gallo without the backing of the POTUS. Remember, the POTUS refused to take any responsibility for Scot's mission and would not help him. The POTUS didn't tell Harvath that he couldn't do the mission, his solution was to remove himself. My point of view is that the POTUS was the traitor. I felt that the book was well written and explanatory why Harvath accepted the counterterrorism mission. Although reader's felt that Scot Harvath would now be considered a traitor to his country, if the book is read without preconceptions, his loyalty remains unblemished. He LOVES AMERICA.
I missed this narrator. His voice is perfect for main character. Another great book.
Yes, it was a typical great story by Brad Thor and his twists are always a joy to unravel.
The realistic way his characters interact and the sad truth of how our goverment's political correctness costs the lives of our brave special forces men and women. When will we learn that you can't expect crazy people to act like we do??
He is the best narrator I have heard in the 40 some books I have listened to in the past year. Armand has a solid handle on shifting characters voices consisting on the fly - he is an exceptional actor.
The ending when Scott insisted the CIA keep his promises
I am hooked on my books. I love to take my camper up north and spend the weekend sitting out doors with a drink , watching my dogs
Get the old guy back this guy puts me to sleep. I loved the past reader and he one of the best for these kinda stories. I hate the change
I have not been disappointed with any of the Brad Thor novels.
When uncouth Afgan teens decide to sexually harrass the American female capitve, she is rescued by an very ulikely protector.
he does a great job or differnetiating characters not only by accent but by inflection. I love listening to him read these books. He is my favorite so far.
When Scott wrestles with the idea of whether or not he could ever settle down and have children.
A good story that holds your interest, easy and exciting to listen to. It was performed very well by Armand Schultz.
Brad Thor - Definitely
Armand Schultz - Never
Other Brad Thor novels, particularly his first two.
Sure. Jeremy Renner or Ryan Reynolds. Scarlett Johansen as Tracy.
Good book. I'm not sure if I like this one less than some of the author's other titles because the narration is so terrible. Armand Schultz makes the characters sound like cheesy cartoon heroes. It sounds as if he watches too much Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. George Guidall should be the only narrator for this genre. He is the best.
I was rather disappointed in this book. It was not up to the same calibre as Brad Thor's others and seemed lost at times. I really did not like the narrator for this one, confusing a French Canadian with and American from the Dakotas or western Wisconsin. Bacis things like that take a person out of a story and due to the amount of time this character spent in the book, it significantly annoyed me as a Canadian.
Honor, Freedom, Duty
I love the interservice sass!!
He was very good at all of the characters
I was in the gym working out and actually laughing out loud at parts.
What a disappointment!! I've really enjoyed Brad's previous novels, but this one is a stinker. The main plot was barely average while the sub-plot with the secret service was a total joke.