As a book I thought this was an average listen, however, the secret service aspect of this story was totally unbelievable and ridicules. The other plot of this book had potential but feel way short.
This is a typical story of a 'black op' to rescue an american hostage from the Taliban. The story is entertaining but there are no real surprises or clever twists in the plot. Most of the action is somewhat predictable and there is a happy ending for all the good guys. Lots of details about the names of the weapons used but otherwise not much technical detail. If you like this type of story, then you are likely to be entertained for a few hours but don't expect anything extraordinary.
Brad Thor was in a brain warp when he composed "The Apostle"... unimaginative, predictable from the first few pages ... don't even bother to check it out of the library. A sad episode for Scott Harvath. Better luck next time Brad.
I honestly don't know how some of this stuff makes it to "print". Took about 7 hours to get to any action - terrible book. Narrator was not great either.
Started Listening to "Rain Gods" right after and the difference in the quality was amazing. Get that book right away.
Apparently this book was written for the barely literate. The plot is ridiculous and is so poorly developed that it must have been an outline that the editor passed on and forgot to read the final product. The presentation is equally silly and I'm not sure who is responsible for this- the director of the audio and/or the narrator. I feel dumber for having listened to it.
Anyone who doesn't like the current president of the United States.
Perhaps not be so obviously partisan in his politics. He doesn't like the current American president and the president in this book is supposed to represent him. All I can say is that the book would have been much better if the author hadn't infused it with his political feelings and made the president look like such an improbable idiot. The stateside plot is just laughable; the one taking place overseas is not much better and the connection between the two is tenuous.
I listened to several of Mr. Thor's other books and liked, even loved, some of them. However, this one is just plain horrible. I'm unable to finish listening to it.
He's always good.
All of them, and toss the book away.