I did not finish listening to this book because I started getting a tick just from listening the breathing of the narrator, it was totally distracting.
I really tried, I read a previous comment about the breathing, but unfortunately, I did not take heed.
Another excellent book from Brian Haig. Complex plot, lots of twists and turns. Some realistic and graphic descriptions of the war, and the politics behind the scenes. This book did tend to ramble occasionally with philosophical observations or introspections which interrupted the flow of the action. The author is very funny at times and I laughed out loud. I recommend this book.
I enjoyed Man in the Middle. While it was long and the plot at times was complex the book kept me listening and engaged. I also felt like the narrator was great. No issues here. Get this one. You won't be disappointed.
i enjoyed the listen, but found this book less exciting than his previous novels. little too much talk and not enough action also a little confusing at times, but i am easily confused
Just love listing to audiobooks. Some of my favorite authors are Vince Flynn and Brad Thor
This has been the second book in the Sean Drummond seriese. This book like the first was well written and very upbeat. I could hardly shut my ipod off and wanted to nothing but read it all the way threw. So if you want a new character to fallow then try out Sean Drummond and his fast and very funny attitude.
Unsympathetic characters engage in wooden dialogue that would make Jack Webb blush. Heavy handed prose and a story that drags as if through mud. Unreadable.
First off, contrary to what other reviewers have said, I thought Ganser was a better narrator than Scott Brick. I've heard lots of Brick's work (how can you miss it?) and generally like him, but his performance on The President's Assassin was nothing to write home about.
This was the second book of Haig's I have listened too. I did The President's Assassin first, and then Man in the Middle. Man in the Middle seems to follow pretty much the same formula as The President's Assassin. I won't give plot details away for either book. I'll just say that Haig seemed a little lazy, like he was recycling the plot with just enough changed so it wasn't duplication. I could give a dozen or so examples to support this claim, but they would give away the plot for both books. The other similarity between the books, and here I don't think I am giving anything away, is that Haig seems to think that EVERYONE is solely motivated by the need to avoid embarrassment. I don't think this is true, and as a result I found a few of the plot details difficult to swallow. It's still a fun and pleasant story with enough intrigue and plot twists to keep you listening.
I enjoyed reading "Secret Sanction" a few years ago and I enjoyed it. But now, I see that Brian Haig has gotten better and better and has written a masterpiece with "Man in the Middle."
This novel has everything: action, mystery, sex, humor. Plus: it contains debate on US activities in Iraq with different characters having different viewpoints on moral issues.
The overall result was superb. I highly recommend this novel and I plan to read more by the author.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
The Sean Drummond books are all intricately and tightly plotted with compelling characters who pull the reader into a world of suspense. The same is true of Man in the Middle, and remembering it as a complex story that I could read and enjoy again, I purchased it as an audiobook.
Alas, I forgot that after checking it out on CD I had ended up returning it to the library and checking out the print version instead. Scott Brick so perfectly embodies the wise-guy persona of Sean Drummond, I could not make the transition to another reader. Add to that Ganser's distracting deep inspirations between sentences, and I gave up on the audio for a second time. If you've never heard Scott Brick, and can ignore the intrusive breathing, then the book itself is a terrific read. Otherwise, buy the print book and imagine Brick's voice as you read.