This was a great listen. I actually did find myself biting my nails toward the end. The book kept up a good pace and the narrator was excellent. Wish the author had more books.
Probably the best suspense novel I've read in the post-911 era. An edge-of-your-seat thriller that gets better as it develops.
We need more from Mr. Berenson (Ghost War), Audible!
Most reviews of this novel suggest that it's better than basic genre fiction. Maybe there's a rewarding story in there somewhere, but it's delivered in such a long string of cliches that I just lost heart. The dialogue and character introspection are perfunctory; the prose is serviceable but nothing more. Current events and vague flag-waving don't make a compelling spy novel. Guess I don't quite get why this book is so popular...
This is one of the best spy novels I have read/listened to. Alex Berensen is a master a writing a thrilling tale. The narrator does an excellent job of capturing the emotions of the hero. Highly recommend this book.
I have been an Audible Listener for over 10 years and rarely write reviews. This has to be one of the absolute best listens ever... Definitely within the top 5 out of over 320 books.
The narrator is EXCELLENT and really highlights all the nuiances of all the characters. The gripping story line flows smoothly and rapidly but with great attention to details without being too "flowery." The best part and the SCARIEST part of this book is that it could easily be real life story ... thank goodness that this is fiction... until United States goes on the next code yellow....
Yes, I agree with the overwhelmingly positive rating of this book. Realistic, excellent characters and not the usual amount of tired cliches. The narration is above average too.
Wow, I can't wait to listen to the next in the series. I didn't think I would like it as much as Daniel Silva's spy novels but I did!
The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.
Here's a hero who is just as extreme as Jack Ryan, but we don't have to fawn over his riches or political clout. He may not have the beautiful family, riches, prestigious job, or the "right" political connections, but he's able to get the job done, where the job concerns going deep undercover, operating with very little help, and getting deep into the affairs of terrorists, in spite of the lack of trust of his bosses, and his enemies. He seems to face more realistic problems, but overcomes with determination, luck, and believable intelligence.
I like Child's Jack Reacher, or DeMille's John Correy as characters. But the I was able to suspend disbelief in this character, and for now at least, he seems to surpass them by an order of magnitude. Almost at the level of le Carre's Smiley.
I'm a frequent repeat listener, and I'm sure I'll listen to this many, many times.
The narration is perfect in the sense that I was never aware of it at all.