Scott Brick is one of my absolute favorite readers but even he could not save this book. It is not often that I simply stop listening but this book was completely boring. The characters are uninteresting and it reads like a predictable bad TV show. Bummer.
If Scott Brick were a film actor, he would fire his agent for getting him this role.
I found this shallow and un-involving. I just couldn't figure out who these people were and gave up caring.
For this genre, I feel the Vince Flynn books are 10 times better.
After all the hype about this first thriller by Mr. Battles, I really looked forward to listening to it ASAP. Master narrator Scott Brick delivers once again, even though he battles (no pun intended) a bit with the German phrases... as a native German speaker I´m willing to help here, anytime... free of charge.
The story itself is neither outstanding nor special; just an off-the-rack thriller penned by the likes of Ken Follett, Lee Child or Daniel Silva (who do seem to be able to make their characters overall somewhat more believable). Threat of a biological attack, some lukewarm love-interest and an abducted child - all gets solved by the ever-cool freelance hero in a matter of a mere 12 audio hours or approximately 350 book pages. If not for Scott Brick´s excellent reading performance I´d have even rated it only 2.5 and easily forgettable, even though this audio book will at least make your next traffic jam a little more enjoyable for its sheer entertainment value.
This very fast moving story was following the heroic character to save the world from a deadly plot by devious characters. The involvement of former mentor and his total psychotic behaviour s a little hard to swallow. Many years hiding out to hide the fact of his faked death does not seem plausible at all.
Like both books I ahve audio'd I listened to it twice and picked up details that were missed first time around. Enjoyed the listen.
Narrators voices helped a lot.
Very good story line but it dragged on and on. There were several times when I didn’t want to listen anymore. However, the suspense as to what was really going on and the need to find out kept me interested.
I disagree with everyone who wrote that Scott Brick did a good job narrating this book. He is over the top and puts emphasis on nearly every other word. Very annoying. He comes across as very cocky sounding and it is distracting from the story.
This is a very exciting book - kept me on the edge of my seat--- It is filled with many twists and turns -- Well worth my time