I was disappointed that Audible did not offer this as an unabridged version. On occasion, new characters pop in and out with little or no background, but seem to have a larger impact behind the scenes. After reading / listening to a number of books by similar styled authors, this one is predictable, but kills 5 hours and wasn't disagreeable.
There were times when I came to the end of my commute that I would want it to continue, but there were really no cliff hangers.
I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.
I do not like abridged books. I don't think I realized this was when I got it but I still gave it a try. It wasn't great. It would be a good book if it wasn't abridged so if you like the Brad Thor series or books in this vein (Vince Flynn, etc), you should find the unabridged book and give it a try.
I love most of Brad Thor's titles and he has other titles that are much better.
Somewhat disappointed but, every book is a risk. Other titles by much better.
The story was incomplete.
Although I had the unabridged version, it seemed abridged to me - things were left out or glossed over that would have made it a more complete story.
He is an excellent narrator.
Great story, The cast of characters in this series is woven well and makes it interesting no matter what order you listen to them in.
Harvath is the central character and very resourceful but Mueller also has a great role as well as the villain.
The swiss really aren't neutral!
Mr. Thor could take a few character development lessons from Vince Flynn. Scot Harvath is too smart mouthed to be believable. Mr. Harvath would get his smart alec butt kicked by Mitch Rapp. The only saving grace for this series is George Guidall for the next book. I will try one more....
I really enjoyed this. Brad Thor does a good job of keeping the reader/listener engaged. I like the areas this book is set in.
This story is unbelivably boring. It is also very
"formula" written. What I mean by formula is the author has taken what is an already overwritten about story line- The President is kidnapped by terriorists- and the Navy seal/Presidents secret service person has to find out who is behind it. What mazkes this story line in other authors entertaining is the high tech missions, sex and or romance in this type of novel. This noval has none of the above ingredients,which make for a terribly uninteresting story. I could hardly get through the first half of this book. Don't waste your money or credits on this book. If you really want to listen to it- check it out at the library.
The author could have done a much better job writting this if he put just a little effort into it. Apparently, he doesn't care about his reading public!
Action parts were ridiculous. It sounded like it was written by a high school student. Obviously, any research done on Navy Seals or Law Enforcement tactics was not used by the author.
No. I may try one other from the highly praised author.
I have not heard him in other performances.
Story line was ok.
Sorry! Wasted a Credit.
If Vince Flynn would've written it.
The dialogue, the patch-work story line, the author's inexperience. It was obvious this was one of Thor's earlier works. Some of the lines came straight out of a cheesy Steven Segal movie.
Armand Schultz did an admirable job, considering what he had to work with.
The flaws in this book go way beyond cutting one character.
This book was painful to get through. I'll give Thor another shot with one of his latter works, but I don't have my hopes up.