Listening to good books from around the world, in the comfort of home....
The first few things I would say are boring, tedious, uninspired, and you most likely think I didn't care for this book or style of the book....you would be 100%correct. I started this book over at least 10 different times and the only memorable part for me is about some guy putting out a cig, but if he had known he was going to die in 13 min. He would have smiled it all
This book is jam packed with action, starting from the first pages and not letting up until the very end. It would be enough for me to leave it at that, but there is so much more to it. While full of action and adventure, there is also real science, geography, history, treachery, betrayal, determination, ingenuity, perseverance, love, and heartbreak. I dare say that there is something to interest everyone in this book. The first book in the SIGMA force series, I am already looking forward to more.
Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!
I have started the Vince Flynn Series. Much better! More action and realistic. Too many "magical" type things.
John Meagher was an excellant reader. Not many men can get the female voice to sound believable but he did. I was also able to distinguish between the male voices. Nice.
The story line was interesting but I felt it had too much anti-matter information. It was better when the info-lectures were over and they returned to the plot.
I probably will not buy another book in this series due to the over-loading of information not vital to the plot. But we'll see.
This is the first of a series about Sigma Force, an undercover team of military operatives. I chose this book not because of the military theme but because of the slightly supernatural archaeological theme. I was not disappointed, there seemed to be just the right amount of military ops without overshadowing the other aspects of the story. I will be trying out the next book to see if I have found another new series.
Great set of topics, conspiracy, history, "secret agent" stuff, a good portion of weapon and tactical nerdiness (even though he makes some mistakes referencing various arms and calibers), and finally with some good 'ol mystical magic and spirituality for good measure.
Interesting non-perfect characters with their individual flaws and excellence, surprising turn of events and some unusual settings.
Simply a terrible reader who does not appear to be excited about what he reads, with a too young a voice to match the depth of the topics and simply with a poor acting ability. A narrator has to have a much more sophisticated disposition and mastery of accents to match the breadth of the characters in the international settings in this story.
I would love to hear more in the series but since it's the same narrator in the second book I'm going to read it instead. I really cant stand that narrator. In fact, I couldn't even finish the first book on audio. It really is an unfortunate match.
I don't know. I liked the story but the narration was awful. I don't know if he actually read it like this or if it was edited after the fact but he goes so fast, no pauses even at the end of chapters, and every sentence sounds the same. If I got distracted for even five seconds we would be in a completely different location and time in the story listening to different characters. You couldn't tell because he reads like one big run on sentence.
Given the choice, no. I really want to listen to the next book in the series though and he's the reader. I guess I'll tough it out for one more book and then enjoy the new readers for the rest of the series,
Over dramatized. Got a few chapters in and just couldn't take anymore. The story has to many thing going on and everything is "overly (artificially) exciting"
I can not say if it is the narration of the story itself or a little of both. I love the story. Its well told, detailed when needed. Historical significance defined and explained. A great Indiana Jones, Mummy, Tomb Raider type story. Add in the military from the US government, from some unknown organization. Chase through the desert to decipher clues. Great story. Even a touch of romance, but not by any means the main story line, its barely even a side story but enough to make it interesting.
However I find I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it. And I think that is due to the length. The narration is good, and its not slow but it seems to cause the story to drag and I just found myself saying get on with it already. But I don't feel like it is anything that needs to be removed from the story I just think it is how it unfolds with the narration with reading, I could read it faster then I can listen too it.
All and all I recommend it, unless you are like me and you want the information at a faster pace.