Forty minutes into this book I had to give it the hook. All middle easterners are 'camel jockies', even the ones who represent their countries at the U.N. I love a good thriller, but it wasn't possible for me to respect this one because of the ethnic biases so obvious from the start.
I gave it short shrift so really shouldn't try to answer this question.
If you are looking for a shoot from the hip action thriller, you may find what you want in this one. Robinson paints a frank no nonsense look at the SEALs and what it takes to do that job. He gives you a good look at the mindset of the radicals our military have to deal with on a daily basis. No matter where you are on the matter of "Due Process' for terrorists I think you will enjoy this thriller. I liked the performance of the narrator but I feel there were places in the story where a slower pace to his words would have been more effective. I have read a couple of Robinson's books and this was the best of the lot.
First the plot makes no sense. The U.S. courts free only 4 prisoners and they just happen to be the most dangerous in the world. What happened to all the other terrorists? The hero is the most inept Seal in any story I've listened to. He had these terrorists in his sights multiple times but chose to do nothing. I don't want to give the story away, but instead of trying to take the terrorists out at a remote location, he allows them to proceed to a populated area before taking any action. Terrible writing.
Not from this genre, just from this author and narrator.
I think he is the same guy who narrates the struggle of the Water Buffalo on the Savannah. Terrible.
Dissappointment. I don't understand how others could rate this book as high as they did. I bought it on ratings and am very disappointed.
Save your credit.
saying this is just a fictional story is like saying Fox News is FAIR AND BALANCED! ITS LAUGHABLE! Believe what you want, to each they're own, but at least have the balls to stand up and say who and what you are. I noticed enough in the first book to know this author was a far right wing crazy but it didn't effect the book as much. there is so much of it in this one that after the first couple hours a story hasn't even begun to develop.
p.s. Bush was one of the worst, most inept presidents this country has ever seen. So glad we have a capable man in there now and with any luck a capable women later this year!
This is a great book. The plot is well structured, in part a documentary (or so it seems), always entertaining. It may be argued that it is a bit boys own adventure, the good guys win but in my view it's about time. Gentlemen if you have to do an an Australiain accent, please dont. Very please to have bought this book.
yes I would. One of Robinsons very best books, and I've listened/read all. Very good, and current, storyline that makes you think. It is taken to what I consider the only logical conclusion. very well written
The plot did keep you on the edge of your seat simply because of the possiblity , certainly in todays political and legal environment, of there interference in what obviously needed to be done.
I had never heard him before, but i liked his narrative, and would listento others of his. He put the emotion need in front of you
several extreme reactions. laughing at the stupidity and selfrightiousness of the polictions---and crying for the same reasons!!!! He has totally captured the real mindset of what these crazies really want, and intend to do to all of us.
Anyone who doubts what these zealots intend to do here--regardless of how long it takes them, should read this book.
I enjoy military/spy/adventure books and will suspend my grasp of reality to indulge in a little rooting for the good guys. Unfortunately "Intercept" spends most of its narrative railing about the soft liberal left wing and how it aids terrorism. It is more than happy to characterize all Muslims as celebrating the events of 9/11.
I only made it 1/4 of the way through before I just could not dismiss its one sided view of the world.
This story could have been much better if the characters were "allowed" to interact...this is more of a true narrator watching the story and describing it rather than the individuals actually conversing. It was well into the story before you actually get the conversation of characters. The story could be much better if they were developed and you could get to "know" them. Later in the story when there is a bit more interaction the "best of the best" Navy SEAL sounds like he doesn't know what to do...and the terrorists, described as the "best" have conversations where they clearly have no clue how to be a terrorist.
Much of the storyline could have been excellent as the atmosphere of the government etc. rang true in many ways. Descriptions of the liberal media, government , judges sounded real. Unfortunately the story wasn't cleaned up/edited to make it the believable and exciting storyline it could have been. I was most disappointed in this because the SEAL star could/should have been used in a far more awesome way than he was.
Christian Chaplain (DD degree) Social Activist
The narrator brings the words TO LIFE!
Another fantastic book by Patrick is TO THE DEATH. Wonderful story...full of details that make the story come alive!
I suffer from chronic pain (from a spinal injury) and from chronic atypical migraine headaches (both from an auto accident). Consequently, I have a lot of "down time", where I have to retreat to a cold, dark room for up to 5 days at a time. Thank the Lord, I can still listen to music or books, and audiobooks have provided many hundreds of hours of diversion for me. The narrator, Charles Leggett, has a God-given ability to take the words, and the intent of the words by the author, and make those words COME ALIVE, and turn those into an "audio masterpiece"! I don't watch TV, choosing to listen to radio, music and audiobooks instead. I wll certainly listen to more of Mr Leggett's narration...if the source material interests me, that is!
Too many to list!
The perfect narrator for this book by Patrick Robinson!