The story is great. Simple but good. A real action hero story. With many and great action scenes. No dull moments.
This is a book in the line with the writer Andy McNab. I like the genre
The narrating by Jay Snyder is fabulous. What a great voice. He can do al different kind of characters. He really puts an extra dimension to the story.
The main character is luckier than Rambo.
There are other problems. For example, the head of a major security firm that conducts assinations, does not have any personal security and is completely unable to protect his family -- he has to rely on one man to help.
I enjoyed this book. It was a little different from what you usually find in this genre, but kept to much of the basic formula as well. Great first book. The other books in the series were not quite as good, but still entertaining.
Absurd storyline. Narrator is good and enjoyable, but this story is so full of holes that it is a laugh. Yet it is a fun listen if you can ignore the unbelievable plot.
This was the best action thriller I've listened to in a long while. Excellent narration added to an already engaging and fast-paced story.
Nice performance by Mr. Snyder as narrator. That's the good news. As to the story, it would be kind to say the plot was thin, the action remotely believable or the characters were 2 dimensional.
I am aware that a suspension of disbelief is necessary to enjoy this genre, and I have enjoyed the entire Vince Rapp series, and just about every Ludlum, Clancy, Haig, Silva and Lee Child book I've read or listened to, but asking me to believe that he can (mini-spoiler) deliver 30 kicks hard enough to break a cement bench in 10 seconds (with a bullet wound in his thigh and his feet cut up by glass), or any of 15 other even more unbelievable feats of will and strength to propel the story forward might push the envelope a little too far.
There is no mystery as to why anything is happening, who the bad guys are, who is double-crossing the lead character or whether he will succeed in reaching his goal. Almost every scene with the main antagonist is used primarily to enforce the idea that he is the most vile, evil man you could imagine rather than to flesh out his motives, move the story forward or provide any backstory beyond the very simplistic plot.
The action is non-stop, but repetitious, rather like hearing about one after another of a series of Battle Royales in Pro Wrestling back-to-back. And while the dialogue is possibly more stilted than anything George Lucas ever wrote, at least it is so predictable that you can recite it along with the narrator, even though you have never heard the book before.
If you wan to listen to this book, listen to the first hour or so, then skip ahead an hour, listen for 5 minutes, skip another hour, listen for 5 minutes, and repeat until last 20 minutes. After you then listen to the last 20 minutes, you'll be able to say you made it through this dreck without missing a thing.
When I saw that it was recommended by Audible I checked out the description and it sounded interesting. The plot was very good (though predictable) which is why I gave it two rather than zero stars. While the plot was certainly fast paced, the characters were like game avatars. They were for the most part one dimensional. When the book was over I ceased to think about them at all. Empty calories.
He did the best he could.
Me. As the listener.
Fast paced action thriller, thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Looking forward to more in this series.
An enjoyable ride that the narrator maneuvers smoothly. His great voice inflection brings to life the interesting characterizations built by the author.
Great book...narrator is perfect and the action is non-stop....I kept exercising long after my allotted time so I could get to next chapter....worth every penny