I have to admit that I re-started three times. I could not get into it. I'm not one to quit a book and I am so glad. Give it a few chapters and it becomes a book you won't want to put down. It was very exciting. It was much better than I expected after reading some of the bad reviews. I thought the narrator was terrific and made a good book even better. His different accents were excellent. It was very clear as to which character was talking. I would definitely recommend this book. I'm anxious to find another of his books to listen to and hopefully with the same narrator.
As a huge fan of Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath, I can say that Dewey Andreas has also gained a new fan! It's hard not to compare but this was an incredibly well written story! I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series.
Sort of - very promising start but quickly devolves into endless subplots, detailed histories of minor characters, and - my god - pages and pages and pages of boardroom meetings. I often forgot what was going on because Coes takes long and meaningless tangents.
He's competent but has a habit of exhaling loudly after each sentence.
Great story but the authors knowledge of firearms and tactics needs some work.
No problem at all with the narrator.
Yes. A little slow at the beginning but it was needed to set up the story. Hopefully the follow up books will be a little faster into the actual story.
Author needs to do some research on tactics and firearms. Author apparently doesn't know the difference between a "magazine" and a "clip". Also, doesn't know that law enforcement doesn't stand in front of a door or a car trunk when they are searching it for suspects. Ben could use some instruction from people like Brad Thor on how to research a topic to make it realistic. Vince Flynn was also very good at this.
The narrator read every character with a monotone voice. There are so many plots and subplots that I soon got bored and erased the book. Couldn't finish. I'm surprised about the positive reviews.
Try "the rook" if you want a good read
What a ridiculous hero who would believe all those adventures I couldn't take it seriously, his injuries which he operated on himself ridiculous!
Won't be buying any more of Ben coes books!
A must read/listen for all you action/thriller junkies out there. Dewey packs a punch! A perfect introduction to Ben Coes. Also, read by the amazing Peter Hermann bringing the action to life.