This book started out with promise, but in the end was disappointing. With a good book i don't want it to end. With this book I found myself anxious for it to end. Too many holes in the plot and the details. Too much graphic violence for me. The author seemed to look for any and every opportunity to drop the F-bomb. This is much easier than using words and language to describe a characters anger, frustration, etc.
No, I wouldn't recommend this book.
To get a better idea of my background. I am a working class white male in my forties. I love good fiction, and I love smart books. I have drifted towards a lot of European writers like Reginald Hill, Val McDermid.,Etc....
I am going to preface this by saying it is probably one of the better plots I have ever heard. A very frightening concept and overall - A good story line.
That was the good. This is the bad - For me anyway.
Peter Hermann has a very good voice..................But - It was unnervingly distractive every time he spoke through gritted teeth to express anger or frustration in his characters. 1st - They all sound the same when he spoke through gritted teeth. You knew which character, only because of where you were in the book. Plus - He was gritting his teeth when his charachters even thought angry. More importantly - The main charachter never stopped thinking or talking angry. I probably would have enjoyed the book more if I read it instead. One of the reasons I stopped listening to Scott Brick narrated books.
Ben Coes overall had a great story line. I realize some situations will be embellished in a book - But some things just did not add up no matter what. There is no way an ex anything could demand the things that Dewy demanded from the FBI ect.... Or - The fact that they included him in evrything.
Still thinking about the fact that after Dewy stabbed somebody - He dug a bullet out of his shoulder not long after without any referance to even attempt to sanitize the blade. I mean - Wash it with warm water and soap.
If the story line was more realistic instead of the obiviously ridiculous scenarios like a 2 man team (of nobody's) breaking into a wet works building in another country with security that's so bad it makes a wal-mart look like the pentagon, it would have been better.
I won't compare this to Vince Flynn.... Dewy is not supposed to be Mitch Rapp - And he isn't - That's for sure.
Sorry - It was a few things a way from being great.
the back ground it gave you a clear idea who all the playings are and their history.
yes very much so
It was to over the top you can see whats going to happen before it happens
good book I enjoyed it like I said the story line seemed predictable, and bit over the top.
Its a great story, well written, fast and exciting.
There was a interview with the author done by Mitt Romney.
Its not that I don't like Mitt, but I pick these books up to escape politics not to hear more from our politicians (this interview is not political!) but using him makes it political
I would not hesitate to recommend this book to a friend and the only reason I gave this a 1 overall was due to the interview mentioned above.
What is most important to me is the story, the characters and the pace. These reviews are rated "Dude".
Its just nice to find another good character that kicks ass
guy minding his own, then all hell breaks loose.
well, he did not make me want to stop listening so that is a plus in my book
yeah, not many men can perform surgery on themselves and not cry like a little girl.
good dude book
I really enjoy the books I read and hear!
Power Down has me sitting at the edge of my seat. What a powerful book. Non stop action, riveting! All I can say is WOW!
This story will make you do a couple extra laps around the block; because its that good. Action packed and realistic.
All of the above are mentioned in this book, especially America the Great over and over. I greatly admire America but this was a bit much. It must be an election year! An interview with Romney comes at the end of the first short story and is then followed by a sequel story. Never have I listened to a book that was interrupted by an interview with the author.
As mentioned by others, Dewey is larger than life and performs missions impossible. Character development is poor and I had great trouble figuring out who was who - so much so that I found myself back tracking a couple of sections to try and figure it out. Then there is that long scene describing numerous weapons ad nauseam.
There are some enjoyable, exciting scenes but so disjointed the flow is stilted. I think the narrator did his best with the material handed him. He too sounded stilted at times as he tried to make sense of things.
Alas, I bought the sequel, Coup d'Etat. I will read it but don't expect much.
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who likes a hard core action story.
I listen to audio books while I drive, so I can't say it kept me on the edge of my seat, but I can say that I wasn't in a hurry to get to where I was going.
Peter Hermann has a voice that's easy to listen to.
Don't mess with Dewey Andreas.
Born to read
I finally decided to listen to this story and boy was it a roller coaster! It was hard to go to work and be social -I had to keep listening - this has notstop action. I am not gong to tell you the story others have already done that -- just say the good guys win and the bad guys dont!
the story is not policallly correct -- but hey Dewey saves the day - the tough american!