I've been looking for a new Vince Flynn for awhile and think this comes close. They story was fresh and appealing and the characters were exciting and flawed. I'm looking forward to continuing the series.
As a listener I was a little disappointed with the pace of the narration but sped up the speed to 1.24 and enjoyed.
Mr Hermann does an excellent job of narration - accents and gender
The work is entertaining but i did think a couple times of puting it down due to it unapologetic:
- islamaphobia / jingoism
But these seem to be what you have to live with currently if u want current suspense. Just like - if u want to read original James Bond u have read past the blatant racism and Jame's serial rape / sexisms before u are rewarded with a plot.
It is what it is.
I listen while driving,(alone), and while on break at work. I used to read several books a week. I belonged to Science Fiction Book Club.
I liked what I heard of the story's plot. The reader did a fine job. What I just can't get past is the "hero" being able to beat insurmountable odds, only to miss something that would be obvious to a grade school boy. Then there is the ability for the bad guys to sneak a large amount of a super duper hi tech explosive onto a facility in the middle of nowhere, past a professional security organization. Twice. My suspension of dis-belief fought a valiant effort, but eventually became worn and stretched to tatters.
This novel takes advantage of the negative sentiments the American people have for Arab people, twists it into a high spun terroristic plot, and serves to further disrespect and resentment for non-Anglo racial people. In my opinion, the story is an "out-to-get-you" fiction created to take advantage of current American xenophobia.
Listen to hours of audio books weekly. Some really good and some not so good. Rely on reviewers to stay on the good side.
This book should be mandatory reading for any one who thinks that "911" is the last attack on freedom.
Sometimes hard to follow, but very interesting and intriguing. For the most part it kept my full attention.
CW 26 mls.
I disagree with Gov. Romney's view that this story had no "holes" and "could" all happen and spare me that our "American" oil companies are patriotic good guys.