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!
I loved the story and the narration. I took away one star because of some minor but distracting things to me. Anyone familiar with guns knows the difference between a "clip" and a "magazine". Coes constantly refers to magazines as clips. Also, the term "automatic machine gun" is kind of redundant. This in no way takes away from the great story, but at the same time it should have been caught by an editor.
The characters were realistic and generated emotions.
It demonstrated in an entertaining way the indomitable American spirit and patriotism.
His voice helped to relay the urgency of certain situations and he did a great job changing voices for the various characters.
Hey terrorist: you picked the wrong country to %#@& with!
Great first book...hope it becomes a series!
Right up there with my favorite books by Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy or Daniel Silva.
The reader starts like he's slipping into a coma. It's a little weird and disconcerting, but stick with him because he gets very much better as the book progresses.
The heroes and heroines are in danger. The country is in danger. And the world is in danger. What's better than that?
The bad guys are ruthless and very powerful but the good guys are determined.
The explosive moments are frightening and compelling.
He brings life to the characters. It's a view of them that you just don't always hear in your head as you simply read the book.
Very much so.
If you like thrillers, you will like this book. Period.
But you have to OK with 'F' words and human injury that is a little graphic at times.