Incredibly well-written. A spellbinder that mixes International geopolitics, political science, and high tech aerospace science into a heady mix of intrigue and Cold War politics.
I read this book about five years ago and loved it. There are some fascinating parts about espionage, Russian culture and norms, military tactics and other exciting topics. The reading, however, seemed slow and dry. Not a lot of difference between the reader's character voices. I had the same sensation from Steven King's Under a the Dome. Great story with disappointing narration.
As I listened, I kept waiting for the exciting scenes I remembered from my personal reading and they, indeed, were enjoyable, but as an audio book, it didn't do it for me.
Please tell narrator how to pronounce basic Russian words???!!!! It is NOT rodIna but rOdina- for starters
I read the book years ago, and loved it. I saw it in the Audible selections and decided to give it a listen. The narrator brought it to life for me and I caught myself sitting in my car until the story came to a suitable place to stop.
Yes, it is worth the time to listen to.
The Archer because he was always where the action was.
He does a good Marco Ramias.
I am not crazy about all the background war and history information but it is still a great story. Plus a little education on our political history with Russia will help fill the gaps in my public school education.