The story was good and the narration was great (love George). If you like rockem socken adventure you will like this book.
This was one of those books that I couldn't wait to get back to everytime I had to turn it off. Lots of action and intrigue, great story line and characters.
The story is good and the characters are pretty well developed. George Guidall was amazing -- as always.
His ability to help the listener distinguis characters with voices and inflections without sounding cheesy is impressive.
So much of it seemed contrived. WARNING: some may consider this next part a spoiler. Thor's heroes and villains are all described as meticulous top operatives, yet they screw up so often and ultimately so predictably that it becomes difficult to take any of the "thrilling" parts seriously. In one "thrilling" battle scene Thor needs both guys for a later scene so after a furious and lengthy gun fight in the dark where they both lay ingenious traps for each other and fill the air with flying lead, neither one is killed and the villain escapes through a trap door. Or in another scene where a bad guy is two feet in front of a tied-up good guy and pointing his pistol right at him when a bunch more good guys run through the door for the rescue...a lengthy gun battle follows but the bad guy gets away (through a hidden door) and then we discover that the bad guy shot the tied-up good guy...but didn't kill him. Because we still need him later in the story. And tis is the SECOND time that bad guy shot someone at close range and didn't kill him. He needs some shooting lessons. But no, Thor has given us this guy's history and he is a "meticulous top operative" so he is very competent as a killer, unless Thor needs the guy to be killed in a later scene. Or another scene where an agent very cleverly gets the drop on a bad guy coming for her but then fails to notice that he has a knife, and then gets distracted by a cup of tea, and then alternately knows how to fight and doesn't know how to fight, I guess to prolong the "thrilling" knife fight. I have just arrived at the place in the book where we discover how it is that a bad guy (who one of the good guys distinctly remembers that he killed) is still alive. I am not surprised at all. I expect to hear about a thrilling battle followed by a narrow escape, if I can stand to listen to it. Don't get me wrong...I like thrilling battle scenes followed by narrow escapes, but there have already been six or seven of them and it is wearing me down. Worse, it seems contrived. Like every time we need a narrow escape, lo and behold, a trap door. I suspect that "Brad Thor" is just his writer's name. His real name is "Trap Door"
No. Vince Flynn is over the top but I can listen to his stuff and not feel completely jerked around. At least Flynn's top operatives know how to shoot. And so far, no trap doors.
George Guidall is always good. One of the consistently good narrators.
I am not sure I can finish it. Maybe there will be some redeeming qualities later. So far...
Maybe the abridged version leaves out some of the narrow escapes through trap doors.
Get another actor to voice the book because this guy was way too old. Sounded like my grandpa was reading to me, which is NOT what I want for Scott Harvath
Some surprises and turns.
The actor who did the first two books.
Good book but almost ruined by an actor who sounds like he's in his 80s.
Well this proves it George Guidall can save even the worst,poorly written book. WHAT A DOG this one is!! The only reason to listen is to marvel at what a performer Mr. Guidall is. So many of these "hero saves the world" international thrillers are not very believable SO forget about a dozen nukes hidden for twenty plus years, a world domination plot by a super power that no one leaks, a former seal who is allowed to take control of the team.....forget all that. What about a guy who muddled through basically failing every mission and still saves the world? A foreign super spy who is portrayed as a ditsy blonde? A seal who doesn't know to keep the dang fire door from a stairwell closed when there is a raging inferno on the other side? Who seems surprised when it blows up in his face? So on and so on and so on. It's not that it's unbelievable, it's that it is STUPID! What a waste of time and money. George you are the greatest. Brad you are the worst. The end
I really liked the storyline but the narrator made me loose interest repeatedly. The characters sounded old, and many times could not tell the difference between the characters.