the 2-reader format is extremely distracting
Jennifer, she's a quick study
Perhaps individually but not in a tag-team format like this book
Had to give it two tries. The 2-reader format was too distracting and I gave up. After reading so many positive reviews of the book I gave it a second try.
So no...it wasn't worth the listening time.
The storyline was good but the audio book was very difficult to get through. It has 2 readers, one for the background and another for the character's. It takes on a "meanwhile back at the ranch" feel. Additionally there are times when the background reader does the character voices in context and it makes it very distracting.
I see that the rest of the series is formatted the same way. think I'm going to have pass, at least in the audio version.
The author has a solid start to a series and is clearly a talented writer, but the narration is almost comical. It seems like they made no effort to pick narrators with any voice talent.
I constantly felt like the book was being narrated by a mixture of Sesame street characters and Norm McDonald. This made the narration seem comical. On the upside, it was not a monotone narration and still managed to suck me into the story, rather than make me feel like it was being read to me. This made the book listenable, but I constantly found myself rolling my eyes or laughing during scenes that were supposed to convey drama.So, while it certainly was much better than most Tom Clancy books that have Ben Stein type narration, it was definitely far below expectation based on previous Audible experiences.
The Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn are the only books I've read / listened too that get 5 stars. Still, a 4 star rating is pretty high up there from me. I found the writing and plot better than most other suspense / espionage books from popular authors that I've come across
A complete moron
Shot the narrator, and then found someone with half a brian
I was only able to stomach 30 minutes of it. He makes the "hit" team sound like a bunch of excited school girls, not professionals. He makes the president and general sound like a couple of NY City Thugs - just horrible.
I felt like throwing up
Pike Logan joins Mitch Rapp, Alex Hawke, Jack Ryan, and all of Clive Cussler's heroes in the quest to make the world safe for democracy. I must say that I enjoyed this book very much as the plot was quite involved aqnd the story moved very fast. I usually listen to these stories on the way to my classes at both colleges that I teach at, However, this book I had to listen to at home. It ended to quickly.
Great real world story line.
Clive Cussler's work.
No. Thought narration was distracting. Having a man narrate a woman;s portion is okay as long as it is none done in a high pitched voice.
This was an excellent novel, especially for the first one from a new author. I chose to read this book because I knew Brad Taylor in college and honestly I wasn't expecting much since the other reviews were horrible. I was amazed what a great book it was. The story was fascinating and every turn kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters felt real and I was right there with Pike and Jennifer from the US, South America, and Europe. Although the book is fiction, the book was written from a knowledge base that made the story believable. Not like some books where you think "that could never happen". Brad did a great job writing the book and I can't wait to read the next one.
The only thing I found distracting was having a man do a poor imitation of Jennifer's voice in the book. If a book is going to have two narrators, maybe the one who does the woman's voice should be a woman? Otherwise overall great audio book!
This was so poorly written. Sounded like a high school term paper.
Much of the story is just so lame, and contrived. I am at a loss of words to express my dissatisfaction with book.
This one was so bad, I am returning it.
This was my first Brad Taylor and I will definitely read more. It's fast paced, well rooted in the author's military experience and absolutely packed with great action. Highly recommended for fans of Vince Flynn and Lee Child.
I enjoyed the story. At times, I found it hard to follow all the bad guys.
I didn't like the voice he used for the female lead. He was trying to sound feminine, but ended up whining.
I can see this book as a movie. It has a lot of action and covers a lot of the globe. It would probably be another "Jack Reacher" type movie.
This was a spy mystery covering a lot of territory.
The single worst combination of story and narration I've ever heard. First book I have put down and won't pick back up in a long time. Very pre-mature story line and even worse narration. Wish I could say something nicer about this book as I was looking for a new author and series. This wasn't it.