Absolutely ! In fact I was telling an Audible subscriber about this book the other day. The backdrops to the stories offer the reader an insight into worldwide cultural and political issues; while still maintaining the intrigue of the story.
Yes. I found myself looking for reasons to be in my car o I could hear more
He does a very good job of capturing the personality of each character
I bought this one to try a new author in a 2 for 1 sale, but it's not my taste. I was aware of the short, punchy sentences, woodeny dialogue and the cardboard cutout characters, but I soldiered on to give it a fair shake. The concept is interesting to me, so I thought I could accept its limitations. But when a character was described as a 'brick-sh*thouse of a man" and it wasn't by another character, but the narrator, I was done.
Coup d'Etat is definitley among the top listens. Dewey Andreas is a great character in a great series.
When the two team members were killed and Dewey kidnapped; I never saw that coming.
David de Vries always gives a great performance and this one was no exception.
The lengths Dewey went to in order to save the little girl.
I love this series and can't wait for the next installment.
The story is thought provoking while a bit implausible. If you like the genre, this is definitely a quality book worth spending time with.
The final "shoot-out" ... I won't say more as to ruin the story.
The narrator handled the multiple accents and characters perfectly. Not melodramatic and not monotone. In fact, I was worried that a different author for the second book in the series would ruin things, but the opposite is true. David de Vries puts Peter Herman to shame. I will be looking for more books narrated by David de Vries.
Parts of this book are just not plausible, but in some ways it's like science fiction. You suspend your belief a bit and go with it. On the other hand, some of it is just plausible enough to make you worry about nuclear weapons in the hands of Pakistan.
The writing reads well, and while not perfect, the story pulls you in with enough unpredictability to keep the suspense and interest until the very end.
You are the sum of what you read!
This second book in the series was a disappointment. The characters were flat and the plot was implausible. The plot line seemed to get bogged down in inconsequential details and that which should have been more detailed were cut short.
I would have liked it if they would have kept the original narrator, Peter Hermann. This guy does not even take the time to keep them same accents or even try to change his voice for when a female is supposed to be speaking. Its very monotone compared to Peter and it completely ruined the story. It made me realize that the narrator really makes the story.
For instance, in Book One Jessica has a slight Irish accent. In this book she has almost a country accent.
Story is blah compared to Book 1. Hopefully Book 3 is better
Yes, it's a fun listen. Easy to lose yourself in it.
Not so much on the edge of my seat as interested. It was very predictable yet fun.
Meh. It was okay. Kind of liked Peter Hermann better.
The book was great. Ben Coes is a great author. David de Vries the narrator can't no an Irish accent for Jessica? Even I can do an Irish accent, who can't? So book one she has an Irish accent and book two she doesn't. Go back and listen to Peter Hermann the first narrator and practice.
Try to use an Irish accent for Jessica!
I listen to a lot of books while driving my semi. In my opinion....A good audio book is one that chews up concrete and makes me not want to stop driving even when the log book says I have to.
This actually is a bit of a continuation from his first book "Power Down Dewy" But I had listened to it first. It works either way without having to figure much out, but if you have both you'd be better off listening to the first book first.
I wont go into a lot of detail, but I think Ben Coes really hit on something with just how easy something that starts out minor can escalate into countries going into a war that might bring the entire world into it. That's a pretty scary idea, and with some of the actual players in the same place as the book.....It's damn scary to think something like that could be possible. I know that's totally vague, but I really don't want to say much more without giving too much away.
Let me say this...I'm a trucker and this was a good listen that helped me chew up several hundred miles. Some compared this series to the Mitch Rapp series....I can see that, but where that series pretty much takes you on a roller coaster of action from early on this series goes deep into several aspects of what is going on....So you get the action, but you also get a bit of journalistic view of what's happening behind the scenes....