Good book. Moves quickly. Great character development.
Great narrator. Wish he read the entire series.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
The second book in the Dewey Andreas series was much better than the first book although it took a while to get going. The first third of the book sets the stage with a lot of back story and not much action, but once Dewey gets involved it starts to pick up. It contains a bit of over the top nationalism but it’s a good ride none the less with a lot of action to keep it going.
Mr. de Vries does a great job with the narration and all of the accents that are needed.
David's Pakastani and Indian accents are perfect.
From time to time, Ben, or his editors, need to do some fact checking, For example, C-130s have aluminum not "steel" wings, and the Eurocopter Panther has a pair of turbine engines running jet fuel not "gas."
I listened to Ben Coes first book and wrote a review praising the research and the attention to detail. I listened to this book expecting the same and was keenly being Australian was keenly interested in the part of the story based here. I was sadly disappointed in the small things, calling a police officer deputy, no such thing as deputy here in Australia, try Constable. And using miles instead of KM's. Australia hasn't used this terminology for over 30 years.
My only other gripe is the way the 'terrorists' are portrayed and they words and language used, I know we all hate terrorists, but the way these terrorists and the language they use is beyond a joke and is unrealistic. I don't recall another spy type thriller where the islamic terrorists constantly used the word Fuck.
I really enjoyed the setup of the story. Unavoidable nuclear war involving India and Pakistan, and dragging in their allies, China and the U.S. Putting that whole thing together was great. I felt that it became a bit more workaday thereafter. I enjoy Dewey Andreas (this was my 2nd) and will probably listen to more.
The narrator did a solid job. The voice characterizations were very strong...at least for someone who doesn't hang around a lot with native Indian speakers. There were a number of terms where I felt he missed the common pronunciations, but it wasn't enough to distract greatly from the story.
Hell yeah!!! Get listen. Coes once again proves that he is a great writer for the genre. Hey if he was good enough for Vince Flynn he's good by me. I loved this book. Just edge of your seat excitement. It goes to places that you never would even think to look. Great Work Ben!!!!
Similar to Vince Flynn and Brad Thor
1,2 Dewy's comin' for you....3,4 it won't matter if you lock your door
The main character, Dewy Andreas, is somewhere between Mitch Rapp (Flynn) and Scot Harvath (Thor) Not quite as good as Rapp, but smarter and a bit less brutish than Harvath. This is what makes him so interesting. Coes makes him is own. Dewy Andreas is truly an organic character. This installment further solidifies Ben Coes's, and in turn, Dewy Andreas's footprint on the genre.
I would try another book from Ben Coes if it were of the same caliber as Power Down - which this book is NOT
Make plot as a exciting and action packed as Power Down
I disliked the amount of time spent describing unnecessary details about the characters and their surroundings.
After Reading Power Down, this book was a HUGE disappointment. So much so, I almost stopped listening to it several times - if I had not paid for it already, I would have. Definitely not worth the money.
Action packed from start to finish. It is definitely worth purchasing!!
He forgot that Jessica is Irish
The death of his two fellow soldiers
I would listen to all of Ben Coes books .I enjoyed the Character of Dewey Andreas
I could not put the book down. just had to read the next line and then the next
He is a superb reader. Shows feeling without being melodramatic.
Several things. Having read Power Down, the development of Dewey 's character, The authors treatment of the State Of Israel. The danger of Jihadist Islam. I think that in the next book the author shows the compassion of the Iranian people. Yet, the danger is still manifested. Loved the introduction of Golda Mier's grandson.
Keep up the good work
Didn't read the print version, but David de Vries did a magnificent job of narrating this story. His range of dialects is exceptional, and was a major contributor to the listening experience.
While there were many "ops" in the story, there was one early in the story that was so detailed that I could imaging being there. Ben Coes does this better than anyone else I've listened to.
Too many to select just one. Character and story development were done very well.
On the brink of annihilation
This is only my second Ben Coes story; however, I have already purchased his other two Dewey Andreas audiobooks. He is a master storyteller!