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!
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....
This has been one of the best books I've listened to in a good while.I love Vince Flynn but have listened/read all of his and so I am constantly looking for other similar authors. This is Coes second book and I am excited for his third book and any future books he will write! Sometimes the political side of things can be boring in books but Coes makes even those parts very exciting in here. The narrator does a good job of keeping you captivated and using different voices for people with the same accents.
I was a bit disappointed in this book. The author set a super high standard in his first book "Power Down", which I thought to be one of the best books of this genre ever written. There is an interview between Governor Mitt Romney and Ben Coes at the end of the book, and Mr. Romney stated something that I have also noticed in many spy/military action thrillers, which is that many authors don't bother to do their homework and they make allot of "little mistakes" (Romney) and he goes on to praise Mr. Coes for being diligent in getting the minor facts straight which allows the listener to "suspend disbelief" when asked to accept something major in the story that might be borderline believable. Power Down was an outstanding example of that kind of discipline. I said to myself at the time that the real test will be if the author can continue to meet the standards he has set when his publisher is after him to produce....and do it now!....Well, unfortunately, I feel that Mr. Coes failed somewhat in that respect.
One of the "little things" that was so blatant in this book that just bugged me throughout the entire book was the authors reference to the muzzle or barrel of a gun as being a "Nozzle"! The definition of nozzle is a device designed to control the flow of FLUID! What are they killing each other with? Water guns? Maybe that's being picky, but it only took me about three seconds to Google that little common sense fact, surely the author or the publisher should have caught that if they weren't is such a big hurry to get to print. There were several other "big mistakes" that in my opinion made the story just a little too unbelievable....especially expecting the listener to believe that the United States of America would actually do what is done in the ending without major international repercussions.
That being said I still gave the book an overall four stars, and a large part of that was because of the outstanding job of the audio performer, David de Vries. Although I can't say that I would place the tone of the readers voice as being in my top 5 favorites (George Guidall comes to mind) I have to say he was especially good with Indian accents and did a decent job with Australian and Israeli accents as well. In the end I would have to say that overall I enjoyed the book, and I will probably get the third book in the series, which hopefully will be written with a little more of the intellectual discipline of the first.