I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Oh yes! I do suggest you listen to Book 1 first.
Very much so!
I like the way he does the male voices. Everyone sounds different and great with the foreign accent.
Where every place needs onetime or another.
This was a great listen and Ben Coes is a great author. I look forward to checking out his third book.
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Rarely do I give 5 stars but this book was a non stop listening.
Yes, the more I listened, that better it got
Am a de Vries fan now.
Very good. It was not up to Flynn or Thor standards but I enjoyed the story.
When Dewey kills the terrorist on the plane.
Excellent ability to alter his voice for characters.
No. It was good but took some time getting into it.
The time frames for the Coup were unrealistic and could not be carried out in real life.
The particular attention to minor details adds to clarify the story and enhance the mental picture
narrator did a good job, but compared to the narrator of the first book who made Dewey sound like a snarling pit bull, which by the way matched his character perfectly, this narrator made Dewey sound like a kid...not quite as menacing as I think the author intended.
Non-stop action, thrills, and suspense from start to finish. I enjoyed POWER DOWN and recommend it highly, but COUP D'ETAT pushed the thrill level to the nuclear end of the scale as Dewey Andreas races to save us from World War III.
David de Vries' performance is masterful. Sometimes accents and gender inflections can spoil the listening experience. In this case an excellent novel is enhanced by extraordinary narration of a book that would be a test for any narrator. Mr. de Vries passes the test with an A+. I'd like to hear more novels of this genre read by him.
The book and narration are superior entertainment. If you are fan of contemporary politcal action thrillers, and you are on the fence about getting COUP D'ETAT...jump down on the side of Ben Coes. You will not be disappointed.
Significanlty better naration than the first in the series. I almost didn't give this one a fair shot. Well written and produced. Mr Coes and Mr de Vries kept me in play the entire novel and I'm excited for the next adventure.
This is a great alternate for Flynn and Thor fans.
I love these books and this one was extra specail. I loved it, ever aspect!
Very exciting and you'll not want to stop listening.
Constant, believable excitment
It was just plain great
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
A great story. A action packed plot which gives insight into the historic and current clash between the Islamic Pakistan and the Hindu India. Shows how the US and China could get involved in a horrific war if Pakistan were ruled by a extreme radical cleric as its President, with control of nuclear bombs. This story goes beyond most counter-terrorist stories in that this story shows what might happen if the hero is too late to stop the deployment of a tactical nuclear bomb. This is an intelligent as well as super action packed novel narrated by David de Vries, who does a far superior job of narration in this second in the series starring the hero, Dewey Andreas. Helps us understand why Pakistan is not the best friend of America and why we need to view their friendship carefully. Now I understand why President Obama did not trust the Pakistani government when we staged the successful kill of Osama Bin Laden. President Obama has balls.
Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.
Like many, I am a BIG fan of Flynn's Rapp and Child's Reacher. I intend for them the highest respect when I say Dewey belongs on their same Mt Rushmore of outstanding modern day action heroes..... After listening to Power Down I immediately bought/downloaded Coup D'etat but was sure it could not be "as good" as the first. IT IS as good. Ben Coes' two books (a third is not yet on audio) MUST be read in sequence for maximum understanding.
Yes, this gendre has predictable plots and I have read/listened to enough of them to become quite adept at "knowing whats going to happen". That said, Coes manages to get Dewey in some unexpected situations.
I don't dissect my audio books for minute literary flaw, I simply enjoy them. I have enjoyed Ben Coes & Dewey VERY MUCH. MORE PLEASE Mr Coes.