It's a good story, and I'd agree that the political stuff can be too much sometimes, but overall I really like these books since I've listened to all the Mitch Rapp series at least twice and need some other sort of fix :-)
Lou Diamond Philips really made the experience great, however. Listening to older books such as The Bear and the Dragon, really make you appreciate the style of Lou Diamond Philips... especially when there are so many different characters and so much dialog. It definitely helps me follow the story since I'm not great with remembering all the names!
The voices. He makes the story really easy to follow.
No I would not.
Haven't, but his good.
I would cut out the rightwing wackadoodle screeds included in the book. This Mark Greaney doesn't build characters but caricatures built on his political ideologies. As with Vince Flynn what started as good characters and story lines just becomes ponderous prose and not good reading, unless your some rightwing reactionary.
Isnt it about time these OLD authors just give it up rather than farming out the franchise to wannabe's.
Lou Diamnond Phillips narration makes you think that you are in the same room with the characters listening to real conversations.
The ending leaves you wnating to read the next book immediately! Hurry up Tom!
Lou Diamond Phillips makes the characters come alive. I never knew he could do so many voices and accents so well.
Love mystery, Favs-Clancy, King,
I haven't read (listened) to a Tom Clancy book in years because of his work straying from hie early days. I took a chance and was not disappointed! Great fast paced story. Great story telling by Lou Diamond Phillips. I hope to hear another book he reads. Classic Tom Clancy with great details of a crazy area in the world.
Another amazing book from Tom Clancy. After listening to this one, I'm wishing that the next one will be out soon -- I won't spoil it but there's a cliff-hanger at the end that's leaving me wisihing the next one was already out. Definately a must-"read"
too much information
too much repetition (are we morons with limited memory, or what?)
it was a major struggle to finish this
Charles Dickens without a doubt, you can keep this third rate action packed drivel.
Lou Diamond Philips was an excellent narrator- the only thing that kept me with this until the miserable and inevitable end
disappointment, boredom, annoyance
I took this book to apply some light relief after a couple of Jo Nesbo books. Guess what ? for me now it is DIckens and then a couple more Nesbo real thrillers!
2nd best Tom Clancy book I've listened too. Among all the audio books???? A Tom Clancy book is like watching an action movie, it doesn't make you any smarter, but it's enjoyable and a good diversion. Not to say I'm ashamed to be a fan, I'm not, I just can't compare his work to Mark Twain.
It was hard to stop listening. LDP is a great narrator, he makes the story come alive.
His accents, intonation, and style kept me interested. Some narrators can really be tedious and boring, but LDP seems enthusiastic and works hard to get the characters right. I will definitely listen to any Tom Clancy book he reads.
I really like the action in Tom Clancy's books, I'm not as big of a fan of the politics, but overall they're worth it and I will continue to listen especially with a great narrator.
A commercial shoot-em-up thiller with a body count in the thousands and an f-bomb count to match. The highlight was the narration by Lou Diamond Phillips, which was superb.
It will appeal to some people.
The narration was fabulous and on the whole the story was entertaining, with plenty of action sequences. However the plot line was a little bare and was fairly predictable. The characters got a little confusing in the middle and the ending seemed hastily thrown together compared to the earlier chapters.
Probably not, at least in the near future. I might listen later
Yes, I like Tom Clancy's books and this is the first time I have heard of Mark Greaney.