This is book 7 - the people and their characters are developed. This story is kind of half baked. Not quite done. Book is ~13hrs long and should have been 25+ to take this to the level it should have been.
None... None of the story line is as complete as it should be. Dick Hill done his usual great job with the telling of the story, it's just not complete.
I've listened to about 400 books in the last 3 years. This whole series of the Presidential Agent is at least in the top two books in a series. Every booki in this series is relevant and the characters have developed so well since the beginning book. I love every one of them.
I listen to too many books to make a comparison against one. Well developed characters and great suspense and action and story lines. I already await the next one.
Dick Hill is one of the best and particularly well suited to this series. Love his portral of all of the main characters but Charlie and Fernando are probably my favorites. The previous book in this series was not read by Dick Hill and it totally killed it for me and many others. Dick Hill
Lots of suspense and there is always some sarcastic humor in this series. Love every minute of it.
I just hate waiting for a year or more for the next one. Griffin is involved in so many series, which are all good, but this series has always been my favorite
This is better than The Outlaws, both in terms of story and narrator. Although you can really hear the influence of Griffin's son Butterworth. He is just not as good a writer. Some of Hill's voices changed but that is to be expected by the 7th book in the series. But, previously unknown character relationships, i.e. the mutual dislike of McNabb and Naylor, are disturbing and not necessary for story development.
All in all worth the listen and I hope that the next in the series, almost certainly written mostly by the son will be more in the style of a younger WEB Griffin. You get the impression Butterworth needs to read his dad's books more carefully in the future before writing a sequel.
I wait for the new WEB Griffin books just to stay up on the series I like. While these are good story lines, they are predictable just like his other series. This story is ok. Just that OK. I do like the characters somewhat.Where is Sergeant Major Jack Davidson now?There is a good adjunct plot deviation with
I am extremely tired of the ongoing fight between Pevsner & Charlie over who is tsar.Can we move on?The SVR/Putin line is getting old. Get the SOF Chain of Command straight. Hire somebody to give you advice. This mistake is extremely aggravating.The editing is getting poor. I still don't get the conflict between Naylor VS McNabb/Charley.
Hill does ok.I really wish he used a different inflection for Vic D'Alesandro.
Yes, don't buy another one until I get through with my aggravation.
Only buy this if you are keeping up with the series.
Geez! Whacko president and our hero dodges the bullet once again. You gotta wonder if the author created a president from a combination of W Bush and Lyndon Johnson....mostly the latter. Paranoid, controlling and micromanaging. On to the last and newest book in the series.
Entertaining anr masterfully performed.
Storyline is "believable" and keeps you wanting more. The "mad" president is masterfully performed by Dick Hill.
I have listened too many readers/performers, but Dick Hill makes every book he reads better and more entertaining than anyone else.
Now that I finished the entire series, I am thinking that this series should have have ended successfully at three or so.
I love series books and characters. Hope there will be more to come. The story line of this series gets you sucked in and wishing cor more. Start from book one.
Say something about yourself!
Covert Warrior is the 7th book in the Presidential series. It is well worth the read. Same great character development. Sa,e great plot development. Covert Warriors is a fun enjoyable read. It is also very Understandable to those non military types out there. I would suggest reading the whole series.Although WEB Griffin fills you in on some of the past stories and adventures, it is much more enjoyable reading the series from start to finish.Finally WEB Griffin has a great sense of humor, which he portraits in his chanters. Wonderful read.
Well of Course Lt. Col. Charlie Castillio is my favorite character. He is serious, funny, works hard, leads the group and is respected by all but a few., and feared ny many.
I especially enjoy the way WEB Griffin incorporates the current name of the Secority of State (or back dated a few years. This really allows readers to relate to characters as "Real people" instead of fictional characters.
Dick Hill did a wonderful job reading this book. Hill and Griffin are a great team.
old material need different plot.
not finished yet
all were very good. in the first book i liked lester bradley then he changed him.