seems like in the last book tonka was a female dog. and american snipers who use speed, because shaky hands go well with long distance shooting. entertaining if not accurate, at least they didnt butcher Missoula in this book.
a great story George guidall is the best Alex Berenson is too the best part about these two is that you can't wait to get to the end of the story and the worst part is that when you do do you wish it would go on
This was more of a mystery -thriller than past novels but really good all in all. George narating really makes the book even more solid. I definitely recommend this book.
The Shadow Patrol was a passable listen as a Daily Deal. Neither the plot nor the characters stood above others of the spy thriller genre. Berenson dealt out a few interesting details about life in the US Armed Services in Afghanistan. Character development was minimal, the strong-men-of -few-words type predominating. Given the type, the outcome was entirely foreseeable. George Guidall, as usual, was a very good narrator, though I've never before heard the word "hiccough" pronounced hick-cuff instead of hick-up. This is a book for a long airplane ride.
I would expand the ending. I enjoyed the overall plot, but the epilogue starts abruptly. So abruptly, that I had expected another full chapter to wrap up a few things. It almost seems like the author had a deadline he had to meet and gave up on the last parts of the story. If it was meant to be intentional, then he could have done a better job wrapping it up.
I've listened to the prior 5 John Wells stories. I've enjoyed the series. This one is refreshing as it has a new plot. The first book was fantastic. Many of the rest (but not all) have elements that make them feel mass produced and rushed. A bit more time could have taken this from a good series to an excellent one. Given that this is one of the top selling series out there right now on this topic, it looks like this is as good as it gets...and there are a lot of people like me who got hooked on book one, and have held on through the rest of the series because it is just good enough to keep reading.
I think he is a very good narrator. I'm definitely used to him as John Wells - to the point that it would be difficult to hear someone else reading this series. I would probably give preference to other books read by him.