I think everyone addicted to audiobooks agrees that the narration can make or break a book. At least that's my call. Peter Hermann is amazing. He's German, Russian, American, Iranian, you name it. I am no linguist but I get the picture regardless of language. Coe provides the story, Hermann brings it to life.
Can't wait for the next Coe. There has to be a #5, right?
Great series. I spent the last half of the book thinking of actors to play all the different brilliant characters he's made.
Sure, Why not?!
Dewy, hands down. He's a great character. Dewy is one of those characters that you think about in real life situations. i.e "What would Dewy do?" The guy is so much fun to follow through the stories of deception, espionage, romance, terror, victory and sometimes his own brand of hard line justice.
I have read the first 3 Dewey Andreas sagas. They are great. Dewey has replaced Mitch Rapp as my favorite character ( Since there will be no more of Mitch due to Mr. Flynn's passing ) I enjoy Mr. Coes work as much as Clive Cussler, Patrick Robinson, Ted Bell, Srephen Coonts. Tom Clancy.and Brad Thor. These are all top notch writers. I am ready for Eye For An Eye.
Audible allows me to fill my mind with something so much better than TV.
It rates with my favorite Vince Flynn book with the Mitch Rap Series.
The deep intrigue of what it taking place in our world today to the point where it could be a news headline.
I like his delivery until he starts speaking so low for effect that I have to rewind in order to understand what he is saying. Just a small glitch.
Yes, that was the hard part because I could not donate all the time at once that was required.
Hope the rest of the series don't disappoint. I sincerely doubt it.
It's up there, but ranking stuff becomes problematic.
Ben Coes other Dewey Andreas novel's come to mind.
He is dead on with the right vocal cues and everything all the time. Probably the biggest thing is not just talent but he has a voice you can listen to. Not everyone has that quality and you really appreciate it when you hear a book who's narrator just grates on your nerves. Hermann is excellent though and I could listen to him for days on end.
I would say there were a lot of times when I was disappointed that my drive wasn't a little bit longer.
The nuclear bomb thing is getting a little tired and old as far as books and movies go. Ironically it is probably becoming a bigger threat in real life, but I'll try to stick to reviewing the book.
A lot of the book has a gritty real feeling that makes you appreciate not living in a country like Iran. The bad guys this time are Iranians who want to nuke Israel and nearly accomplish it. Everything comes together fairly well and it works, although the cumulative effect of thinking about a guy being held in Iran and tortured wears on me. I don't want to give anything away, but someone Dewey knows is kidnapped and held for most of the book. I want him to escape or something sooner than later. I think it's a structural flaw that you either like or don't.
Despite all that, and I'm trying hard to come up with flaws, the book is a masterpiece.
Woman of a million books
1. Ben Coes, he is a good writer of the caliber of Vince Flynn and Michael Connelly, I have enjoyed his characters and the twist the plot took.
2. This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys Mystery/thriller. It is well written and as far as I am concerned it deserves a space on my bookcase. The book is solid, there is nothing trite about it, which I will not read. Dewey is a good character and while he isn't a womanizing man his character is very manly.
3. The narrator does a good job with the character reenactment and he has a strong voice which brings Dewey and the others alive.
I really liked reading this book.
Enjoy the story line Coes creates for the characters
didn't have one
Could have just not enough time
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Small window of opportunity, nearly impossible odds, short on time, who do you call? Dewey Andreas of course, and boy does he deliver. He delivers fast paced action on an international level. This third book in the series continues the amazing pace and events taking place in Dewey's world. It has been a wild ride that I hope continues.