I read this book having not read all the previous books. I knew this going in, and it didn't affect my book "experience" much. If anything, there were a couple of characters that may have appeared in prior books that weren't developed much in this one.
The overall plot was interesting, but the writing was bland. I'm not a prude about this sort of thing, but the profanity used by the characters was annoying. It seemed unnecessary and loaded with testosterone -perhaps geared more toward a male audience.
I felt that the narrator's performance was terrible. He has a very flat sounding voice, and when he did character voices, the vocal inflections he chose were annoying and bordering on insulting (ex: Nicholas, the dwarf; all of the female voices).
I would NOT recommend this book to a friend.
Very interesting story line!
Yes. Parallel story lines kept this interesting!
Armand does a consistently great job reading these stories.
The writing, the plot, the reading. ........ Everything
The whole book
Always, the best
Not one in particular it's the whole package
I would recommend the Scot Harvath series but not this particular book. The plot of the book seemed to just be an afterthought compared to the concentration on the subject of Internet/communication security. At times I felt like I was sitting through a security lecture. Thor is usually successful @ combining a great plot w/interesting tidbits of political info & heart pounding action. Not this time.
Learning about all of the technology that is being used to spy/"protect" citizens was really interesting; I just wish it could have been better interwoven into the story.
I didn't enjoy Armand Schultz' performance. His voice for Scot was too weak; it simply did not match the strong, deadly Black Ops persona. Also Nicholas sounded like a child, when we know that despite his stature he has a strong, slightly British accented voice.
Thor continues to scare the daylights out of me from the opening lines of this book. Just like in "Kill Shot" the perception of reality overcomes the fact this is a book of fiction. If these technologies are in use or close to conception I like being on the side of the good guys.
As for the character's I love "The Troll" as a good guy much better than the opposite I hope Thor continues to keep him there.
The team of Thor, Schultz and Harvath make for wonderful listens in this genre.
Better story, more detail, less cliches
major disappointment...have always enjoyed Brad Thor novels, this one seriously lacked punch.
Enjoy the adventure
This time, Brad Thor’s good guy, Scot Harvath, must outwit a secrete organization to save the good ole USA from tyranny. The pace is non-stop, the technology / weapons cutting edge and the villains meet with a fitting end.
If you have read other novels with Scot Harvath as the main character you will enjoy this novel. It is typical action packed Scott Harvath and I really like it.
The story has a catching plot with some good characters, although some of the background information passages are long they actually capture your interest.
If you like reading novels by Vince Flynn and Lee Child, Brad Thor writes stories alone the same line with a strong main character who's not afraid off taking things into their own hands.
There are a lot of little nuances in the existing technology that you have to review in order to fully comprehend.
Scot Harvath of course...He is dedicated to his mission and his country and will stop at nothing to protect them.
This one is on par with his other performances. Nicely delivered.
Yes, I've been a Scott Harvath fan for a long time.
Predictable. No surprises.
Vanilla, mundane, average.
Scott Harvath would make a great movie character, played by someone like Matt Damon. I'm not sure that "Black List" would make the best story.
I've read all the previous Scott Harvath books, this is not Brad Thor's best effort.