Loved this book. Great plot twists. Great action. What a ride. I am now going to listen to every book this author has on Audible. I hope my heart can take it.
Implausible story. Alot of time spent on the high drama relationship between the protagonist and his daughter. This was tough to get through and quickly ground away at expectations I had for this book.
In hind sight it seemed many elements of the book were stereotypical. For example we have PTSD, unsigned divorce papers, East European mafia and so on.
The mafia boss was an interesting guy and I would have liked to know more about him, his history and life.
Greg Hurwitz's writing skills are terrific. This is the first I heard of him..however, I am now a fan. However, the reason I bought the book was Scott Brick - and he did not disappoint.
Everything: the action, the twists and turns, the love, and the tragedy of Lou Gerhig's disease.
The beginning bank robbery scene sold me...it was so descriptive, I felt like I was there that day.
We all have a purpose in life.
The only thing you get for free, is nothing.
Not really. For me the suffering went on way to long. I get that he is torn up from his past but please get on with it. The last third was great.
He took the troubles of the past and kept them in front of you so you couldn't get past it.
All the characters were great
No! But if he kept going on about how sorry he felt, I would have jumped
I sit at my desk and listen to Audible while I sell motorcycles to clients all across the world!
I don't know anything about Gregg Huwitz or any of his writing - I do, however, know Scott Brick.
I'd listen to SB read the New York City phone book in Swahili
He makes the characters come alive! The emotion comes through and its more like having actors performing inside your head instead of just listening to a book.
Get this book. You won't regret it.
The pacing is excellent. The story is enjoyable and believable. The hero is intensely human, full of weaknesses and hidden strenghts. His struggle with his own demons reminds me of Shakespeare.
I like the hero, can't remember his name. And the daughter.
Scott Brick's voice is grating at first but it applies well to this script.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Loved this one beginning to end . . . as a mom with two sons who have deployed to the "sand box", I'm very familiar with PTSD and what it does to a person . . . the skeletons that soldiers bring home with them, the guilt that survivors feel long after they are safe on American soil . . . I've heard first hand the stories, from my own young sons, of carrying wounded, dying boys to the waiting helicopters only to have them die in their arms . . . of cleaning up body parts from vehicles, only to send the vehicles out the next day to have another friend blown up . . . This is only PART of this audio book . . . but a big part . . . because war turns out to be not just a handicap that Nate Overbay struggles with, but also a hidden strength. You will grow to love the young Nate, whose mother dies when he is only a boy, the Nate that saves a beautiful young woman's life at the beach . . . and the not-so-perfect, wounded soul Nate . . . The horrors he saw in Afghanistan will prove to be only a prelude to what he faces in LA . . . Evil lurks where you least expect it . . . Don't miss this one . . .
I enjoy books that contain little or no profanity. Unfortunately, this one had a decent amount, so it was difficult to listen to at times. My second complaint for this book is that it was predictable at times. Although it did have a few good twists and turns, there were a few parts where it seemed like I could see it coming for a while. That being said, the story was very interesting, and I enjoyed the book overall. The predictability did not detract much from the read nearly as much as the profanity did.
I enjoyed this book so much that before it was even over, I bought my friend the book to read. She loved it too! It is a non-stop whirlwind of suspense, action and mystery. I was so disappointed to have it end, though the ending was really, very good. I highly recommend this bok to anyone who needs to have a great listen while doing something unpleasant or mundane. Picking tooth picks out of a a haystack wouldn't seem boring if you were listening to this book at the same time! Enjoy!
This was a last minute purchase, so I have not read the book.
I would compare it to You're Next. You never know why the character is going through the terror and why these people are after him until the end. And nor does he. That's the part the keeps you listening or reading, trying to figure out what's next and why.
Yes, I love his action pack voice. He narrates this book as well.
Yessssssssssss! You're Next as well.
Can't wait for the next book from Gregg Hurwitz! Thanks