Kept on getting more and more dismal as the book wore on.
The narrator was a perfect match for this dreary book.
This is a tightly written thriller. What makes this book even better is that the protagonist has ALS. A reasonable and thoughtful protagonist makes entirely different choices when he knows he is dying. Brilliant!
He always delivers.
The author has the characters making silly decisions only to further the plot of the story. The main character broods too much and overindulges in past regrets. By the end of the story, I was actually relieved that he accomplished what he had set out to do in the opening of the story.
The reader read the main character's lines like he was spastic Forrest Gump. Geez, just because someone is depressed does not mean the person will sound like a baby robot trying to learn the alphabet.
The villains were actually awful, brutal, scary, people that I'd hope to never cross. So whenever they appeared in the story, I was afraid for the protagonist and his family.
Scott Brick is very good he gets 5 stars.
As for the story my god I was pissed off throughout the story, like at the end he couldn't break the sliding glass door that,s sad.
The story overall is a very good story except the gloomy cloud of death from beginning to end.
I drive an hour to my office as an attorney. I have done this for 14 years. I would not be able to do this without my books on tape.
Someone who doesn't mind violence and bloodthirsty scenes. I missed the threats to the child in the description and wouldn't have chosen this if I had read this more closely.
The description sounded like an interesting story, but it built up very slowly and then just turned bloody and scary without much plot.
Wow, I did not know anyone could read soooooo sloooooowwwwwly.
Disappointment Could not wait until it ended.
I Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !
I would have given 5 stars but the unruly teenagers ruined it but the overall story was decent and supensive my credit was not wasted. From ALS to all the Rama emerged in this story I was surprised by all the twist especially with how Nate survived through most of it.
I'll be honest, I went into this novel thinking it was a cheap thriller, and in many ways it was... But the details that went into describing the effects of PTSD and ALS really brought this story to another level. This novel had a *bit* less action than I was expecting but the writing was strong enough that it kept me thoroughly entertained from end to end.
As a former soldier I noticed the minor mistakes made by the author concerning some of the weapons.
Other than that I can find no fault with this story. The main bad guy was quite menacing. The particular method of torture/execution was vivid and definitely had my imagination in overdrive.
The ALS was portrayed quite accurately.
The various shoot outs were pretty accurate. Chaotic and deadly with plenty of bad marksmanship.