Familiar with those struggling with PTSD, the author did a very good job describing the struggles and effects of PTSD on not only the soldier but to those who love them. I couldn't put my earphones down - wanting to know what happened to Nate; rooting for him and his family...hoping the good guys come out on top. I also know a lot about ALS....RIP Dad.
After reading/listening to this book I am still debating as to whether I will read any other books by this author. He develops his characters well and the protagonist has weaknesses that perpell the drama but there was just too much dwelling on the weaknesses and the background of the protagonist to keep the interest fresh in the story. It got to a point that I almost didn't care what happened to these people because the author dragged out the scenes for so long.
I will always listen to books by Scott Brick. It was the reason I picked this book in the first place. Mr. Brick is very talented and he can enhance the tension in any story.
His performance was perfect and there was nothing I would change. I would advise that he be careful about the books he chooses to read as there are so many books and so few good readers.
That really was one of the best book I have listened to in year. Well Done!
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
This was a very pleasant surprise - it's an action-packed action novel with a very human main character who has very human problems. He is not a superman out there to save the world (his world); he isn't even sure he can save himself... but he does it anyway. He is scarred and troubled, and haunted by his past. PTSD is in full flight here. And it's a destructive flight.
The main character is well developed and his relationships and motivations all make sense. The villain is a bit extreme, of course, but this is fundamentally a fast paced action novel and deserving of a super-bad guy for our hero to overcome. Would a normal guy in the same circumstances be as competent? No, but still... it isn't meant to be non-fiction.
I had stopped listening to Scott Brick awhile ago because he tends to "overact" in his narration. This book was actually pretty well-done. His characters are distinct, and there is just enough "excitement" in Brick's voice to enhance the story, not overwhelm it. It is not gory and there is no descriptive sex. I don't think there was much swearing either.
I bought this book on the daily special and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Many twists and turns in the plot kept it interesting to the very end.
The daughter's boyfriend added comic relief but had his touching moments.
Scott is an incredible narrator. I love it every time he turns up on a book.
I listen while commuting so that is not really an option but listening in 90 chunks was not a problem and I could not wait to get back into the car and listen to more.
Great book. Give it a try.
I started with this author with "You're Next" so thought I would try another. Really enjoyed Scott Brick's narration and do again in this book. Am liking both this author and narrator!
First of all Gregg Hurwitz has an incredible sense of imagery. You can absolutely see the story as it's being read. Scott Brick is a consummate narrator. He captures the story eloquently. I could not put it down. His characters are vivid, the story is movie material and should be adapted for one. This is a MUST READ. Don't miss this. I'm ready for another Gregg Hurwitz novel.
I hated to stop listening to this book and I couldn't wait to begin again. This story has "it all!" Unexpected plots twists, great family interactions, realistic emotions, and lots of action. I have already recommended it to several other people.
I enjoyed this book but couldnt get away from the feeling of a looming predictable conclusion. That said, it is well read and worth a listen if you have a spare credit.
This is the first book by this author that I have listened to or read. Loved the story and as usual, Scott Brick does a wonderful reading! Will be looking for other works by this author.