The plot was shallow. Slow
Narrator was okay.
Difficult to say. The story line was disappointing.
Not one of Thor's best.
More expression in his voice... very dead pan.
There so much unnecessary detail that could have been left out.
This is the only book I have listened to by this author so my comments are limited to this one book. Poor writing and performance as well.
If I'd bought a different book, that would have been MUCH better
not likely. he's too predictable. anywhere the main character Could trip, he did. the bad guy stayed JUST out of reach the entire book, and was only saved at the last moment by Spec Ops that wasn't mention ANYWHERE else in the book.
I would have given him a book worth reading
I wouldn't have published the book. OR I would have put it in the 'Young Readers' bin where it belongs, because no adult could seriously enjoy this novice attempt.
I know a little bit about guns... the author seems like he's Talked to people that know a little bit about guns. half the shots his main character misses just because "it's more dramatic that way..." but not realistic. then he turns around and makes near impossible shots just because. the guys as close as you can get to a super hero. Olympic Athlete, Navy Seal, Secret Service Agent, and more than a little paranoid, not to mention too macho to back down and NOT cause a fight with fellow agents.
real life doesn't work that way. and Brad Thor's main character is pushed beyond believability. Tom Clancy's characters are REAL, you get them. they could be your neighbors (and that would be Cool!) but Brad Thors main character? he's a Mary Sue. Near perfect at everything but trips and stumbles and JUST misses because it makes for a longer book of just missing and stumbling.
Hackneyed writing. Too perfect "hero"
I might be holding the horrible writing against this guy's performance....
I love listening audio books. I listen to between 20 and 25 per year while I work. Sure makes the days go fast.
This book actually would have been for me if it weren't so ridiculous. I can not believe Brad Thor actually wrote it. The story line is stretched out, it seems just to make the book longer, by some of the most mind numbing, stupid dialog I have ever heard. The characters are not believable, and most of the situations are impossible. I have listened MANY Brad Thor books, and again, I can not believe he wrote this one. It is terrible!
I think Brad Thor is an excellent author. I think this book is a huge exception to that rule. I will listen to the next one in the series just because is MUST better than this one.
Armand Schultz is not my favorite narrator, and I don't believe his style is particularly suited to this book, but given what he had to work with, I think he did a very good job. I would listen to more books narrated by him.
I would never recommend this book or author to anyone except that I know Brad Thor has written much better Harvath books, and to make the most of the series it is probably worth listening to for that reason alone... if you can stand to wade through all of the nonsense.
Schultz yes he did a very good job with what he had to work with.
Thor NO. Please tell me how he got this published?
Don't know yet
I was expecting something along the lines of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, and instead got something closer to a much less funny Andy Samberg from Brooklyn 99. Here's a quote from the Deputy Director of the FBI berating the main character, Scott Harvath (spoken in a bizarre pseudo-southern drawl):"Only if this was a woodshed would it be a better place to tan your hide!"This just after the main character single-handedly saved the president's daughter from near-death and other shenanigans.Do yourself a favor and skip this book.
Something from David Baldacci or Mark Greaney.
Added a corny southern drawl to most characters.
None. It wasn't terribly long.
I can only assume this series improved significantly over time.
Great narration and a good story. However, if an author is going to write about a religion, more research would be appropriate. A little more unbiased perspective would be nice too, rather than an obvious effort to demean. Pretty small, Mr Thor.
I had been looking for a new series to begin after finishing Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp" books. I enjoyed the story and the narration but at times it did seem like Thor was attempting to make a certain word count goal. If the rest of his books in this series are as long winded I will make sure to listen to the abridged versions. in summary, good story but could have been hours shorter.