AMERICA...Military History, History, Action and the love of good believable thrillers.
After finishing the complete Mitch Rapp series, I was wondering what I was going to read next. I guess I found a new personnally to follow in Scot Harvath. It took awhile to get used to a new reader , but the book ended up being very good.
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.
it was suspenceful and the book just flowed.
when scott and claudia climbed the mountain to go after the bad guys.
armand is and excellent narrator
the first brad thor book I listened to, I hated it . that was several months ago. I decided to give him another try. I am glad i did, I am on the fourth book of his now.
As a Vince Flynn fan, Brad Thor was first brought to my attention because of the late Flynn's recommendation. I still picked other books before finally jumping on this book, the first I've read in the Horvath series.
If you like Mitch, Myron, John Rain and a good Ken Follett, this is a read for your wish list. The plot seemed ridiculous in the vignettes, but was well-executed and mostly plausible. Armand Schultz, who is also a Mitch Rapp narrator, did an excellent job with the acting and the voices.
Thor's scene descriptions and action are well-written. There are some dropped balls with some lapses by the protagonist that someone of his caliber wouldn't fall into--but fatigue can be an excuse.
Schultz is strong in his performance, reads with realistic accents, and plays the roles well.
Definitely a good read, and I'm getting another one from the series in my next order.
Grandpapa, Enginer, Eagle Scout. Favorite book = Last of the Breed. Greatly enjoy Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.
Top 10-percent ranking
I like the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, and this book had a good feel like those.
The main character, Scott Harvath
Could not wait to get back in the car to listen to what happens next.
The hero of our story is a hot headed ex navy seal. His colleagues seem to value his 'cut through the bullshit' manner, but it's just not believable. He comes across as a juvenile asshole.
The story was just okay. The story wasn't original and the characters were not that memorable, but it wasn't bad. There were a lot, and I mean a lot, of F*** bombs which I didn't like. There were also a lot of incorrect details regarding the mentioned religion and area. The author got far more wrong than right, so be careful not to believe everything you hear; especially in regards to the religion.
I couldn't finish this book, bad story, weak characters, bad research.
Maybe this was a bad example of his work, being his first book and all. I don't think so.
reader seemed a little flat, that may have been the material...
I found it unlistenable, maybe if I had stuck with it. Listening for 8hrs should have been enough.