I'm so very dissatisfied with this book and so far the series. I could openly see the ending and all the "pitfalls & twists" were so amateur that I felt like I was reading about a brand new county cop, rather than a retired seal and highly trained secret service agent. I am going to get ONE more of the series if that one sucks as badly as the first 3 I'm DONE. You will get no more of my money or credits.
Brad Thor is quickly becoming my favorite author. I would rank this among my top ten favorite books.
This book keeps you listening on the edge of your seat thinking 'there's no way out of this situation!' but Scott Harvath always finds a way... or gets exceptionally lucky!
The first chapter included very graphic homosexual activity. Stopped listening.
Maybe. But I would do more research on the storyline.
I didn't listen long enough to make a determination.
The homosexual scenes.
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.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(
This review may be repititious, but here it goes:
*Sigh* I WANT to like Brad Thor's books. I keep trying but simply cannot. I have ABSOLUTELY NO experience in government agencies or the military-ZERO. There are so many inconsistencies, unbelievable and nonsensical aspects in Thor's books. Thor's knowledge and experience is far beyond anything I know, however there are simple and common sense things that do not match up.
There is a hole in my counter-terrorism, CIA, ex-CIA, lone wolf, American hero loving, at all costs savior library. This space is occupied by THE MASTER Vince Flynn and the Mitch Rapp series. While Flynn can NEVER be replaced, I am in hopes that I will find someone who's work can occupy the space with his. Thor isn't even close.
Brad Thor has legions of fans and 4-5* star reviews I wonder if the 5* fans have ever read or how they feel about other authors. Have they read anything by anyone besides Brad Thor? There are many who feel as I do, comparing Thor/Harvath to Flynn/Rapp.
I'll not beat up on Thor anymore...while I won't recommend him, read the reviews and decide yourself. I have one more of his books to review.
No...I'll continue to search.
It was average...no gaping awfulness and nothing spectacular. A solid, average performance.
NOTE: Violence and strong language
Credit/ $ Worthiness: There are a few in the series that are pretty inexpensive, try those before using a credit.
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.