There was some tension but not at a true adult level. The tension was glibly dispensed with.
There was nothing really outstanding or truly uninteresting. Just reminded me of a 1950's teen novel.
I did like his effort to distiguish among characters with voice change. Dialect wasn't bad either.
No extreme reaction just disappoinyment.
The whole book smacked of 50's & 60's teen novel. Just enough bad stuff but nothing to "horrify" a conservative view.
All of them. The narrator put a nice comical twist on some of their conversations.
He's one of the best.
Alex Berenson and narrator George Guidall combine for the best John Wells thriller so far.
Its filled with great characters. The least of which is Elliot Schaffer Well's friend and mentor at the CIA. He brings great comic relief to Berenson's dark plot.
Its not often that an author's 7th novel in a series is his best, but in this case it is.
George Guidall's narration is teriffic as usual. He is one of the best along with David Colacci.
If you are already a fan of these books, don't miss this one!!
I have listened to every book in this series and many more read by Mr. Guidall. I will try the next book from Mr. Berenson, though I wonder if John Wells is used up? I will definitely continue to listen to books read by Mr. Guidall, he is an exceptional talent and easy to listen to. Also, he makes very few mistakes in pronunciation or otherwise (I find these very distracting).
This story dragged along and lacked the importance of the previous books in this series. While before Wells was saving the world or at least major American cities from annihilation, now he is just trying to find a couple of punk kids sight-seeing in East Africa. I'm not speaking to Mr. Berenson's knowledge or reporting on the political or refugee situation in East Africa (I assumed that what was being portrayed was accurate) it just seemed unimportant.
I loved this book. It takes you on a journey into a land John Wells is not familiar with, but what he IS familiar with is human nature. Wells does things his own way and highly effective. In this kidnapping for ransom caper, figuring out where the bad guys went seems a monumental task, but we quickly see there are methods and then there are John Wells methods.
This was not the action packed compelling story I was expecting from this writer or his character. I kept waiting for the story to take off. The book ended somewhat unexpectedly.
I would like to hear the reader expand his narrative accents and character range. Seems to have only two or three differing expressions
A little bit let down on this one. I have enjoyed reading or listening to each of his other John wells books
I HAVE NOW PURCHASED THREE ALEX BERENSON BOOKS, SHADOW PATROL, THE FAITHFUL SPY AND THE NIGHT RANGER. I HAVE BEEN VARIOUSLY IMPRESSED, ENTERTAINED BY THE FORMER TWO. HOWEVER THE NIGHT RANGER WAS DISAPOINTING IN THE EXTREME; THE PLOT RAMBLED, THE CHARACTERS WERE WEEK, IN ALL, VERY SHALLOW INDEED.
AS FAR AS THE PLOT IS CONCERNED, THE READER HAD TO KEEP UP WITH VARIOUS CHANGES OF LOCATION,CHARACTER MOOD AS WELL AS ALMOST OVERPOWERING DETAIL. CERTAINLY NOT WHAT I HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM THE AUTHOR
I have listened to all of the books in this series and have enjoyed everyone. In this book as in the prevous the hero has matured and seems comfortable in his life. The story itself seems plausable and the history and background interesting. It appears this author thorougly researches the political and historic context to his stories making them both entertaining and dare I say educational?
The whole series is worth a listen, but start with the first book in the series.
Exciting African Story
Action near the end was very satisfying.
Awesome performance by George Guidall. It's really like a movie in your head, when he narrates.
This story was exiting, educational, and never boring.