This one is less of an international counter-terror yarn and more of a murder mystery thriller. Like "Angels and Demons," it's a race-against-the-clock whodunnit against a supremely powerful and shadowy entity, but with the Federal Reserve in place of the Vatican, and a dash of the covert ops drama that Thor does so very well.
I suspect that my next few books will be about the Federal Reserve. Thor's crash course in the agency's history has spurred some initial Internet reading into the subject, and let me tell you: if you're alarmed by what you hear about the Fed in this novel... you should be.
As always, Armand Schultz delivers a spectacular performance of the book. Even during its most expository moments, the pacing is never lost.
I love the Harvath Series but all of the information about the Federal Reserve made the book rather cumbersome at points.
I still enjoyed it, and I look forward to the next one.
Business & Computing Strategist
Keeps you interested and moves fast but the Hidden Order is not any secret if you have ever read one newspaper. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Great story. It possessed many unexpected twists.
Furthermore, the ending was very refreshing.
Armand Schultz is one of my very favorite narrators. He brings the story to life for me.
Brad Thor has made a habit of writing books that keep you not only interested, but "in the thick" of things. Scot Harvath is a hero & an everyday man trying to have a life that matters.
My only criticism is that it has been too long since he wrote another one! This is an excellent series!
Armand is always fantastic.
I like Brad Thor and the Scot Harvath series. This one has all the elements of a good Harvath novel but Thor has gotten much too preachy by inserting his political views and making political statements where he can. Just tell me a story -- don't try to convert me.
The dialogs are not only cheesy and impossible to imagine in real life conversation but they are plain simple. The language is unsophisticated and redundant, and forces the characters into dialog just to prove a point.
I just couldn't get interested in the story.
This is a good book to listen to while working in the yard.
The story was a little corny but entertaining. The power of the Fed but in a James Bond sort of theme.
Mr. Schultz is an outstanding reader. He brought every character to life. I was particular impressed with the contrast he was able to deliver. From "sexy woman" to "tough guy" to "nerd" all his voices were clearly distinguishable.
For listeners who are entertained by conspiracy stories based on powerful organizations, this is a book for you. Entertaining and well read and occasionally thought provoking.
The story might actually be good, but the irritating nasal twang and repetitive speech patterns of the narrator only left me thinking how much better it would be in the hands of someone like George Guidall.
George Guidall !!!
All of them, because of the narration.