Just a fun read. Concentration not required. Good action, reasonably realistic (good guys die too and are not super-humans), but of course the hero prevails. (Not being critical here, if I wanted a sad ending, I would have bought something else.)
Nothing really. He was a bit flat, like his agent forced him to do this. Did not emphasize or accent passages the way I would have, but then again, I don't do it for a living.
Like all movies made from books, this movie will suck too, read the book!
What an amazing, "can't put it down," special ops thrill ride! After devouring this book in less than two days, I found myself downloading its sequel, Target America, faster than Gil Shannon can strip a sniper rifle. If you're looking for a high-octane, well-written action-adventure novel, you've found one. In honoring some of this nation's most outstanding heroes, Scott McEwen has delivered one of the best thrillers of the year!!! Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fans: It's time to get to know Gil Shannon!
Liked the book allot and is a good military action book. But...while the author may get the USN SEAL references correct, his miss-fires several times when referencing U.S. Army units and capabilities.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
Great action. Deserves a longer review but I'm overdue in writing reviews to some really enjoyable listens. Enjoy...worth the money if you love heroes and the sacrifice and discipline of a sniper.
The characters were very real. The sense of humanity, companionship, strength and strife were palpable. You felt the strength and training yet the full emotions of the characters and their relationships with each other.
Gil Shannon, of course! He was rough, tough, intelligent, human yet vulnerable and very caring.
You really feel the characters are the reading. You don't feel like you are being taken a long, you are in the story. He does a great job differentiating the personalities of each character as you would see them in your mind and hear them in your own reading experience.
One way trip says it all!
Can't wait to get my hands on other sniper elite books!
There is not a single slow moment in this book. The situations and characters are believable. The basic story line- feckless political leaders and an evil enemy will make ones' blood boil. The final confrontation (actually all of the heroic military action) is completely unrealistic - BUT it sure is enjoyable and exciting. The story is written in a crisp style. The dialogue, while a bit crude (you won't listen to this one with small kids in the car) fits the situation and adds to the tension and color of the characters. The military technical details are well explained and not overdone. They add greatly to the mental picture the book evokes. It was a great twist to have an Afghan hero(s). The twist at the end, in my opinion, elevated the story and underscored the personal commitment of the heroes and small mindedness of the politicians. If you like action and lots of wasted bad guys - this is for you.
I know that this book was written to be realistic and believable but the language was a bit too rough.
I think this book is better than most of the military books I have listened to. It is exciting without any political stuff to cloud the good parts.
OH YEAH!! It is non stop excitement.
No but I liked him very much.
Super exciting. Non stop action.
Fantastically written and narrated!
I hate action/mystery/thriller books where the main character/hero is super human...can't do anything wrong, bullet-proof, and over-hyped. While I'm a huge fan of our special ops guys, I'm not a fan of their books because I believe this community should stay well hidden..for their own benefit...but I digress.
This book was great. It's well written, and well narrated. The characters are all totally believable in all mannerisms/behavior/character.
Politics is always a player in military novels, because to some level that is what operates the military. However, this book wasn't bogged down in politics, it was well balanced.
Very good book, and was a perfect duration for my drive.
Also, you have to love a book that mentions the 1911 at all, and Kimber by name....
Several great moments, some funny and some dramatic.
I would've driven off the road if I read this.
Leave a good work alone....it's fine the way it is.