It doesn't pay to fall for Dewey. Figured something was going to happen to bring out the warrior in Dewey and sure enough. Love Dewey, love Coes and I hope there isn't a long wait for the next book. Perhaps I should say I hope there is a next book. Dewey is cranky, mean and indifferent to life which makes for a fun, rough ride. Tough though .. I liked Jessica.
The best so far, I found myself picking the cast for when they make a movie. Very nicely done. Can't wait for the next one.
Although we expect our heros to be larger than life, his ability to not only survive unbelievable car wrecks but come out shooting. Never getting shot even after hundreds of bullets are fired at him, but he only needs 1 shot to kill every time. I expected him to start leaping tall buildings in a single bound by the time I got to the end
No basis in facts what so ever, a plane cannot not just fly around, land in foreign countries with no government involvement especially in China. I now this was fiction, but this was fantasy
Although I enjoyed the earlier Dewey books, I did not enjoy this one and struggled getting through the second half. Will probably pass on the next one.
Action, lots of actions
Absolutely, couldn't stop listening
Can't wait for the next one, I am hooked!
I have been working my way through a lot of thriller authors and Ben Coes is hands down my favorite. The characters are brought to life and each of them seems plausible and realistic. His stories never lag but are always moving. I like the way he jumps from scene to scene and yet the cohesiveness of the story is always maintained. Ben…hurry and write some more!!!!
Dewey Andreas is my favorite hero. He struggles with his emotions, he is tough but approachable, committed to friendship, loyal, patriotic, bad ass but funny, tough as nails but tender when needed. He is the most well rounded action hero thus far in my listening library ( and it is a big one)
I am an audible book addict and especially with mysteries and thrillers. Peter Hermann is the BEST narrator that I have ever heard. I love the way he uses different accents, inflections,pauses and characteristics to differentiate each character. I hope to hear more of him in the future!!!!
One of my complaints with the heroes in these tough guy action stories is that they are so unemotional and dysfunctional that they will never have a long term committed relationship with a woman. In this story the readers get to see the grief and agony that Dewey experiences and that makes the hero much more realistic. It just makes me root for him all the more.
I can't wait till the next one and I hope Ben Coes uses the same narrator because he is PERFECT.
Ben Coes needs more books. More Dewey. This book is the best but very sad at times for what Dewey goes through. But in the end The hero comes out on top but is left with the scars of an emotional struggle that is worse than anything Dewey has endured to date. Mr. Coes hurry up with Book five.
I have to say I had just listened to 2 books from my favorite authors and were slightly disappointed with them. So when I downloaded this I had low expectations. This was a GREAT book for engaging, I laughed out loud when the hockey scene played out. This book really kept me n the edge of my seat and the narrator did a fantastic job of adding inflection and "grit" to his voice of the main character to help you really feel the emotion of the story. I highly recommend this one!!!!
I would not recommend this book because the author did not write a plausible conclusion to the story.
Mission impossible style to the conclusion which really disappoints.
An avid listener of Audible whether I'm driving, cleaning or cooking. My children are frequently telling me to remove my earbuds!
I am missing Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp! When I found Ben Coes and Dewey Andreas I was hopeful that I'd found a new series to make up for losing Flynn and Rapp. Dewey is certainly a strong character, but his escape from China really pushed the envelope on the believable. Coes' choice of character to kill off was a huge disappointment. I wonder why male authors of this genre so often find it necessary to remove a significant female from the story. Maybe they aren't good at writing the feminine role!?
The character of Dewey Andreas gets more developed.
There are other books in the genre, but Dewey Andreas has carved out his own niche that sets him apart from other main characters like James Bond, Jack Reacher or Mitch Rapp. He is unique and it's not just his name.
Many different scenes, but playing hockey with the President is something that sort of sticks with you and it's really not that hard to imagine it happening in real life.
For some reason the death of a really minor character Annastasia sticks with me. It's strange how some things are more memorable than others for no particular reason that you can identify.
I could see the death of one of the characters coming a mile away. It's like the scene in a movie where a cop retires. You know what is going to happen next.
Anyway it doesn't ruin the book, I just hate it when I already know what's going to happen. Maybe other people aren't as in tune to these things as me, I'm really not sure.
The main character does some incredible things, but the book never loses it's real quality. What I mean is, aside from dodging a few more bullets than humanly possible, the characters and events have a genuine quality that you don't get out of every book. You know it is fiction, but you believe it represents a realistic vision of how it could be.