Ben Coes is the top dog in the espionage terrorism genre right now. Dewey Andreas is as bad as they come. If the country is in trouble better call Dewey. Just don't let him care about you. Great books. Every one is fantastic.
Considering I've read ALOT of books- a thousand plus- I'd say top 20.
What's not to love? Dewey Andreas, the fearless hero of this book, is like a drug!
Let me begin by saying that I am a huge fan of military/suspense/espionage/thrillers. Some of my favorite characters are Mitch Rapp, John Wells, Jack Reacher and Court Gentry. If you like these characters too, then you'll LOVE Dewey Andreas.
I like SO many things about this story. Mostly, I like that it exists! It is the fourth installment to an AWESOME series that I don't want to end any time soon. The character development, the intricate plot, the steady pace, and the high-speed action sequences that leave your heart thudding; they are so well written that when I remember scenes from the book they feel like scenes from a movie.
Next, at the end of the third book I was hoping that I'd get to read more about one of the characters, Kohl Mier; his story felt incomplete. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover that he was given some closure in Eye for an a Eye.
Lastly, I like how emotionally stimulating this book is. Yes, it is primarily an action novel, but it has some moments that will definitely pull your heart strings. It needs those moments for balance because some of the content in this book is pretty heavy-especially if you've read the entire series.
Yes. Peter Hermann is the narrator for two other books in this series. I have not heard any narrations of any other books to compare, but I'll say this - Peter Hermann is fantastic! He has a great tone to his voice, his accents are spot on and he acts out each scene with expert dramatization.
This book is great by itself. But if you really want to make it better you should start with the first book in the series. You won't be disappointed. After I started with the first book I couldn't stop listening and I just plowed straight through to the third one. Luckily there wasn't a long wait for the fourth book to be released. This was money well spent.
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!!!!
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.
The most memorable moment of the book was the battle on the German highway. It was fast, engaging, heroic and quite unbelievable. But it was still a blast to listen to largely because it was easy to visualize it as in a movie.
Some reviewers have praised this series as a new replacement for the Mitch Rapp series with the passing of author Vince Flynn. Ben Coes' character Dewey Andreas is compelling, but quite different. One challenge is that a core element of this story is very similar to one from a Flynn book, but not as effective or executed as well in the story. It was also completely predictable (that element). Good book and definitely worth reading, though.
Finished all four of the Dewey Andreas series, Book 1 was the most realistic as he author was in the energy field so it was very detailed and realistic, the other 3 we all good listens.
The author is very pro Israel and his treatment of Arab or Muslim characters if very one dimensional espsecially when compared to other authors of the same genre. He stories are entertaining though and hard to put down. I think the author needs to spend some time in some Muslim countries if he wants to improve this flaw in his stories.
The story was the most intricate and involved of all the Coes books, involving a healthy dose of Brits, Chinese and US characters. The narration was very nuanced and full, bringing the characters to life before your ears, with full personalities and excellent differentiation.
The story? Dewey is a compelling hero, but (like all such heroes) you're going to have to suspend disbelief quite a few times. How many times can you be shot at by machine gun toting pros and not get hit? And the mechanism used near the end to get Dewey close to the protagonist strains credibility; one of the least likely strategies ever formulated.
But somehow, it all works.The characters are personable and likeable, the story serviceable and the narration just top notch. You'll enjoy yourself so much that you'll just shrug off any deficits and you'll be sad (like I was) that the story had to end.
If you're unfamiliar with Dewey, where does he fit in in the action hero continuum? Let's assume Jack Reacher is kind of ground zero, super but not superman. Throw Gabriel Allon a bit to his left; even more realistic. At the far right extreme (no political connotation meant) is Mitch Rapp, gone before his time, enjoyable, but not always believable. Scott Harvath is between Reacher and Rapp,
Dewey is probably on the far side of Harvath, but nowhere close to Rapp. He's more human, more likable, has more personality. No criticism meant, they're all enjoyable, and I've read or listened to every book in all the series. But hopefully, this will help folks unfamiliar with Coes/Dewey understand what they're in for.
If you like this general genre, you'll love the book.
Plot twists, personal interactions all fit nicely.
The Hockey Game!! Laughed!!!!
Ben Coes is fairly new to me.. I have listened to all 4 of his books and LOVE them all. Dewey is a BAD DUDE!! LISTEN IN ORDER so you can get all the back story!!
Not at all.
I like this genre, and the series... But really! Totally predictable plot! So Sophomoric!