This story could have been much better if the characters were "allowed" to interact...this is more of a true narrator watching the story and describing it rather than the individuals actually conversing. It was well into the story before you actually get the conversation of characters. The story could be much better if they were developed and you could get to "know" them. Later in the story when there is a bit more interaction the "best of the best" Navy SEAL sounds like he doesn't know what to do...and the terrorists, described as the "best" have conversations where they clearly have no clue how to be a terrorist.
Much of the storyline could have been excellent as the atmosphere of the government etc. rang true in many ways. Descriptions of the liberal media, government , judges sounded real. Unfortunately the story wasn't cleaned up/edited to make it the believable and exciting storyline it could have been. I was most disappointed in this because the SEAL star could/should have been used in a far more awesome way than he was.
I didn't listen to this "series" in order, so I listened to the female &male narrators together first. Much better! It made it more real. This was a bit more difficult to follow as the narrator didn't have truly significant changes in character voices. Other than that, I enjoyed another one of DB's lively and at times suspenseful books. Not his best, maybe because of narration, but I enjoyed it. Some of the plot line with the First Lady & President were clearly way out there. You just know it's a bit ridiculous. But- I enjoyed the listen as I am a Baldacci fan. For the true thriller/mystery connoisseur it will seem far fetched.
Bill O. writes an amazing historical book on an amazing period of American history. I am a Factor fan and am used to Bill's voice on his show. It took a little time to adjust to him reading this. But it is so interesting I forgot it was him and got into the story.
The combo of FBI, terrorist "hunters" and mafia makes for a few laughs. But it's a fairly fast paced story with plenty of tension in the chase. Enjoyable listen with this narrator. Would love to hear more from this author in this series.
Great new author and book. Story line was good with some bumps. But enjoyable mainly because of the narrator. Great change with characters, personalities. He handled the "mafia/fbi'ers" voices really well.
I struggled with this one as the narrator was challenging to listen to. Deep, almost nasally sound at times. He doesn't change voices well, especially to female characters.
I think I would have enjoyed the story more if the narrator was better.
It's an ok story line. Keeps your interest with the characters, but a challenge to listen to.
This isn't at the par of Clancy or Thor, but it's entertaining. It is more of an "in the field" story with incredible detail and somewhat realistic combat.
If you are bothered by real language, aka- cursing, it's not for you. But it adds to the somewhat real feel of it.
The Team brings an interesting, and amazingly true, concept to the war on terror. A "baseball team" used as a front. Though this is the premise, the actual mission they are sent on does not have anything to do with the team going somewhere to play, it is just what brings them together. It's a good story, not as detailed as some, though the "details" of what the jungle people did is described rather gruesomely. Other than that it was a "light read".
My only real issue was the sound and music used in between the chapters. It was louder than the normal sound level thus irritating when it arrived. I am truly not fond of music and sounds being used in this manner, so keep that in mind if you feel the same way.
The narrator did a good job, it was good to have "real" female voices at times as well. Though it was odd that only one of the 2 main female characters had the female voice. The male narrator was used for the other.
I was anxiously waiting for this next in the series to come out. It didn't take long to get into the story, It's one of the best in the series. It's interesting how all of the characters that we are familiar with are weaved throughout the story. Many of the previous stories have a strong focus on one or two. This includes eveyrone nicely.
Great action and details!
This was truly an "experience" for the listener. What a true patriot and amazing man Marcus is. It must have been the challenge of a life time for him to share his story.
One of of the things about this book that hit me hard was my personal thoughts and beliefs on some of the frightening challenges presented to our nation's safety were truly validated and brought out crystal clear in this book. When the liberals, both in government and the media were putting our nations brave and best on "trial for murder" I was sickened. To see how this affected Marcus and his team...I can't find the words to describe how infuriating it is.
Thank you Marcus for your service to our country and for keeping us all safe and free, regardless of those who, without a clue about your reality, tried to put you on trial.
I'm a huge fan of Brad Thor and the Scott Harvath series. I've listened to just about all of the series before going back to this first one. Having listened to the others, this one doesn't feel as polished as the others, but that makes sense for the first in the series.
The story is typical for the Harvath series, good details and building up of the characters. It doesn't have the strength of following books but it's still a Thor so it's a great listen!
The story line is a bit far fetched with the details of the President's kidnapping; what was done to him and where he was held. I won't share details to spoil the story! But the rest of the story makes up for it.
Had I followed this in order I would still have continued on to the future books in the series and been happily surprised as they only continued to get better and better.
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