Lookout Mountain, TN | Member Since 2010
Half of the experience is the story - and the other half is the supurb performance by George Guidall
Yes and no. Yes - great story. No - I listen to all audiobooks while commuting to work - if I pull into the parking lot at the high point of a chapter, I just save it till next time. Not the book's fault.
Absolutely the best audiobook performer I've ever listened to. His ability to play so many different characters, accents, languages, genders - is amazing. I love his voice.
If you like Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, you'll like this book. Some reviews were critical of this book - I have no idea why - it's one of his better ones (I've listened to them out-of-order). If you're politically conservative, you'll love this series. If you're a moderate to far left liberal, you probably hate it. In these books, unlike real life, terrorists aren't treated with velvet gloves.
I listened to the first 20% of this book and just could not figure out what was going on - most books of this genre don't require so much effort
I'm going to try Dalton Fury's "Black Site"
Narrator was actually pretty good
Confusion and frustration
I would not recommend this book
Perhaps - Dick Hill is a great reader and often redeems a poorly written story with his reading. The writer, however, could have done a better job with making aspects of this more believable.
Daniel Silva - The Heist
His ability to capture the "soul" of the different characters is uncanny.
Too many Bridgestone brothers
Doubtful I'll read another Peterson book
I thought this was a short prelude to the book - which I did read and enjoyed. However, it's simply the first 20 or so pages of the book. Essentially a movie trailer. This is described as something that was written in addition to the book.
It's different from other spy novels in that the main character isn't a butt-kicking agent (Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Brad Thor's Scot Harvath, Ludlum's Jason Bourne, etc) - seems to be more real than those book. Fantastic plot - a real page turner
The turning of the Russian agent
My first Jeremy Book - I like him and his ability to do all the Russian accents
Sex, Seduction, Spies, Secrecy, Scandal
My only "complaint" is the author's ending most chapters with a very specific recipe from food that was eaten. I wasn't sure what this was all about - it never really came together and for some reason I found it annoying after awhile. The author must be some sort of major foodie - I can't imagine any other reason these recipes are listed (you have to read / listen to the book to understand)
A better plot? The underlying premise here is so weak and unrealistic for the 21st century - it was insulting at times how ridiculous the plot was
The main character was perhaps the biggest wimp / baby / man-child you could possibly imagine. He's supposed to be 30, not 12.
I do like Scott Brick - a great reader I've admired for years
the main character - but then the story would fall apart
Perhaps some of his other books are better, but it was a chore to get through this one. I think Brick saved the book - I would have abandoned this earlier if not for him.
Scott Brick - the reader. Great story line
Murder / who-done-it. The main character is terrible.
Generally I like Scott Brick
Again, the main character is a baby - not because of any particular decision, but overall he whines quite a bit and makes shallow, impetueous decisions. I did not like his character.
Yes - but only because I've read all of his other Scot Harvath books. Definitely not my favorite
Don't really have one (never really understood why Audible asks this question
Have read all of Brad Thor's books - I think he's losing his touch as his last 3 books haven't been as good as earlier ones in the series (which started in 2002). I think Thor is a great writer - but he's off his game. If you've read his other books, then of course you must read (listen) to Hidden Order as it's pretty good. Hopefully his next one is better.
Absolutely. If you like spy adventures - Allon, and this book, are one of the best (thus far)
Gabriel Allon, of course
If you like this series, you will most likely find this to be your favorite.
Yes - if you like Silva and want to read the entire Gabriel Allon Series. No - if this is his only book you plan to read by him.
This guy is TERRIBLE. But, I've been listening to some great readers lately (I'll listen to anything read by George Guidall - who incidently, read Daniel Silva's most recent book). The audio quality is terrible and the reader sounds like a robot. He isn't the worst reader I've ever heard, but he's pretty close. I would expect the author to force the publisher to have this book re-read / re-published.
Learn more about Israeli history / Palestine
There is no way to properly answer this question - the storyline, the reader, the rich period detail, Follet's research - it's like asking me to pick my favorite child.
His ability to keep so many characters so different in this 40 hour book
Yes, but I can't give that away in a review
This is one of the most incredible books ever written - which is odd given how different it is from the spy thrillers I normally listen to. This is the only book I've ever listened to 3 times.
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