The first book wasnt that great, although it was ok and a great time killer... The story lines and the incredibly femenist main character would have fit into a early 20th century novel a bit better. And the weak male characters couldn't seem to get there testicals to drop. So personally i only liked it in the sense that it is like an ongoing spoap opera and makes you want to know what happened. Which was too bad because not much really happens in the end.
I like Tom Clancy even though I know it will be a bit tedious at times, but a good narrator certainly would have helped.
I have downloaded over a hundred books and this is the first time I really wanna ask audible to give me a refund or a free credit or something!
The narrator is just awful and I dont think I will be able to finish listening. He mispronounces words, does not differentiate the characters (as far as I can tell), and he reads like a robot. An annoying robot. Like imagine your GPS with the male voice reading a book for you. Ugh.
The plot gets a little too deep. Seems like he is trying to be Vince Flynn, who brings off his stories & characters way more convincingly.
Red October was his best ever. Why not write like that any more?
Loved the great energy in the audio sample, and so I broke my rule of USUALLY not buying abridgements, so its partly my fault that I didnt thoroughly enjoy it, because I think a lot has been lost in the cuts. This is important I think, because there is quite a bit of science which gets covered. Most of the info is old in the sense that if you are into health and fitness, you will have heard it all before, but that being said, its still mostly good info and the author brings it back to life with her enthusiasm. So I suggest you buy the book in its earthly form, and skip this one on audible. Still enjoyed the authors passion though it cost me a credit.
This book is quite engaging, and i didnt want to stop listening....until about the third violent rape scene. I understand that it may have been a reflection of the times, & wasnt really offended, yet it seemed the author has a fascination with it. SO it became gratuitous in my opinion. It also took on the feel of a never ending soap opera, which made some of the more interesting characters annoyingly predictable by the end. Its ok, especially if you just want to listen for hours. But in my opinion its a bit of a waste of some really good story telling.
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