Goodyear, AZ, United States
Not as enjoyable as the other Jack Reacher Series books that I've heard. Main story idea was fine. The FBI characters were written and portraied as obnoxious and stupid. That, and the overall narration, were strong distraction as I lisened.
I'll probably continue with the Jack Reacher Series until I tire.
This is a McClain narration. I did not care for his performance.
Make the law enforcement characters seem more professional.
Believable characters, dialogue and story are needed before I could enjoy this book.
I'm always hoping for another book in the Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch or John Corey Series.
The Narrator did a fine job enabling the listener to distinguish one character from another.
Some might enjoy the book being made into a comic book movie.
This author is now one that I am going to avoid.
The perceived attempt by the author to stereotype conservatives as having minds like his “hero” was deplorable. Classifying this novel as either a "trashy sex novel”, or as an “action adventure” would have been difficult.
Not John Ringo.
Arthur did a fine job conveying the ego of the "Hero" and the author's feelings regarding his female characters. Expecting the President or top officials to talk in the manner the way in which they did was probably not the Narrator's fault.
The basic action plot had potential.
There are many "Action Heroes" that have admirable qualities. Try authors like Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, Ben Cose, Nelson DeMille, Dalton Fury, Mark Greeney, and Dick Wolf.
A slow, dismal reiteration of the earlier books of the Presidential Agent Series. The attempt to provide a comedic dialog to the non-action story is disappointing.
Deep six his first draft, and change his strategy to his usual of swank dining and hotels, jet setting between South America and Europe, consumption of alcohol, and
Dick Hill's performance is the best thing concerning this book.
Not my kind of humor. Instead of providing few chuckles, I kept thinking boring and stupid.
An abundance of interesting characters and locales, woven into story with few opportunities to pause my listen.
Many memorable situations for the leading "heroes, but in particular, the time spent in China and the climax in Canada and Idaho. were difficult to pause.
If you like a lots of violence, unrealistic dialog, and disappointing SF, this is the book for you.
The dialog was so unreal, that I kept wondering why I should continue.
Considering the dialog and story, the Narrator did an OK job.
The scientific, military, and government authorities were disappointing..
I'm beginning to think the Audible rating is useless when this Book can be rated 3 or better.
As usual, the story and its characters keep you listening. Orlagh Cassidy's performance as Maxwell kept reminding me of Saturday morning cartoons. Maybe, the attempt was to attract the TV audience.
Sam Wingo seemed to be the most "real" character.
The first several books of the Series, performed by Scott Brick, were superior performances.
Listen and withstand the performance.
Hard to believe that a person like, Grant, with family, etc. could exist.
Avoid this book and its author. Populate a small town in Maine with 10% either criminally insane or mentally deficient, and, the majority unthinking robots, then put them under pressure. Attempts to break the "force field" are laughable.
A re-listen of the vastly superior, similar stories, "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen, or "Lucifer's Hammer" by Larry Niven, and Jerry Pournelle would be more than satisfactory choices.
Narrator was O.K.
Tthe author's exhibits a revulsion for religion and admiration for horror and profanity.
If you can stomach violence, a great story.
Not unlike Child's Jack Reacher character: making things "right", after the bad guys did their things.
Difficult to stop listening. Engrossing, and with the follow-on book, a thorough definition of the Jack Ryan character
Yes, no le-up until the end, and then, you're asking for more..
Climax and set-up for follow0-up book.
Too late, after 9-11, to make a film.
This book and its follow-on cannot be separated.
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