Honestly my luck with audiobooks has been poor. I was really getting discouraged in my selections as they just have not held my attention, and I've been pretty particular and paid attention to reviews. By luck I suppose I ran across this one, and boy am I glad I did. What an amazing story. Detailed - absolutely. Too much so - not in my opinion, but I'm a detail person and appreciated it. I agree with another reviewer - the fact the reader has a New York accent aids in the enjoyment and the ability to visualize what's described. Just can't say enough. Type of book I'd buy and gift to people - and not just athletes as the story applies to anyone who's faced with challenge. Few in my opinion would regret this purchase. Just hope I can find others in future that can hold a candle to this one.
I am not generally a fan of fantasy, scifi, dystopian, etc fiction but I found this to be engaging, easily holding my attention, and had me looking for times I could make an excuse to listen. As a result I am on to the next in series. Narration is spot on and I am now looking for others he has been involved in. Pretty impressive work and I would recommend.
I apparently did not read the reviews that made note of the sound effects. I just could not focus on story. I was driving when I first listened and literally could not believe the sounds were coming from the book I was listening to. I don't return many, but this one is going back on the shelf. I've read a fair amount of Baldacci and really enjoyed them. This was my first listen and I will be much more diligent in my selections from this author in the future. I was really looking forward to entering into a new series, so this was a major let down.
Not at all.
Possibly, but only if not accompanied by cheap sounding effects.
Honestly I did not get far enough to note any.
Thank goodness Audible has a return policy.
Engaging, detailed, dramatic
The several points in book where you have to laugh at wiseguy comments, there were several.
Panjshir Valley in general and Iran jump, both good
Nothing extreme but both dramatic and amusing throughout.
Narration was exceptional and I have listened to quite a few in this genre.
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