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Narration is excellent. Story is filled with action that makes you cheer for the good guy. Protagonist is a hybrid of "Lancelot"(fights for the innocent and defenseless), "Clint Eastwood"(in his trilogy of spaghetti westerns..kills the brutal with fast passionless efficiency). He is lawman, judge and jury against those who brutalized his wife and son. But even more, along his quest for sweet revenge and justice, he saves countless lives he encounters who are innocent and defenseless against the brutal. I had so many"feel good" moments throughout this book as he punished the evil and saved the good. I recommend highly.
I have "read" a number of Brad Thor novels and have to admit that after enjoying other novelists who prepare far more intriguing plots I will have to pass on future reads. In a word, predictability of what unfolds in the plot development makes me want to not finish the story.
The plot is rich in detail: international espionage, political science, weaponry, tactics, psychology, war strategy and superb story telling. I lost too much sleep, unable to turn off my audiobook after the 30 minute timer on my iPod player shut down the story for the night. Clancy is, in my opinion, the top writer of the most detailed, sophisticated, and knowledgeable espionage novels I've had the pleasure to enjoy. I cannot give this book a higher rating but if I could I would.
I liked the action parts of this novel, but the story was extremely weak and unbelievable in so many areas I don't know where to start. I have read 2 other Lee Child novels which I enjoyed, but this one was weak.
Also Dick Hill, the narrator, should not try to do any characters other than the main character. Every supporting character sounds the same-whether man or woman...like an alcoholic older woman(who we have all met on the street asking for a donation to her habit). Advise to the author, Lee Child: have someone else do the supporting characters other than Dick Hill. Dick Hill does a fine job for the main "tough guy" character. But it was tedious listening to Dick Hill repeat the same intonations for every single supporting character, whether male or female. I wanted to stop listening it was so painful.
I am a total Clancy fan. When I first began reading Clancy I found that his plots required more intellectual effort than most counter-terrorism novels. But my brain has adapted to his complex yet thoroughly entertaining plots and countless characters. This is the greatest fun for me. Clancy offers insights into political science, global history, military science and counter espionage in a thrilling action packed story format. I'm slowly going back to previous Clancy novels in this series for the first time as well as re-listening to those I've only heard once. Like many things in life, experiencing his books the second time around offers increased enjoyment in that I understand details that I missed the first time around. Enjoy.
I think Clancy provides more political, military and espionage "detail" than any other author of this genre. He's in my favorite top two authors. Read his novels and learn about politics, warfare and espionage in the most entertaining way. I've lost many hours of sleep unable to turn off my audiobook because the plot was so exciting.
Dewey is "serious business". He does not play around. You cross a line and he does not care about sleep, food or life. He will make you pay. He will not be denied vengeance for the horrible terrorist act he finds unbearable. I totally enjoyed this listen. Lot's of detail: history, weapons, tactics, logistics, etc. This was a winner! Enjoy!
This is book 3 of the season. ..no regrets. OK story and plot, I like the history(Mideast struggle with other countries).
I recommend this listen for the history even the the plot could have been much better. I just finished Book 4 which was so much richer in story, history, and great action.
Great story! 3 generations of hard working Americans struggling to survive against the pre-civil war, post civil war, and post WWI challenges of life. Experience the toughness of the American river boat life during the Civil war. Experience the hard life of the cowboy, post civil war. Experience the tough struggle of Homesteader's as influenced by harsh weather, poverty, physical toughness, inflexible family values, unimaginable courage and religious fortitude. Enjoy the early American spirit that loved the fruit of the simple life: fresh air, a good roof over your head, a good meal on a regular basis and a loyal partner to build a family during a tough frontier time in American history. Lot's of action.
This is a book of philosophy. Enjoy, in a story format, the importance of good struggling against evil; ambitious hard work overcoming apathy and a sense of self entitlement. If this book was formatted as pure philosophy it would have been a challenging, albeit, boring read. As presented with characters during the industrial revolution, it was mind expanding and had profound messages about the human spirit, intelligence and courage. I feel I only digested a fraction of the stories messages. This book should be read again and again, as I plan to do. The simple message: work hard, work smart, believe in doing a quality job and you will be a winner and other winners will seek you out. If you are mediocre...expect nothing special to come to your life.
Vince Flynn is my favorite author of the counter--terrorism genre. I have never been disappointed with any of his counter-terrorism novels and I have read all of them. He never "dials in" his next book, riding on the success of his last. This story is thoroughly satisfying giving us a fast moving "surprise ending" plot set in current period Afghanistan. It gives us a vision of the complexity of working with challenging allies. As always, our hero Mitch Rapp, "kicks ass and takes names". I also enjoyed Vince's insight on U.S., as well as, Afghanistan inter-governmental intrigue. As always Mitch Rapp satisfies by rooting out the terrorists. I look forward to Vince Flynn's next Mitch Rapp adventure! I recommend highly.
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