I really like the Deep Black series, but this title predates Deep Black, and is not up to par. I not sure if it's the narration or the attempt to be old Noir style, but it sounded like it wanted to be a Raymond Chandler type, but in modern day, which isn't working. Half way through listening and I wanted anyone interested to know to PASS on this title even at the $4.95 price.
No. Do not like his treatment of this title
It's unabridged is both good and bad. May not finish if it doesn't get better soon.
If you've never read Stephen Coonts, pick a different title, try a Deep Black series.
All about Dom Caruso & some of the Campus...little of Ryan Sr. or Jr. Iranian terrorists team up with journalists to attack USA: Kind of like present day reality!
Jack Jr. gets dipped into espionage business just like his Dad. The start of the Campus & Jack Sr. is out of govt work ...for now. A quicker listen than normal for Clancy. should be marked as Part 1 of 2. A++
1 of my favorite of Clancy . 4 th listen
A+++. All characters active & participate in world wide plot to capture gold & oil from the Bear (Russia).
Great listen, stalwart story in Jack Ryan universe. one of my favorites.
Going through series in order for 3rd time, but 4th time reading/listening to this book. Rainbow Six is next, it doesn't have much to do with Ryan, but it is key piece in Clancy's universe.
Atypical Clancy story with Jack Ryan about his earlier days assigned to London. Good narration moved the story along at a smooth pace.
3rd listen, still hearing new information.
I guess if you are a big fan of Garrison Keillor, but it was just too cheesy.
Well if he wanted a faux noir type PI story with lots of cheesy, nonsensical verbiage then he hit it on the head. Just not worth the $, even at the clearance price. Couldn't finish it.
I would not have produced this work.
I've learned by lesson with Garrison Keillor productions.
I've read/listened to half dozen of Daniel Silva's books and this is my least favorite.
Number 1: it is not in the Gabriel Allon series which is Silva's best works.
Number 2: the story was disjointed & I agree with another reader's review that stated: "story was improbable with a tedious subplot [actually 2 or 3] about lead character & wife's infertility". And I agree with another reader that wrote: Silva also used stereotypical relationships; Spy & his lonely but supportive wife, Spy and his unsupportive superiors that would rather hamper efforts than help, until the end when it's the only choice they have & after they've put him on suspension (yea, that's never happened before). It was hard for me to keep up with all the characters' names and place within story.
I purchased audio-book during summer sale of 2014, so it was worth the price, but it would not be worth a full price purchase. I tend to listen to my audio-books over several sessions over a period of several days, so I will say that if you were to listen to the story in just a couple of sessions you may be able to follow story line more effectively. The Rembrandt Affair, Unlikely Spy are two of his titles that I liked more.
Lead spy, Michael Osbourne
Not read any more Silva's titles that are not part of the Gabriel Allon series.
For Audible.com: Please make is so while browsing in categories we could sort by price as well as release date, relevance, length, etc... that would be so helpful for those of us on a tight budget.
The price was the main reason I downloaded title, but after I gave it a listen, I was pleasantly surprised....
Much better than the TV show...
Great for the subject matter, kept story interesting
Don't shy away from title just because it is based on a reality TV show, get it now while it's free...
Yes, if the price is right. I won't pay full price, will only purchase if title is less then $10.
Linking the current day events in Iran to his story and characters.
Yes, if you've run out of titles from Flynn, Thor, Clancy and other top tier writers, then give Rosenberg a listen, but only if the price is right.
Same as above..... if you've run out of titles from Flynn, Thor, Clancy or Stephen Coonts and other top tier writers, then give Rosenberg a listen, but only if the price is right.
Story was a bit hard to follow at first, but that may have been due being a 1st time listener to a John Rain title. But I really enjoyed the book after I got into it. The best thing I liked was the idea of the 4 trained special ops guys and how they interacted while carrying out their missions and yet never really trusting each other.
Not knowing who was telling the truth or where the next twist was coming from...
Author should leave the voice over work to others, spend a little more $ and hire someone more suited for the work.
moved me...? No.
Can't wait to catch up on the other Eisler titles, especially the Rain series.
He's not quite on the Vince Flynn, Brad Thor level, but he is good.
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