Fort Wayne, IN, United States | Member Since 2010
This book is an absolute joke. After investing in a continually exciting series, I had higher expectations. The story certainly builds to a great picture of an emotionally wrecked and president who is portrayed by the narrator as truly out of his mind. But that is about all you will get from this book. Plot lines that never really wrap up and so much
I will, from now on, avoid ALL books with Author or Co-Author William E. Butterworth IV. He should stick to pancake syrup.
In the other books, the narrator did a great job. His portrayal of a bizarre and paranoid president was so extreme that as a listener, you can't wait to find out how his world finally get unraveled or fixed. But in the end, the narrator, producer, etc. All made the big character build for nothing.
Not a character, I would certainly fire William E. Butterworth IV and send him back to the mail room. Clearly his involvement in this series is a true mistake.
Save your money. This book is not even in the same league as the others. Just pretend this on doesn't exist.
Three words? You're kidding right?
While the entire Vince Flynn series is wonderful. It truly is a treat to see an author get so far into a series and not lose sight of the characters, the emotion and twists. I highly recommend the series and this book. As always, the narrator George Guidall is extraordinarily talented and a real joy to listen to.
Stan Hurley. What an obnoxiously wonderful character.
AAA+Which by the way is a better rating than some countries! He is always remarkable.
My eyes were wide at the narrative of Mitch Raps rant to the Afgan Local Police. Riveting.
Please Vince, you can have my money... Write more Mitch Rapp books.
There was none
Yes. I enjoy the series.
I got tired of the non stop Latitude and Longitude updates with 12:43 UTC - 6 hours. That got HIGHLY annoying.
There are so many sub-plots that never get tied together or wrap up that the entire book left me wondering what was the point. What happened to 'Wave 3?' What was the point of the defection of the pilot? (That entire plot line seemed worthless). Was this book about 'lasers' or the assassination? What dies any of it really have to do with Deep Black? This book was a mess of topics that never tied together.
No. But I will give the series another chance. Perhaps this (book 1) leaves alot open for the next one.
First, pick a dialect for the character and stick with it. One minute a character sounds like he is from Brooklyn and the next, a surfer from California. The Russian accent, while completely incorrect, would have been ok if in the middle of the sentence it didn't switch to some New York style with out warning. Overall, the narrator is clearly one of my least favorite in the audio book genre.The narrator really detracted from the story.
While trying to be objective, I don't have anything positive to say about this book or it's performance.
At this time I HAVE NOT listened to any other book from this author or this series, I feel it's only fair to give the next book a go and see if it offers a better performance and story.
If the story flowed better. It seemed very jagged. So much time took describing things that the story just didn't move.
George is fantastic
I couldn't even keep track.
The first book (out of about 80) I just couldn't finish.
Its not for everyone. But, I would put this book at the top of my favorites.
The depth of the story across a significant period of history that truly shows how plots unravel over time and distance.
Yes. He is always good. However, I will have to criticize the producers and audio engineers for sometime NOT allowing a proper segue from plot line to plot line. There are many times there is no pause and you don't realize that you have just switched scenes. I had to back up a few times to catch that.
"As close as you can get to the CIA with out the Freedom of Information Act."
It's not a surprise that the original narrator did not perform this book. A story that just didn't hold up to the others.
There is SO much recap of the original series that the book is almost taxing.
It was written with a very
Completely different style on character pronunciation and feel.
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