The way Mr. Baldacci weaves the roller coaster ride of intrigue is second to none!!
Absolutely! The non-stop twists that keep you guessing at who are the good guys and who are the bad guys is enough to drive you crazy!
Robie. As always, Mr. McLarty has the kind of voice that is both captivating and sexy all rolled up into one. He really does an excellent job at bringing out the manly characteristics of the people in the stories he narrates.
More authors need to employ Ron McLarty!!!
It would have been better if the author, who may have a sex related disorder, actually wrote about the character and his missions instead of his sexual indiscretions with underage girls. His descriptions about every woman in the book was distasteful to the point of becoming a buzz kill when decent parts of the story were told.
If the author is going to write about our SEALs, do more research and maybe hang around them for awhile so you can get a more accurate idea of who they are and how they live. Our guys actually have a lot more decency then the character portrayed in this ridiculous story.
Calm, steady and flexible
Definitely a disappointment. It started out fast paced, keeping you on the edge of your seat, then fizzled out when the main character, who by the way is nothing like any Navy Seal I have had the honor to work with, picked up 2 under age girls for some fun on the sea. Several chapters were wasted on his adventure with them, which I fast forwarded through due to sheer boredom and by the time it got interesting again, my desire to complete the book dissipated.
I will not be wasting money on this author again when there are extremely talented writers to enjoy.
Besides the outstanding narration, the story was very well written and enveloped the reader with a never ending desire to read on.
I was truly impressed with the authors ability to grab and maintain your attention with a story packed with intrigue while at the same time highlighting the difficulties of caring for an autistic child. The main character demonstrated a shining example of the love and understanding needed to successfully raise an autistic child.
My favorite scene was when father and child were reunited of course. :)
I was truly moved by the scene where Jason first saw his son in the dark room and made the instant decision to protect him at all cost.
Excellent book brought to life by a very talented narrator!
The first half of the book lacked in excitement and intrigue. It was so dull I found it very difficult to remain engaged. If not for the excellent skills of the narrator, I would have stopped listening to it. A captivating event that occurred at the beginning of the book then maintained throughout may have made this a 4 or 5 star experience.
The author needed to provide more intrigue sooner and more often....it was way too drawn out and boring. Although the information concerning wolves was very interesting, the plot seemed to be out shined by her need to provide sooooo much background on the plight of wolves.
If not for this narrators superb skills at bringing each character to life and filling in the blandness with wonderful tone inflection, this book would be a flop.
Yes, it highlighted the excellent skill set of the narrator and enlightened the reader on the nature of wolves.
In todays world, actively and enthusiastically promoting cigarettes as well as drinking and driving can be a buzz kill. I would recommend limiting the many lines promoting smoking to a rare few. There's nothing wrong with one or 2 characters lighting up, but when the majority does, it takes away from enjoying the book.
The twist as the story progresses towards the climax. The nearly constant references to cigarettes.
Absolutely awesome!!! He definitely has it.
Not really, the ending says it all.
Yes, I actually adore Flynn, unfortunately this was not one of his better works. However, I will carefully read feedback comments before I buy again.
NO! The narrator failed miserably in depicting the persona of Mitch Rapp as well as Irene Kennedy. Instead of the competent, husky and sexy character who exudes confidence as well as a human side, this narrator made Rapp sound like a whiny whipped man who quit doing what he loves because of a woman. It was ridiculously cliche.He killed the excitement, attraction and intrigue of Rapp, and the confident strong character of Irene Kennedy.
The entire romance build up of Rapp and Anna was over the top. If I wanted a romance novel, I would have bought one. The character of Rapp was greatly diminished by his subservience to Anna.
I have read nearly every Flynn books and have come to expect a distint Rapp character. This book did not come even close, it was boring with way too many details and the narrator was too whiny.
Absolutely! The opportunity to demonstrate the power of change from a irresponsible drunk to a reformed law enforcement officer was prematurely eliminated. I won't ruin the story for others, but I am sure the author could have highlighted the protagonist not just in this story but in many more to follow.
I think the author could have once again made the protagonist the "hero" and once again demonstrate that justice will be served.
No. With what happened in the book, I believe it will be a buzz kill.
I fell in love with the Cody character because he showed that even when your life seems like it is headed in a disastrous direction, it can be turned around with the right motivation. I was very disappointed by the outcome of this book.
I think the only person who might enjoy this is the author.
There was absolutely no structure, no plot, no intrigue and no sense.
Have someone else read it. Honestly, the only reason I listened was because I paid for it.
Uuuummmm.... I would recommend the entire cast!
This book was not even close to the usual quality we get from Audible. It made no sense and was all over the place. You might consider reestablishing the high standards I've come to expect from Audible.
This book rates right up there with William Landy's Defending Jacob. Superbly written and narrated.
Everything! As usual, the narrator can either make or break a book. His performance was top of the line. He brought each character to life with their own personalities and the flow of each dialogue was perfect!
Absolutely!! And I did!!!!!
John Gilstrap and George Guidall make a dynamic team! Gilstrap's imagination combined with Guidall's ability to bring the story to life is second to none!
The beauty of audiobooks is how the narrator brings each character to life with their own personalities and voices. The downside is when every other word out of a character's mouth is profanity and the use of despicable words like "cu*t and b*tch repeatedly. It got to the point where I could not bring myself to listen to the entire book!!
I'll think I'll stick with the authors I know and love who write excellent books, filled with intellectually challenging twist and intrigue instead of f-bombs, sexual degradation and excessive profanity. The great ones are Baldacci, C.J Box, Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney, Michael Connelly, Michael Palmer, James Patterson, John Sandford, Jeff Lindsay, Vince Flynn and Chris Grabenstein.
Not much impressed by any due to the distraction of the excessive profanity.
Everything that had to due with the psychotic guy describing his sexual desires and descriptions of the old women he sexually assaulted. Such distasteful visualizations were very hard to listen to. I did not finish this book. I would also tone down the profanity.
If you want to be successful in winning over readers you have to play to more than one type of audience. The narrator was fantastic and could probably be ranked as one of the top female readers, unfortunately the unattractive terminology used in this book took away from her presence. Needless to say I'll be returning this audiobook.
Couldn't say, I did not read the print version.
Yes. It was filled with enough mystery that you simply had to keep listening. It was very tough finding a stopping point.
The last part in the court room when Finn had the epiphany...I'll leave it at that. :)
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
You might want to rethink Allissa's character. There is nothing wrong with having a tough, no nonsense female character however her excessively foul language is too unrealistic and takes away from her given character. I cringed with disgust every time she spoke.
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