The book is on a timely topic and really quite good. The reader, however, does not do justice to the character of Sean Drummond. As a consequence, Drummond came across as too much of a heavy. I hope that Scott Brick returns as reader in the next book by Haig.
This was a beautiful book: well written, interesting characters, and a wonderful mix of joy and pathos. I LOVED IT. Probably the most emotionally satisfying book I can remember reading. The reader did a terrific job without getting bogged down in the emotional quality of the writing. When it was done, I wished there was more.
The story was only mediocre, which could have been disguised with a really great reader. This reader sounded like an English college student and was a poor choice for this book. It often sounded like the characters, in a moment of high drama, were discussing which pub to go to for lunch rather than whether someone was a threat to national security!
It was often difficult to distinguish one character from the other also--the voices were pretty much the same. There were also many pauses in the reading that were extraneous to what was going on and detracted from the current action.
Content was pretty good, and lots of action throughout, but the reader trivialized it. Not a good choice for an otherwise interesting listen.
After 8 years of listening to audio books, this is the worst I have ever heard. The book itself might have been interesting, but the reader's style is inappropriate and offensive. I stopped listening after about 90 minutes. I'll definitely avoid any other book read by Scott Sowers.
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