The writing has extremely interesting with very creative banter that makes listening even more enjoyable. Great characters and great interaction. It's a serious story with a good bit of situational humor. A smart crook with a conscience has to be funny sometimes but the other characters are equally as interesting. The narration sounded a little annoying at first, not your normal voice, but easy to get used to, quickly, and then you find out he is actually quite good. Excellent story and he makes the implausible plausible.
Yes, because you are never quite sure who is on what side or where this is going.
Tough choice but Junior or Thistle. Both are smart, tough and in your face, take no prisoners kind of people. Total honesty with complete disregard for the consequences. Easy to admire and helps make the story interesting.
Bought this on a chance without knowing author or narrator. One of my better guesses. Read reviews of other Junior Bender mysteries and apparently you want to chose carefully, can't hit a home run every time I guess, but both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip more thanks to this book.
Yes, definitely Vince Flynn but definitely NOT Nick Sullivan
I love Mitch Rapp. This is my fifth book. The author generally weaves a very tense and compelling story but, like all of us, some efforts are better than others. This was not the best Flynn but it wasn't bad either. It was the narration that just drove me nuts. The ending leaves a little bit to be desired, mostly because it really doesn't end, but normally I would not have regretted purchasing this audio book. I like the genre and I have really enjoyed Vince. American Assassin was just excellent. I think that is part of the reason this was so disappointing. Protect and Defend was also excellent. Again, a different narrator than Mr. Sullivan
Totally inappropriate for these characters or for this genre. Has a very weak vocal range and tries to change characters through inflection. It is extremely lame. His French accent consists of saying "get zee woman" instead of "get the woman". I swear his German accent sounded British. The part where I nearly gave up was the communication between Mitch and his group and a helicopter. To mimic radio transmissions he seems to have just cupped his hand over his mouth. I almost laughed but it was too painful. I have listened to other books with radio or phone communications but those were at least electronically altered, if altered at all. This was much worse. He is also unable to express the emotion needed for this type of story. These are tough, deadly people and he makes them into cartoonish characters by being unable to voice them in a way that reflects that. I swear one guy sounded like Forest Gump!
The problem with all of this, I don't want to just go on trashing the man, is that it totally and completely distracts from the enjoyment of the story. I literally had to force myself to get through it, and the author and characters don't deserve this. Please, no more Nick Sullivan.
The story line is believable and I like the characters.
Yes. It is worth a listen.
Jack of course.
No, you can take your time and it is enjoyable. Also not so complicated that you forget things that are important to the story. Also, you have to get used to hearing "Jack said nothing". It is quite annoying. We get the character is a quiet man who survives on much more than words but it is overdone and takes away from enjoying the story. Several other people also "said nothing" Dramatic pause is a necessary tool but there are less annoying ways to convey the scene.
The book was worth the time and money. I have no idea why this is being made into a movie and not Mitch Rapp from the late Vince Flynn series. I have read 3 Mitch Rapp books and one was also just OK but two, American Assassin in particular, I did not really care for Transfer of Power, is a really gripping read. Jack is 6 foot 4 inches and about 230 lbs. and Tom Cruise who is 4'6" and 130 lbs??? Really! I like some Cruise movies but not him for this one. Jack's size matters as part of the story. It is what gives him his edge, along with being very savvy. It was hard to decide between threes and fours here because I did not at all regret listening but I feel my time could have been better spent elsewhere.
Just excellent. A 3 star on the narrator because it is the author, a little dry, and not a professional reader but he is very good and who better to tell his own story. Your perspective will change with an increased appreciation for what people suffered and sacrificed and how terribly fragile our beginning actually was.
A detailed account of events we thought we knew.
more than adequate
The personal moments of despair and frustration and how Washington overcame those.
I listen far more than I read. I travel and love audio books. Did not read the print version.
Dusty. His attitude towards life is a lot like mine.
No. He was excellent.
No. Very tedious and once in a while you just needed a break.
I love Dean Koontz, however this one is long and tedious in many places. I do not need a 5 minute description of what the doctor is eating and why. Certain story lines are a little far fetched, but it's Dean Koontz, alien spore colonizing the earth is far fetched, I hope, but that was a great book. I would seriously buy the abridged version unless you are into extended character development.
Better than average, probably a solid 7.5 out of 10.
Mitch Rapp of course.
Listened to American Assassin first. Loved it. Next was Transfer of Power and you wouldn't know it was the same author. Narrator was probably to blame for much but the story dragged along and the dialogue was often lame. Narrator has limited vocal range so many characters have very unreal and annoying voices, unless you like Thurston Howell III. My wife completely agreed. Then listened to this book and it was excellent. Fast paced, very interesting story and well performed. Well worth the time and expense.
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