I have been working my way through a lot of thriller authors and Ben Coes is hands down my favorite. The characters are brought to life and each of them seems plausible and realistic. His stories never lag but are always moving. I like the way he jumps from scene to scene and yet the cohesiveness of the story is always maintained. Ben…hurry and write some more!!!!
Dewey Andreas is my favorite hero. He struggles with his emotions, he is tough but approachable, committed to friendship, loyal, patriotic, bad ass but funny, tough as nails but tender when needed. He is the most well rounded action hero thus far in my listening library ( and it is a big one)
I am an audible book addict and especially with mysteries and thrillers. Peter Hermann is the BEST narrator that I have ever heard. I love the way he uses different accents, inflections,pauses and characteristics to differentiate each character. I hope to hear more of him in the future!!!!
One of my complaints with the heroes in these tough guy action stories is that they are so unemotional and dysfunctional that they will never have a long term committed relationship with a woman. In this story the readers get to see the grief and agony that Dewey experiences and that makes the hero much more realistic. It just makes me root for him all the more.
I can't wait till the next one and I hope Ben Coes uses the same narrator because he is PERFECT.
I have listened to several stories by this author, and I always find them different and interesting. However, I find myself wishing he would cut out the excessive strings of descriptive language. As a listener in the story you are seldom JUST driving down a road but you also hear about the feel of the road, the detailed descriptions of what is outside your window and the sound of the tires as they crunch and pulverize the minuscule particles of tiny rocks beneath the ........ I found myself yelling out loud in the car a couple of times as I was listening " just get on with the story already!"Other than that, I enjoy his books. I wish he would just take out all the extraneous descriptions and his books would rate 5 stars.
I must admit, I have almost a hundred downloads with Audible. I usually go with the mystery and crime dramas but the reviews caught my eye with this series. I am sooo hooked. I had to laugh out loud as I read one review that said they felt like throwing up when they saw that this was being offered on unabridged through the whole series. I LOve this series and the narration is soo fantastic. I have to admit that I fall asleep at night with my ear buds in place as I try to catch just the last bit of the story before going to sleep. My husband just chuckles at me and shakes his head.
Give this series a try and you won't be disappointed!!!!!
I just love listening to these books. I have heard them all and I can't wait for the new ones to come out. This one is great and was worth the wait.
I have read a lot of James Patterson and this one would be toward the bottom of my list of recommendations.
I thought the narration was good.
I read murder mysteries because I enjoy the twisting plots and suspenseful story lines. If the characters are intriguing and enjoyable I like to hear more about the them, such as in the Michael Bennett series, however, with this one I wouldn't bother.
It was an OK read but I have come to expect more form Patterson
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