It fits well into the top level of audiobooks I have listened to. The story was entertaining and enjoyable throughout the entire length.
There were several times during the story some of the background became too noise. But overall the story keep me interested and listening. I really never felt my thoughts wonder as has happen when listening to other books
Yes, in fact I work 12 hour shifts and couldn't wait to get my headphones in just so I could find out what would happen next.
Love is a big word. I enjoyed the majority of State of the Union. The plot was interesting, character development for the key players was done effectively, and the overall pace was perfect for a book in this particular genre. This is the 1st book of Brad Thor's that I have listened to, but it is the 3rd I have either read or listened to. I really enjoy reading this genre of super soldier, super spy, or action hero (if you will) steps up takes charge and gets the job done despite the odds or sometimes the mysterious ways fate lets the impossible be possible. Thor does a great job of pushing the boundaries of the believable with the over-the-top action. I really don't remember thinking, "what the ..." "how they do that" as I was listening to this particular story.
State of the Union is like most action adventure thrillers books. Brad Thor is like Vince Flynn and the late and great Tom Clancy in where they take a particular person and develop the character into an all American hero who will go above and beyond to protect America and her citizens. You can look at Harvath (Thor), Rapp (Flynn), Ryan Sr/Jr (Clancy) and seeing the similarities and differences very clearly but they all have the central theme of putting America's best interest over their own lives and in some cases the lives of multiple people because killing 100 can still save millions no matter how you do the math.
A speech could turn America's future back 200 years or make America unlivable for thousands.
This is the second series of audio books I have listened to in which George Guidall was the narrator. I really enjoy his voice control, pace of speech, and the inflections he is able to do to make each character's voice different. I look forward to continuing to listen/read this series of books by Thor and cross my finger Guidall continues to narrate these books.
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to any mystery-thriller reader. In fact, this book was recommended to me by my brother and I greatly appreciate the recommendation as this is a series I will continue to read/listen to in the future.
Margo Green as an inexperience investigator who has to put the pieces together, and is a doctoral candidate working in a museum in which people are being killed, so along with her advisor she works to put the pieces together as to what is killing people and why. Even though this book was an introduction into the Pendergast character I felt the star of this book was Margo.
David did an amazing job at making each character separate from other by the way he inflicts his voice and adds accents to those who in reality would have an accent i.e. Pendergast and one of the museum curators.
A mystery, an enigma, and serial killer lurking in the shadows, come and enjoy the museum exhibits at your own risk.
Good storyline with good character development which engages the reader/listener. The tempo made the listening easy going and easy to follow. The nature of the action and background flowed really well and the backstory was just as intriguing as the current plot line.
Yes even though I knew or thought I knew the ultimate outcome of this book because I knew there were more books with the same character published. The action was fact paced and concise in area in which it needed to be and when there was an area in which the author could spend his time creating a overall "battle" scene it is was a good listen.
Are you a good guy Jim? I am good guy who was taught how to do bad things to bad guys.
Yes, I spent several hours just sitting and listening to this book and look forward to the next book in the series.
Betrayal, Badass, Fast-Paced
Definitely have to say Anita by far is the best character of the book but when the subtitle to the book is "Anita Blake..." You kind of to realize she will be the most developed of the characters you are going to be reading about, but the side characters even the ones killed off are not just words on paper so I definitely give credit to the author for great character development. Anita knows what she and what she does or so she thinks at the beginning of the book but after being betrayed, mental and physical violated, and confused she really knows who and what she is and guess what she is a badass vampire hunter and a zombie raiser who if you screw with her or betray her you aren’t going to get away with it.
The story starts out well written and easy to follow. The narrator does a great job of keep each character's voices consistent through out the book so if you didn't catch when you were told about someone speaking you were able to tell you it was by the narrator's voice. I look forward to reading/listening to more of the Anita Blake serious, and thanks to my little brother for recommending the series.
Action-packed, Funny, and Adventurous
Comparing Hunted to other books is hard because I feel Hearne has made such stand alone book series with characters who you rout for and want the outcome to be a happy ending even when you can't see how its going to happen. If I had to compare Hunted and the Iron Druid Chronicles than I would have to say Jim Butcher and the Dresden Files would be a close comparison. The main characters are magic users and really truly wanted to help even though they struggle with their own perceptions and shortcomings but that really makes them enjoyable stories and series.
Actually, it’s kind of funny but the last scene in the book was getting Oberon an Irish Wolf Hound bitch and his reaction and the whole scenario had me spitting my milk across the table. In fact, due to that reaction my oldest child is currently listening to Hounded, which is an endorsement all by itself.
The death of Atticus was a tough scene to listen and experience. Even though we learn that his soul catching charm in which he hadn't test (for obvious reasons-He would've had to die) before works as he thought it would. Maybe he should make another and while he is at it make one for "Clever Girl" and Oberon too. But the whole period of not knowing what was happen was a little much I would say. Made a little harder to detect the outcome because in this book we get "Clever Girl" narrating which is new to me, I didn't read/listen to Hearne's novellas so I don't know if she had in previous books.
If you enjoy any magic, fantasy, or just plain funny adventure books then you will enjoy the Iron Druid Chronicles to include Hunted
I have enjoyed this series and am looking forward to the next chapter. The character development by Weeks is amazing and the new narrator for this book was amazing and made the book come alive
Sarcastic, fast-paced, and more-wanting.
Nick and Simi - They are just so funny. Nick in the way his teenage mind faces his environment and situations is so funny in narcissistic way. Simi in the way she just is..."Demons taste better with BBQ sauce" her comments will just make you laugh.
Holter has been the perfect narrator for this series. The way he is able to change tone, pitch, and pace of his voice fits the book well. I would listen, and plan to, to more from Holter, even books by different authors. He has a good voice for fantasy and young adult books.
Yes, this book never really had a long enough pause in the action or storyline for a convenient pausing point. In fact, I listened to this book going back and forth on my 1.5 hour commute and found my speed a lot slow listening to this book and others in the series than with other books.
I would recommend this book along with the whole series. Hearne is on par with Butcher so if you like the Dresden Files you'll enjoy The Iron Druid Chronicles. Trapped is a good story but I have to agree with some other reviews I have seen and state that the first three novels were on a level above the last 2 books in the series.
As I have said these series reminds me of the Dresden files, not in content but in general terms of fantasy and good writing about people hiding what they are and how long they have been living among the "norms."
I have enjoyed Luke Daniel's performances and the way he is able to make the characters come to life is amazing and adds another layer to the books your listening to. I fear if I ever read one of the books in the series I won't enjoy it near as well because Luke's voice isn't there to make the iIrish Wolfhound Oberon come to life as he does as I listen to the audio versions.
I only wished more had happened in this book. Yes, we got another druid but all seen that one coming. But alas, Hearne is setting up several storylines so I will be patient (well maybe I will) waiting for the next book in the series. There is a lack of growth in character development in Atticus but Granuaile's growth and development continues to impress. But it is the quick wit of Oberon which causes this book and the others to better than most.
I would rate this book in the top 10 at least, I enjoyed listening and reading this book and all the previous books in the series. The combination of the author's words and the narrator's performance was quite enjoyable. I purchased both the Kindle and Audible editions so I was able reaching and listen to the book switching back and forth as I need according to the situation. But unknown like several books I have read and listened to I either found the book more enjoyable in one format or other, but it didn't matter with this book I enjoyed no matter which way I was listened/read the book.
In this particular series I have enjoyed Simi in all her appearances. But loving the coming of age under bizzare, unusual, and stressful situations aspect of this book Nick would have to always get my MVP vote. But don't forget the reluctant protector Caleb and growing friendship with Acheron.
If you are looking for a good series to start i would recommend "the Chronicles of Nick" I hope (fingers crossed) there will be lots more of them to continue to read/listen to.
Yes, this book was quite enjoyable even as an adult listening to a young adult adventure book. The character development along with a easy to follow and effective story line keeps the story and reader's interest going. Any person who likes coming to age and adventure books will enjoy this book. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.
The coming of age and realization of how important family is, even dead but you have to listen/read the book to understand that part. The Kane kids go from being "why me" and whinny kids to "ok, if not me who" and put on their big boy/girl pants and just do the job.
It takes some getting used to when listening to the voice of "Sadie." During the first part of the book with the switching of the narrators between Carter and Sadie was a little off putting to enjoy the book but by the time I reached the second half of the book I didn't seem to really notice it.
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