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.
This is the continuing saga of Agent Harvath and his fight for America's freedom and safety. America has got lacks in its security and even with the President trying to take a hard line in the war against terror, we are vulnerable. America has started using torture to interrogate prisoners, even if it’s by proxy. So when Scott jump up into Canada and grabs al-Qaeda's top bomber maker but unknownst to Harvath America already holds (M&M) al-Qaeda's top weapons of mass destruction and nuclear procurer.
Scott is celebrating a successful mission and visiting an old friend when America's vulnerability is shown is a truly massive way. All the bridges and tunnels to and from Manhattan are destroyed and the cops were sent out just prior to the explosion on multiple small calls scattering the responding teams. But there al-Qaeda is not only proving it can hit America, its trying to rescue its people. So Scott with a rag tag assortment of VA patients as his team has to search each attack and try to figure what the end game is and how to stop it.
Scot Harvath's career is hanging in the balance because of he was caught on tape doing what needed to be done or so he thought. But the subject he was chasing and arresting violently is a body double. Now he is in hiding from his government, friends, and even enemies. But when the risk of a terrorist attack is raised he is secretly activated and must find out what is going on stop it by all means.
With a little Sterry Berry-like historical twist on a current problem Harvath has to find out what happened on an Alpine Slope centuries before. So with the help of a female scientist he has to mountain climb up a glazier, avoid an old acquaintance that is trying to kill him and decipher how the Ottoman Empire and its downfall figures into how the terrorist are going to kill millions of non-Muslim people the world over.
Sad, Maddening, dramatic
Lucas is fighting the "Winter Blues" and as the story progresses he starts to heal and get better because of him finding a love interest. But the sad and maddening thing of this story is the loss of this love interest as she becomes one of the murders Davenport has to investigate
Ferrone allows the characters to have their own voices without over doing it. He is able to follow the dramatic twist and turns with his voice over so the listener is never out of touch with the tactile feel of the storyline as it happens. I look forward to continuing this series and hope MR Ferrone continues to narrate this series.
If you enjoy John Sanford then you will enjoy this book and this series.
This is the second book in the Pendergast series and it takes awhile for Pendergast to get involved but this allows the author to set up of the storyline for the listener/reader. This story starts out with the discovery of two skeletal remains found when the NYPD dive team searches for a bundle of heroin in a sewer runoff. The ghastly discovery ends up with DR Green and her former advisor DR Frock's Forensic Lab at the museum. Margo is still having haunting memories and dreams from the Museum Beast episode 18 months before this book starts.
We are introduced to several characters to name a few- Mephisto-the mole people king, Capt. Waxie-Lazy PD Officer, SGT Hayward-A gunho female NYPD officer. Each character is used to perfection to help the story continue along a twisting and turning dramatic conclusion.
If you enjoy mystery-thriller serials this book will be right up your alley. I loved it.
This is the beginning of Tom's story, his apprenticeship. Tom is nervous and prone to make mistakes and he has just made two of the worst of his early career and his not even sure he wants this career. Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son and he just was given the opportunity to apprentice with the Spook. What is a Spook you ask? He is the man deals with all that bumps in the night and wakes up children when they scream. But as the first month of his apprenticeship is finished Tom has made a mistake and hides it from the Spook. So after Tom fails to convince his mom to let him quit and move home he is left to deal with the mistakes by himself untrained as he is, so begins his adventures.
Delaney has brought a darker side of the young reader’s side of fantasy with this book and hopefully the next books in the series to come. As a reader from a young age of fantasy novels it’s nice to see some new ideas come out that I can share with my kids. Christopher Evan Welch does a great job of narrating this book and I look forward to listening to more books in which he narrates. I recommend this book to fantasy readers of all ages it is a quick read or listen with more to offer than it first appears to offer.
Sitting here writing this review is bittersweet. Yes, this was another good Mitch Rapp book. No, it wasn't the best, but unfortunately for me it will be the last. Due to the untimely death of Vince Flynn I will not get to enjoy anymore banter between Mitch and Irene or Hurley, and of course the late great Stansfield. But I digress; this book takes off after the events in American Assassin. Rapp is set out on his own to take down (ok, Kill, assassinated, eliminate, or whatever you want to call it) a list of known terrorist or associates/helpers of terrorist groups. Everything has been going just fine for Rapp, even his love life is looking up, until Paris and now his not sure who to trust or if he should trust anyone. During a routine even easy assassination Rapp is ambushed and starts to think that he is set up. In fact, he was set up just not by who he thought. Using the skills Hurley has taught him Rapp turns the tables and tries to find out if he was set up. Unfortunately, one of Hurley's own men goes above and beyond and tries to take out Rapp. After several tense days, Mitch reaches out to Irene and with Stansfield in tow the whole story comes out and true to Rapp, Hurley, and Flynn standards justice is swift and permanent. If you enjoy spy thrillers then you will like Vince Flynn and take it from some one who listened to all the books and you haven't read or listened to any start with "prequels" and start the originally published series I think you'll enjoy it.
Being American Assassin is a prequel to an already established series it is hard to compare this to another series without comparing it to the series itself. Mitch Rapp is a man among men who has a no-nonsense look at life especially with the burning desire for retribution for his girlfriend's and many other's deaths during a terrorist attack. This book starts out as Rapp is recruited and trained for the future career as an off the books CIA wet man. He has to prove himself not only to instructors but in several incidents to himself that he can do this work and live through it.
At the beginning of Rapp's training he tells Hurley "Let's get this over with." and in the next few paragraphs Hurley and Rapp beat each other bloody. Because according to Hurley this recruit without military training at worth his time, but in fact Hurley has to break his own rules and grab Rapp by the gonads to not lose the fight.
I have enjoyed listening to all of the Mitch Rapp series via Audible and Audible’s mobile App. I feel the narrator does a great job making each character different and discernible when listening for a long period of time and when your mind might wander briefly it is easy to catch back up. The material (plot) is relevant to now and really not something so unbelievable it's hard to follow. So if you enjoy military thrillers check out the Mitch Rapp series of books by Vince Flynn.
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.
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