"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." The only thing good I can say about this title is... Never mind, can't think of anything. The narrator was awful, the story has taken the Area 51 storyline and absolutely jumped the shark. Fo anyone considering spending money or credits on this pile of manure - DON'T!!!!
A number of things wrong with this book, the series and the character of Joe Ledger. Really? A psychiatrist on staff that the hero needs to call in the middle of an op? Super duper at combat just because he was a grunt years ago? I know, everything is over-the-top in books like this, but this stretched too far.
Then, he goes and starts playing politics in this book. He was commendably neutral in his first two, but Mayberry decided to send a message in this one. I'm done with his books and which he never got a penny from me for the first two.
On a positive note, the Ray Porter does a great job, and I've enjoyed his work with other books.
Not sure why I was surprised, I thoroughly enjoy Peter's "Ex" series, and this was even better. Characters are nicely developed (maybe a little cliched, but it works), story is interesting with well placed twists and turns, and the narrator is great.
I am thoroughly enjoying this book. Well-written, interesting and seemingly well researched DeMille captures the feeling of the cold war accurately. Scott Brick is a fantastic narrator. If I were to be critical on one part of the reading, it's that there are times he may want to add a little more urgency to his voice (fight scenes, etc.) The characters are interesting and have enough depth to be realistic.
Bottom line: This is a top-notch listen!
I've listened to a number of books, but I've never quit one in the middle. This time I did. All the silly monster cliches were there, but made sillier. Plus the ridiculous PC-ness of the whole thing. White (living) males are the clear bad/immoral/icky people. The monsters, all ethnicities but caucasian, and anyone dead hold the moral high ground. Can you be preachier?
Save yourself and your monthly credit. Skip this one.
Just love these books. Correia's snarkiness and humor make all his books a lot of fun, but it truly comes out in his Monster Hunter series. This book, like the previous titles, requires you to stretch your imagination and belief in coincidences, but that does not detract from the enjoyment. This time Owen Pitt, MHI and many other monster hunters get to shoot up Las Vegas. More hints and evidence of a foreboding, horrible event coming down the pike appear and we delve into a few of the major characters' pasts.
Good stuff, Larry, good stuff.
One of the things I really enjoyed about this "Tom Clancy" book is that the characters have real flaws. Most of Clancy's main characters have little or no character flaws. Maxwell Moore seems considerably more believable as a real person than Jack Ryan (Sr or Jr), Ding, John Clark, the Carusos, etc.
Enjoyable story, nicely intertwined plot and good characters.
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