Ann Arbor, MI | Member Since 2015
This book actually would have been for me if it weren't so ridiculous. I can not believe Brad Thor actually wrote it. The story line is stretched out, it seems just to make the book longer, by some of the most mind numbing, stupid dialog I have ever heard. The characters are not believable, and most of the situations are impossible. I have listened MANY Brad Thor books, and again, I can not believe he wrote this one. It is terrible!
I think Brad Thor is an excellent author. I think this book is a huge exception to that rule. I will listen to the next one in the series just because is MUST better than this one.
Armand Schultz is not my favorite narrator, and I don't believe his style is particularly suited to this book, but given what he had to work with, I think he did a very good job. I would listen to more books narrated by him.
I would never recommend this book or author to anyone except that I know Brad Thor has written much better Harvath books, and to make the most of the series it is probably worth listening to for that reason alone... if you can stand to wade through all of the nonsense.
The story was fascinating and very disturbing to me. The horrors of Auschwitz and the things that went on, even though, believe it or not, somewhat toned down in the book, were heart wrenching.
This is a page turner!
Christopher Lane did an excellent job. A good story, well told by Mr. Lane.
It is too long a book to listen to in one sitting, but if I could have, I would have,
Anyone who has any doubts about what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany should really listen to this book.
Overall a good listen and a good story line. I am a Christian, but even so, thought all of the religious dialog and "recruiting" was out of place. It would have been just as good a story without about 80 percent of it.
The characters were will defined. The story, although a little towards the impossible in some places, was well worth the listen.
Christopher Lane always does a good job. His reading of this book is no exception. It actually overcame many of the shortcomings of the book. He is the reason I give an Overall rating of four stars instead of three.
There was plenty of action, but definitely, for me at least, not a "sit on the edge of the chair page turned" many books are.
I have read two other Joel Rosenberg books; "The Auschwitz Escape" and "Death on a High Floor". I liked both much better than this one, and the religious stuff was kept to a minimum.
Sure. This one served as comic relief if nothing else.
The most interesting part was how completely goofy the story was.
Silly, silly, silly! Not funny silly, just enjoyably ridiculously silly. A real head shaker.
Actually it was worth the time. I listen to books while I work. At the end of each day I filled my wife in on what was going on with this one; something I rarely do. I just had to tell someone. :-)
If you're a little tired of the main stream good stuff, give this one a listen. Believe me, you won't believe what you're listening, but you will probably feel the time spent was worth it. I have never listened to anything like this one in my life.
I like a book that keeps going deeper and deeper, giving the reader things to think about and be aware of. This one did it for me. A good story, a superior narrator and an always changing plot. Good characters, well developed.
The plot twists. I kept being sure I had things figured out until I realized I didn't.
Michael Kramer is among the best of the best narrators. Just the fact that he narrated the book made it a must read for me.
Nothing extreme. A little nervous for the characters from time to time.
I listen to a LOT of books. I have listened to 30 or 40 books per year for the last 15 years. This one is not far from the top of my list. I bought the hard cover for my wife. I know she will enjoy it too.
The book would have been for me had it had an ending. Another five or ten minutes could have wrapped things up, but instead it just quit! I couldn't believe my ears!
The plot was good as were the characters. I must admit though, I really feel cheated by the ending.
George Guidall is the Master of Masters! He could read a telephone book and make it a great read.
I wouldn't have cut any, but I sure would have added at least one more to the ending.
Very disappointing. Robin Cook and his editors blew it!!!
Except for the previous book in this series, "The Lions of Lucerne", Brad Thor is among my favorites. Even though his situations sometimes boarder on "too much too soon", his books are always entertaining and worth the time to listen to. He's up there with the best for me.
He did an excellent job.
I enjoyed the book. I would recommend it to anyone looking for exciting situations and pretty real characters.
This is a page turner if I ever read one. The narrator, Scott Brick does a wonderful job, and the plot is outstanding. No need to say more. Just listen to it and you'll know for yourself.
His rendition of all of the characters voices, personalities and situations is perfect. He always does well with his narrations, but I think he did an outstanding job with this one.
Made me very nervous (to say the least...) for the characters in many parts.
Good, Horrible, Terrifying
The activities in the German Concentration Camp. Horrifying and terrible; very eye opening.
Dick Hill, one of my all time favorites, portrayed the characters, accents and all, to perfection. A master narrator.
The entire book moved me.
If you have never read a book about World War II, Germany, the concentration camps and our allies, even though this book is fiction, you should read it.
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