Fort Wayne, IN, United States | Member Since 2010
There are so many sub-plots that never get tied together or wrap up that the entire book left me wondering what was the point. What happened to 'Wave 3?' What was the point of the defection of the pilot? (That entire plot line seemed worthless). Was this book about 'lasers' or the assassination? What dies any of it really have to do with Deep Black? This book was a mess of topics that never tied together.
No. But I will give the series another chance. Perhaps this (book 1) leaves alot open for the next one.
First, pick a dialect for the character and stick with it. One minute a character sounds like he is from Brooklyn and the next, a surfer from California. The Russian accent, while completely incorrect, would have been ok if in the middle of the sentence it didn't switch to some New York style with out warning. Overall, the narrator is clearly one of my least favorite in the audio book genre.The narrator really detracted from the story.
While trying to be objective, I don't have anything positive to say about this book or it's performance.
At this time I HAVE NOT listened to any other book from this author or this series, I feel it's only fair to give the next book a go and see if it offers a better performance and story.
Just the opposite. There were no delineating chapter 'calls' on the book. Just 30 seconds of silence. Purely amateur.
King. His humor
Already made for TV. Loved the show. Too bad it was canceled.
For the producer and editor... Time to find a new job. Scott Brick... Good read as always. Too bad you were saddled with folks who were 'asleep at the control board.'
Yes. Once you get this far. You have to finish. Since I started at book 1, and am now here, I must move forward even though this was my least favorite.
Simon Vance is awful.
I have no comparison. It is the least favorite of mine so far in the series.
Worst narration I have heard so far. That is unless you like a narrator whose characters ALL sound like a terrible James Bond/Sean Connery imitation that went horribly awry. All of the characters were way too overplayed. It's as if the only voice he could use for every character was a play off of James Bond. This was a brutal book to get through. You should buy it and read it. Pass on the audio. Pick it back up in audio version when this narrator is not reading.
Great story, great build of characters.
Gabrielle. Listen, you'll understand.
The turn about of the informant. Didn't see that coming.
George Guidall makes this book more enjoyable.
I think someone who enjoys bad endings and poor narration would like this book.
I have to, I bough them all at once on a recommendation.
Look, it is a good story. A very cool plot... but the ending, it's like Silva just said... ahh, I quit. It was SO disappointing I actually want my credit back.
Why does a Jewish guy from Israel, who lives in England have a German accent... it seems like every character has a German accent.
I will never use all of my saved up credits on an authors series again. I had high hopes, but wow... Silva... could you have screwed up a great story opportunity at the end any more?
Of all the books up to this point in the series, they have tied up the loose ends and provided closure on the book. Good endings, problems solved, resolutions. This book, has a terrible ending. It really ties up the sub-plots and characters, but it leaves the main plot of the book wide open. Very disappointing.
Love the take on the Muslim faith and the possibility of a lost revelation.
I love all the characters. It has some great writing and all the characters have good depth and back-story. You believe in them. The ending is what was bad.
Three words? You're kidding right?
While the entire Vince Flynn series is wonderful. It truly is a treat to see an author get so far into a series and not lose sight of the characters, the emotion and twists. I highly recommend the series and this book. As always, the narrator George Guidall is extraordinarily talented and a real joy to listen to.
Stan Hurley. What an obnoxiously wonderful character.
AAA+Which by the way is a better rating than some countries! He is always remarkable.
My eyes were wide at the narrative of Mitch Raps rant to the Afgan Local Police. Riveting.
Please Vince, you can have my money... Write more Mitch Rapp books.
There was none
Yes. I enjoy the series.
I got tired of the non stop Latitude and Longitude updates with 12:43 UTC - 6 hours. That got HIGHLY annoying.
If the story flowed better. It seemed very jagged. So much time took describing things that the story just didn't move.
George is fantastic
I couldn't even keep track.
The first book (out of about 80) I just couldn't finish.
Its not for everyone. But, I would put this book at the top of my favorites.
The depth of the story across a significant period of history that truly shows how plots unravel over time and distance.
Yes. He is always good. However, I will have to criticize the producers and audio engineers for sometime NOT allowing a proper segue from plot line to plot line. There are many times there is no pause and you don't realize that you have just switched scenes. I had to back up a few times to catch that.
"As close as you can get to the CIA with out the Freedom of Information Act."
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