The story begins with a young man, 17, recruited by the Russians to be indoctrinated into their expansion plans in eastern European as early as the late 1920’s. I found it interesting seeing WWII through Russian eyes and planning.
There are several, all revolving around how this young man had to watch what he said, who he said it to, and how those that didn’t were never seen again
A little more excitement at times of danger.
Seeing WWII though Russian eyes.
If you are interested in WWII, most stories are from the Western point of view - this is from our Russian"Allies". Very different approach
I enjoyed the old stories brought back to life
History buffs will enjoy. Don't miss this return to the old west updated.
Yes , if you are a fan of the 5 or Red Eye. Greg is handcuffed on the TV media, but does he let it fly in this book - There are parts I have listened to 3-4 times. What he is saying not only is humorous but makes one think. How thinks changed in the 50's when everyone wanted to be "cool" . A very diverse way of looking at society from people wanting to be connected with the "cool" group.If you grow up in the 50's - 60's a must read.
The Psychology of what people will do to be part of a "cool" group. It is a funny book , but the book makes you think - WOW I never thought of it that way. The theme is carried right to the current day.
I think it came in the beginning of the book and then I was hooked. The comparison of a new H.S. student walking into a H. S.hallway and he compare the lockers to apartments. - Interesting.
I don't think there was a moment that moved me, but I was surprised how current today's world events were attached to the "cool"idea. He made connections to today's world leaders, make one scratch their head.
This is one book I will listen to again.
The hit is definitely in the top 5. This is movie material
All the time , since the intrigue was connected but also diverse. The addition of sound kept me on my toes especially after walking and listening, shots were fired and I jumped.
Great range and types of voices that are consistent with the character. Add their voices and sound and you have a great book to listen .This you would have to imagine if just reading .
Funny, i said this should be a movie earlier, and did not realize this question would be asked. I would have to say "friends are friends ?"
I have several of David Baldacci's books and they are all great. Has any of his books been made into a movie or TV series. Someone is missing out.
I saw Mark Greaney, Grey Man, and thought it would a good book. First time with
Tom Clancy, and it will be a long time again
I can't believe he was the author. Not his style at all as far as I am concerned.
Really disappointed - would have to be with a friends recommendation
This was just a boring book for me. No character stood out .
Just a major disappointment
People that are invoked with social services and can read aot what Daniel is doing . I found long and boring
More action outside the "social circle" Beat part was the last 11/2 hours
I don't feel anyone stood out in story
For folks that are involved with social work , they may find this very interesting
Spy ranks in the top 5. What insight to the future Hawke had.
The Grey man series, Absolute power, and Ballistic. This was different because of our current problems on the southern border, acknowledged 7 years ago. Regarding today's problems , this was realistic.
John Shea is excellent in his wide range of voices , dialects and male , female differences. Very hard to pick one.
Yes, however there is a thing called life and luckily there are a few areas that are convenient to stop. For instance, moving from the Amazon to Washington D.C.
I find it scary that Alex Hawke saw 7 years ago the immigration problem on our southern borders and the open gate for ALL to enter. The training ground for terrorist under the canopy of the Amazon jungle and a connection to Bin Laden was realistic and could be happening today. Robotic 18 wheelers, tanks, and paper thin explosives added to it being today's world. Great Job Alex Hawke !
Probably no - It is a long book , interesting, but too long
I feel this book is unique unto itself. The book follows the mystery of Hess flight to England and his escape to South Africa. Hess's reason for his "escape" to England and the potential over through of England to prevent a war in the East and West was the mission. As a student of that time period , fascinating.
The conversations between Hitler and Hess and the planning of the trip was of interest. Hitler trusted Hess the most and the insight of his distrust of his other leaders was I think key. the book gave a behind the scenes view of the think of the Nazi leadership.
There are many theories of why Hess flew to England and most people thought he was captured and died in prison. That was his double . I behind the scenes look at intrigue of a important time in history.
The addition of sound effects, suspense music and 2 voices
A series of separate assignments by N. Korea and the U.S. that led to final assignment that brought the assassins face to face. What an ending. I could not stop the book for the last 4 hours. One of the best books in 3 years/
The book was so written that the performance held you captivated in which each assignment was a suspense thriller in it self. Amazing ending.
This is the first book I listened written by the author, I don't know how he could write one better. He is on my best read list.
The narrator was bland and not emotional. I got very tired with almost every sentence " I said" or "she said" or "they said" very distracting and annoying. The plot was good but the author should examine the use of describing who is speaking. I have never read or heard a book written this way.
Hailey, she took on a mission and was determined to see it thorough , whether in the US or Mexico. The plot was very good
As stated earlier no emotion and limited number of voices - hard to tell if man or woman. Angela, during an exciting time, did not seem excited.
Disappointment. Title and notes made me think it was a good plot but i struggled after the first 3 chapters.
This is a good book , but not for the price. Maybe of value waiting in the doctor's office.
Intrigue , suspense, emotional
The book presented modern day excitement of detective work on an Indian reservation. A well paced story about old style detective work and new. The story made sense and was easy to follow.
Christain has a good ability to change his voice from male, female, Indian and a person form the east coast.
Yes - if started in the morning with nothing else to do this would holdyour interest.
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