Could not even finish this book... Were it not for some of the reference to child molestation, this book would seem more suited to teens than adults. It is simply unthinkable that the people in this book would conduct themselves as they do... a federal judge on sabbatical finds a brutalized child and decides not to contact the police or FBI.. just keeps her for a week.... Gets in a shootout... wounds two guys and is wounded himself...and still does not contact law enforcement.. And the readers sing-song cadence drove me crazy.. Could not even finish it!
This book was so totally implausible, that I could not even finish it. It was like a bad imitation of an old Charlie's Angels script. The narrator was just not able to convey the shoot 'em up scenes with anything approaching convincing detail. She has a nice voice, but just not for an action book. I have been a very avid fan of Brad Thor, but this book does not measure up at all.
There was just a cliche on every page....all hot women...all chipper dialogue....all deadly shots....all close calls....four women with pistols overpower and kill a force of professional security specialists with machine guns...all without a scratch or messing up their make-up.... It was more like a comic book plot than a novel.
She has a lovely voice, but just not for an action novel, and especially not one where she had to narrate for a known protagonist.... Once you get used to a reader like George Guidall being Scott Harvath, it is just not possible for a woman to do him justice, no matter how good she is.
Everybody is entitled to an off day. I'll just pay closer attention to the plot line if I give Thor another chance.
Take a great story, add an incredibly talented narrator, and bang!.....you're hooked. Probably not a great idea to start this until you have time to be absorbed by it, because its a great book with a very compelling cast of characters.
Brick's ability to flow between characters with his vocal diversity is impressive. He also took to time to learn how to pronounce all the words properly, something too many narrators don't bother to do. Scott Brick adds enormously to an already compelling book.
I found this book to be riveting. You start to question everything sooner or later. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? Are there any good guys, or is everybody dirty? What looks like a cliche good little guy versus the big evil multinational corporation will turn back on itself, then twist again before the light shines through. I hope this is the first of a series!!
I was initially reluctant to start a 40 hours book, but I was astonished at how quickly the time passed. It was over far too soon. I realize this book is a fictionalized version of history, but the foundations in fact make this a very compelling commentary on practices and policies of this country during the Cold War, and beyond. I only wish this book had been twice as long!!
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