Once again Flanagan fills in the gaps quite nicely! However, once again Keating does a great job at ruining the listening enjoyment with his inability to give the characters distinctive voices that compliment their persona. I've decided to by the paper books from now on instead of purchasing the audible version if read be Keating.
Less romance and more thrilling investigative dialogue
No offense, but this author team is not a good mix. Patterson has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember, but when he teams up with Paetro, the novels become more seated in romance then Pattersons signature thrillers.
Use a different narrator. This one doesn't seem to understand the need to vary tone and voice projection depending on the situation. She is "bubbly" all the time, even during tense or unpleasant circumstances.
Yuki's entire honeymoon dialogue and Lindsay's 'over the top' declaration of love for her husband...it was ridiculous. It's not a bad thing, but the narrator really ruined it. Lindsay has always been a calm cool yet intense detective and this narrator made her sound like a cheerleader. The same with Yuki.
Unfortunately, this type of team doesn't work and has the very real potential of losing fans.
Yes indeed! If you thrive on being pulled from one thrill to the next while enjoying the excellent picture /plot being narrated by a true pro...you'll love this book!
Tucker, hands down. His confidence and abilities as well as his deep loyalty and love for Caine is awesome!
No, but I am soooo glad I got to experience his talent in narration. He truly knows how to bring each character to life in their own unique way...even Caine the canine.
Every time Tucker expressed his deep devotion to Caine, I felt a certain kinship. I too have two wonderful German Shepards I feel the same love and devotion.
To the author I say...Excellent book and I look forward to the next Tucker/Caine adventure. To the narrator I say...Well done and then some!
I really enjoyed the strength and conviction demonstrated in the Ray's character. Being retired military I can relate to his sense of HCC.
The details, I thought the author did a great job at revealing the brave men and women who also serve our country, but receive no recommendation for their efforts. (FBI, police etc.) In addition, Hunter did a great job at exposing the very true nature of how politics can hinder the extraordinary efforts of these courageous heroes.
This is my first time listening to Gigante's and he is definitely very good at what he does. He has a firm understanding of the importance of providing each character their own personality as well as a unique voice. Well done!
Without a doubt!
I haven't read the print version so it wouldn't be fair to compare. However, I will say that if the print version is as awesome as the audible, it must be an excellent read.
Kolt of course!! I have the honor of working with SOF members and Kolt is an excellent depiction of these very special individuals.
Kolt. The Narrator really brings the book to life with each character given a distinctive persona. Well done!!
A True Eye Opener for the Uninformed, Untested and Unrealistic Thinkers!
Dalton Fury is definitely right up there with Mark Greaney, David Baldacci, James Patterson and so many more extraordinary authors. His book literally has you gripping the sides of your seat the entire time!! The action and suspense is nearly heart stopping and I found it extremely difficult to push the pause button when I had to force myself to focus on work!! Yes, It is THAT good! I won't fill in any details because they need to be experienced by the listener. You will not be disappointed...I promise!
It would have been better if the author, who may have a sex related disorder, actually wrote about the character and his missions instead of his sexual indiscretions with underage girls. His descriptions about every woman in the book was distasteful to the point of becoming a buzz kill when decent parts of the story were told.
If the author is going to write about our SEALs, do more research and maybe hang around them for awhile so you can get a more accurate idea of who they are and how they live. Our guys actually have a lot more decency then the character portrayed in this ridiculous story.
Calm, steady and flexible
Definitely a disappointment. It started out fast paced, keeping you on the edge of your seat, then fizzled out when the main character, who by the way is nothing like any Navy Seal I have had the honor to work with, picked up 2 under age girls for some fun on the sea. Several chapters were wasted on his adventure with them, which I fast forwarded through due to sheer boredom and by the time it got interesting again, my desire to complete the book dissipated.
I will not be wasting money on this author again when there are extremely talented writers to enjoy.
Besides the outstanding narration, the story was very well written and enveloped the reader with a never ending desire to read on.
I was truly impressed with the authors ability to grab and maintain your attention with a story packed with intrigue while at the same time highlighting the difficulties of caring for an autistic child. The main character demonstrated a shining example of the love and understanding needed to successfully raise an autistic child.
My favorite scene was when father and child were reunited of course. :)
I was truly moved by the scene where Jason first saw his son in the dark room and made the instant decision to protect him at all cost.
Excellent book brought to life by a very talented narrator!
The first half of the book lacked in excitement and intrigue. It was so dull I found it very difficult to remain engaged. If not for the excellent skills of the narrator, I would have stopped listening to it. A captivating event that occurred at the beginning of the book then maintained throughout may have made this a 4 or 5 star experience.
The author needed to provide more intrigue sooner and more often....it was way too drawn out and boring. Although the information concerning wolves was very interesting, the plot seemed to be out shined by her need to provide sooooo much background on the plight of wolves.
If not for this narrators superb skills at bringing each character to life and filling in the blandness with wonderful tone inflection, this book would be a flop.
Yes, it highlighted the excellent skill set of the narrator and enlightened the reader on the nature of wolves.
In todays world, actively and enthusiastically promoting cigarettes as well as drinking and driving can be a buzz kill. I would recommend limiting the many lines promoting smoking to a rare few. There's nothing wrong with one or 2 characters lighting up, but when the majority does, it takes away from enjoying the book.
The twist as the story progresses towards the climax. The nearly constant references to cigarettes.
Absolutely awesome!!! He definitely has it.
Not really, the ending says it all.
Yes, I actually adore Flynn, unfortunately this was not one of his better works. However, I will carefully read feedback comments before I buy again.
NO! The narrator failed miserably in depicting the persona of Mitch Rapp as well as Irene Kennedy. Instead of the competent, husky and sexy character who exudes confidence as well as a human side, this narrator made Rapp sound like a whiny whipped man who quit doing what he loves because of a woman. It was ridiculously cliche.He killed the excitement, attraction and intrigue of Rapp, and the confident strong character of Irene Kennedy.
The entire romance build up of Rapp and Anna was over the top. If I wanted a romance novel, I would have bought one. The character of Rapp was greatly diminished by his subservience to Anna.
I have read nearly every Flynn books and have come to expect a distint Rapp character. This book did not come even close, it was boring with way too many details and the narrator was too whiny.
Absolutely! The opportunity to demonstrate the power of change from a irresponsible drunk to a reformed law enforcement officer was prematurely eliminated. I won't ruin the story for others, but I am sure the author could have highlighted the protagonist not just in this story but in many more to follow.
I think the author could have once again made the protagonist the "hero" and once again demonstrate that justice will be served.
No. With what happened in the book, I believe it will be a buzz kill.
I fell in love with the Cody character because he showed that even when your life seems like it is headed in a disastrous direction, it can be turned around with the right motivation. I was very disappointed by the outcome of this book.
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