PRO: Good entertainment for a long-distance drive. This thriller novel was well paced in the abridged version. CON: The accents of the different characters started to get confusing. I had a difficult time reconciling the male protagonist's high-pitched voice/accent with descriptions of his manliness.
We were listening during our long drive and it kept us awake, alert, and captivated.
The suspenseful pace.
When Irene Kennedy served coffee to Mark Ross.
The 4 stars for the story was for the language and the sexual content. I've been listening to the other books in the series and this story had more of the foul language and explicit sexual scenes that were disturbing than entertaining. It certainly did not add to the story. I hope the next books will not be as bad.
Re-do the audio book with Guidall.
Change the narrator to Guidall.
Disappointment. Unfortunately, I paid for this book because I ran out of credits. After listening to the American Assassin and Kill Shot, I decided to start from the beginning of the series. I was forewarned by other reviewers about the poor narration but I was hoping to prove them wrong. My husband listen to the books to keep him awake during long driving trips. But we had to turn off this book because he started to get drowsy.
Any future Mitch Rapp audiobook purchase much have Guidall for the narrator. I hope the powers that be will decide to redo the old audiobooks with Guidall. Otherwise, we will read them to fill in the blanks of the series.
Some parts are so fast paced I want to make sure I didn't miss anything.
Yes. My husband and I listen during 4-hour drives to visit college children. When we get to the campus, we'd sit in the car breathlessly waiting for the end of a chapter.
Voices bring out the characters' personality
Lunchroom scene when Steven invites Ann to join him and his friends at his table. I love his steadfastness and good intentions could not be put off my Ann's gruffness.
When Steven took Ann to meet his horse Midnight; the explanation for how Midnight got her horrendous scars and how his mother loved the horse to healing; all the while the readers are paralleling Midnight's woundedness with Ann's.
Steven. Orphaned and raised by loving grandparents who taught him how to look beyond appearances and love unconditionally his friends and now Ann.
Action packed thriller
Great development of profiles of each of the characters and I half expected one or more of them would be involved with a climactic resolution, instead of the very NEAT unceremonious ending.
Rue. She was so young and vulnerable and clearly the victim of her circumstance and time.
Her voice and how she enunciate the words to evoke a other-worldly time of history. Brought out many facets of Katniss' personality.
My husband and I are not sure we can handle the next book.
This is one audiobook that could be paced better in an ABRIDGED version. Otherwise, the 11+ hours had many repetitive phrases (e.g., ulcerated lip lesion caused by a bug bite, main character's strong leg muscles, etc) that did not enhance the story. Increasing the reading speed barely eased my impatience. The ending was disappointingly banal.
Will need to listen to it again, this time in my study with a pen and paper ready!
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