I've got every Tom Clancy book Audible has done, but they all suffer - BADLY - from Michael Pritchard's narration.
Lou Diamond Phillips does a superb job of performing this latest Clancy thriller.
Don't be deceived by thinking the Lou Diamond Phillips, the actor you see in movies and on TV is the extent of his dramatic range. He is absolutely wonderful at capturing the characters, accents, genders, etc in this Audiobook
5 Stars +++
I pre-ordered this book as I do with most Baldacci titles. I got three quarters of the way through it, and enjoyed it, but I bailed out and stopped listing when the plot devolved into twists and turns that were entirely bazaar. I love mysteries and his books and I can suspend disbelief for a reasonable scenario. This just strained things to the breaking point. I chose not to finish the book. Bring back the Camel Club!
Go back to where he used to be.
I would've changed the ending
This gives me pause whether I will pre-order any more of his titles. As a longtime friend, I guess I will. But David, if you read this, please rethink how convoluted a plot you want us to buy into.
This abomination of a book is a horrible disappointment to loyal James Patterson fans. Not just the departure to an absurd fantasy and sci-fi tale, but a horrible entry into that genre. An invincible hero, who withstands furious fusilades of laser fire with Superman somersaults and agility, but a stupid plot. Save your money or credits. This book is a waste of time and resources. It is not worthy of the single star, which is as low a rating as I could give it.
"Inside Out" follows "Fault Line", also a fine book. Eisler's plots in these "stand alone" follow-ups to his great John Rain series, are even better. But what blew me away was the magnificent job Eisler does as a narrator. Too often when an author reads his own work, the result is disappointing. (EG, John Grisham's pitiful narration of "Ford County". A great author, who should never have tried to read his own work.) But Eisler proves to be one of the best narrators in the business.
One of the main characters is a woung woman FBI agent. Eisler does an incredible job with her dialogue. I'd suspect a woman was doing her part, were it not for the narration credit. His accents are spot-on, and tough guys sound authentic, even in a conversation with the mid-west protaginist, and the female agent. The book is great, and his narration ranks with the top stars in the audiobook elite. Five stars for everyting about this title.Grab it!
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