The fully developed characters. You grow to love or hate every one of them. You know who they are, how they feel, what they want.
Skelly, because you're never really sure about him.
It's impossible to choose. The whole book is captivating.
The story of a Viet Nam veteran trying to honor his love for his wife by bringing justice and freedom to the country she loved so much.
I don't write many reviews, but I had to do it for this book. It starts out slow, getting you to know the people in the story so clearly that you have to know what happens to them, even though it might not turn out the way you hope. It's truly one of the best books I've listened to in a very long time.
The entire Mitch Rapp series is fabulous - one of my favorites - and Separation of Power is no exception. But when you're listening, not reading, the narrator can make all the difference in the world. Don't authors get together with their narrator to go over details of the book? First of all, for us listeners, it's really nice to have the same reader for an entire series. It's quite disconcerting when you start a new book in a series and WHOAA - that's now "how it's supposed to sound"! Especially when it's SOOO different, like between Nick Sullivan or George Guidall and Ken Kilban. George Guidall is one of the very best in the business, particularly for this type of book. Nick Sullivan is pretty good, too. But Ken Kilban makes the big, tough guy Mitch Rapp sound whiney and effeminate, to put it kindly. And the woman who was Anna "Really" is now pronounced Anna "Riley", for just one example. I wouldn't even listen to this if it wasn't a continuation from the last book, but I have to find out what happened.
James Patterson's books are generally predictable, but still entertaining & worth listening to (or reading), but this is absolutely ghastly. I'm probably more willing than most to get into a book & "believe" what's going on (One of my favorite book series is Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, set in present-day St Louis!) - but so much of what Patterson has happening in here is totally not "believable". Don't waste your time and money on this one.
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