This was a decent story about a retired special ops guy who decides to do more than cower while armed men take over a mall. Since I was in Omaha a couple years ago when a kid decided to start shooting up a department store, it was a way for me to ride along on a story with a better ending. This book was decently written, with a flowing story, and had good characterization which allowed me to "get to know" the characters. The narrator was skilled and easy to listen to.
There was tension, but without any of the awkward pauses for asides like many authors like to put in. The background info was just enough to ensure you could relate to what was going on. This book was less, to me, about "OMG, save them!" than it was about "Now get THAT one!" to me. I enjoyed descriptions of tactics, especially as the protagonist employed them.
I have not heard him before, but he did great on this one. I look forward to his other work.
The author and narrator should stick together for other projects.
The narrator was skilled and had a way of putting you in the character that made it worth listening to. I was unable to finish actually reading the book, but someone told me to try the Audible version and he was right! James Marsters is quite a character as an actor and now I see he has talents as a narrator. I'll be looking for other projects by him in the future.
James' portrayal of the character made this book interesting. I hate to say it, but the plot was completely predictable and the premise was rather so-so and just another modern fantasy story.
Definitely the protagonist. Although Bob was a close second.
I chuckled occasionally, but nothing extreme, no.
I'm willing to give the next book in the series a shot. While this book was kind of mediocre, I can see where improvement is possible and even likely.
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