CLINTON, IA, United States | Member Since 2009
Warning: Slightly "political" opinion ahead.
The Revisionists is a well written and imaginative story. Thomas Mullen does a great job creating developed and relatable characters. However, I can't help but notice that the whole thing feels like a pro-intelligence and spying community propaganda piece. It does a good job of trying to show the vulnerabilities of the CIA, NSA, FBI branches but it seems to pretend that their worst mistakes are either caused by well-meant faults or the actions of a single bad person or two. And I think all the recent real world revelations of illegal spying and torture and more show that to be pretty blatantly false. They then go on to show how the world is full of evil men and countries and that the next big war to end the world is just around the corner if we don't allow these branches to operate the way they do. The propaganda is subtle and well written but its definitely there.
My advice is to skip it and read something else that isn't trying so hard to convince you that the carnivorous monsters in your closet really have the best intentions at heart.
I started this series after many resounding recommendations from a few friends and have not been disappointed.
Regarding the Story:
Jordan does a great job of getting you interested in the characters you will be spending the series with while not revealing too much so you will want to continue in order to learn more about them. The main party characters are believable and the world seems to have a lot of history I am excited to discover more of.
Regarding the Performance:
Michael Kramer (who narrates the majority of the book) does a great job and seems to have a fitting voice for the story. He changes his voice for the different characters very well and the producer uses a little augmentation in fitting places to help push it even further.
A great start to a long series and i'm excited to read more!
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