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The American: Ryan Kealey #1 | [Andrew Britton]

The American: Ryan Kealey #1

At 33, Ryan Kealey has achieved more in his military and CIA career than most men can dream of in a lifetime. He's also seen the worst life has to offer and is lucky to have survived it. But being left alone with his demons is no longer an option. The CIA needs him badly, because the enemy they're facing is former U.S. soldier Jason March. Ryan knows all about March - he trained him.
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At 33 Ryan Kealey has achieved more in his military and CIA career than most men can dream of in a lifetime. He's also seen the worst life has to offer and is lucky to have survived it. But being left alone with his demons is no longer an option. The CIA needs him badly, because the enemy they're facing is former U.S. soldier Jason March. Ryan knows all about March - he trained him. He knows they're dealing with one of the most ruthless assassins in the world, a master of many languages, an explosives expert, a superb sharpshooter who can disappear like a shadow and who is capable of crimes they cannot begin to imagine. And now, March has resurfaced on the global stage, aligning himself with a powerful Middle East terror network whose goal is nothing less than the total destruction of the United States.

Teaming up with beautiful and tenacious British-born agent Naomi Kharmai, Ryan intends to break every rule in order to hunt down his former pupil, whatever the cost to himself. As Ryan puts together the pieces of a terrifying puzzle, and as the elusive March taunts him, always staying one step ahead, he discovers the madman's crusade is personal as well as political - and Ryan himself is an unwitting pawn. With the clock ticking down and the fate of the country resting uneasily on his shoulders, Ryan is caught in a desperate game of cat-and-mouse with the most cunning opponent he's ever faced, one who will never stop until he's committed the ultimate act of evil - a man who is all the more deadly for being one of our own.

(P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    "Great story, way too much detail as it drags."

    A wonderful chase story with many twists and turns. Great characters, but the detail in the book goes on and on. The author explains many situations to a degree that I found frustrating. It is a great book, with surprise? ending.

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    "Decent Characters, Decent Plot, AWFUL Production"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am willing to recommend the author. I wish I had read the paper version first because the narration ruined it for me.


    Would you recommend The American to your friends? Why or why not?

    Same as above. Production is also awful. Some added "effects" such as phone and radio dialog and listening to someone shout in another room are just plain poor and amateurish attempts to make this title better. That coupled with the terrible narration makes me want to tell readers not to waste your money on the audio book without first sampling. Buy the paper version or get a different narrator. I will not be purchasing any more of Britton's audio books without a change in narrator and production expertise.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Lane’s performances?

    Absolutely not. He is nasal, his voice sounds mucousy and cracks and pitches at odd places.


    Was The American worth the listening time?

    Again the story is entertaining but the narration is too painful to bother with.


    Any additional comments?

    Someone give Christopher Lane some Mucinex and a box of tissues.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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