Laced with alarming historical and biological details, and spiced by the stratagems of a power-hungry senator, this compelling blockbuster will keep listeners spellbound from beginning to end.
©2005 Brad Thor; (P)2006 Record Books LLC
Seeking the Truth
Good book, interesting Middle East history. George Guidall, the narrator, can make any novel fascinating, as he did so here. The book is very light on mystery but has some good moments. Good listening during a raging snowstorm like today.
This could have been cut down - the history went on and on.
The story was a let down from previous books. The concentration on the artifacts and history got bogged down and lost me - this is the first book I haven't finished in a very long time.
Why use a different narrator? It felt wrong.
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George Guidall was a wonderful narrator. I was going to not finish Blowback but because of Guidall, I decided not to give up. The novel was okay but I felt that there were too many cooks in the kitchen. There were too many minor characters that not only did not need to be included but took away from the plot of the novel. I became confused at times because the novel was jumping back and forth so often that I had to stop and think, where does this fit into the plot. Who are these people and how do they relate to to the part I've just finished and what is their role?
The prior novels were full of action and suspense. However, the Scott Harvath in Blowback was running in circles and surely did need a vacation. I don't think he knew what he was doing or where he was supposed to be.
I was able to put this novel down and occupy my time doing other things and would return later and start to listen again. I didn't want to miss listening to Blowback due to the fact that I had read all of the previous ones. Hoping Scott Harvath is given a better operation in the next novel in the series.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
This book is not as good as the first couple, personally I don't think Thor can touch Flynn nor Rapp come close to Harvath, BUT Scott Harvath is still an interesting character & in reality I guess closer to the real thing because without help ALL THE TIME he would have ended up dying which in true life is true, but I like my espionage like Jason Bourne and Mitch Rapp... KICK BUTT!!!
The book had a few sections that seemed improbably even with the suspension u should have anyways... I'd recommend the 1st three books over this one if you are trying to use a credit
Although I love it when a book has the Saudi's getting it up the butt LOL
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A little tired of the same story. Scot Harvath gets in trouble and some woman from somewhere in the world just happens to have the correct skill set to save him. At this point, Mr Thor should just write the book about the woman and leave Scot Harvath out of it. Or maybe, let the great Scot Harvath be the great Scot Harvath and leave the women out of it. Vince Flynn makes the same mistake. Clancy is still the King.
Harvath was an arrogant and bumbling "hero" and the senator from Philadelphia with initials HC was so tailored on Hillary that it was silly. The author should stick to writing plots and have someone else come up with the characters and dialogue.
Everything I have grown to expect from Thor after reading Lions of Lucerne. I enjoy the espionage/spy genre, especially with characters that grow from one book to the next. Blowback was no dissappointment.
Mildly entertaining if you like the old thriller formula of the good guy and the beautiful woman racing against time to stop the bad guy(s) from taking over the world. I wish someone would either vary the formula or at least create interesting instead of hackneyed characters.
I have no doubt terrorist grougs would love to use some type of biological weapon in the U.S.A, but Rabies combined with Snake venom? Just not believeable. And dragging this woman around with him just didnt make any sense at all. She is a scientist not an agent from any clandestine agency. Mr Thor is going to have to do better than this to keep me as a fan. The only thing I liked about the book was G. Guidal's narration. To me he has a very soothing voice so I used this book to let Mr G. read me to sleep.
Scot Harvath is up to his usual antics. At least in this book, the cheesy one-liners are kept to a minimum.
This is my 2nd time through the series, as I want to be fresh and up to speed for the new book in the series that comes out today!!
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