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
A "thriller" where you know what the outcome will be. However there were some interesting tidbits about Hannibal and his march through the mountains and the Ottoman empire. Overall, a light, escapist read.
Regarding George Guidall, the fine narrator. I've listened to most of the Longmire books which he narrates; this was the first non-Longmire book I've listened to that he narrated. Mr. Guidall has such a distinctive voice that I had to keep reminding myself that this wasn't Longmire. I was ultimately able to do so, but it took a while.
I like the Harbath character but could not get past the narrators terrible pace. Do not like Guidall;s narration of any authors.
For all fans of James Patterson or John Sanford you will love this series of books with the main character John Harvath. I started with book 1 and this one was # 4 and they keep getting better and better. Can't wait to listen to the next one.
I always enjoy Brad Thor's Harvath series but this one falls short for me. It's a fair plot and there were areas that held my attention. But overall, I found it hard to stay attentive because it was a little far fetched. I love the voice of George Guidall and he's certainly an asset to this story. Because I enjoyed all the previous books and even with the negatives that I feel this book holds, it will not stop me from listening to the next in line.
Probably 1 mmore
Not the genre but almost turned me off the author
He is very good, have listed to him on a number of books
Yes - I am guessing he wrote it while watching Die Hard so a young Bruce Willis or maybe just with a hair piece
The situations the hero gets in and out of are totally unrealistic and on a similar level to Die Hard 4.0. I will probably try one more in the series but definitely not as good as Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series (although it looks as though that's where he got the original idea - I hope he pays royalties)
story a bit far fetched in my opinion. listened to the end though...the narrator was the absolute best any book could have...he made the book listenable to the very end.
The performer was way too old for this book. It made the story unbelievable and I had to stop listening less than halfway through.
Someone under the age of 40 or someone who doesn't sound like a grandfather in their 70's. I'm not very young myself, but the age of the narrator just made this very distracting.
George Guidall is always amazing. Coupling Guidall with this amazing story is nothing but a intense reading.
This book got me hook on Brad Thor's writing.. I'm on book 6 of the series, and by far this is the most intense book so far.. Just buy, and become hooked. -S-
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