Action-packed from the start, Hidden Order demonstrates yet again why Brad Thor is the "master of thrillers".
A string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C., in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead, frenzy turns to panic. And when the ransom demand is finally made public, panic will turn to terror. In Brad Thor's riveting new thriller, the stakes have never been higher, nor the lines between good and evil so hard to discern.
©2013 Brad Thor (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
Great story. It possessed many unexpected twists.
Furthermore, the ending was very refreshing.
Armand Schultz is one of my very favorite narrators. He brings the story to life for me.
Brad Thor has made a habit of writing books that keep you not only interested, but "in the thick" of things. Scot Harvath is a hero & an everyday man trying to have a life that matters.
My only criticism is that it has been too long since he wrote another one! This is an excellent series!
Armand is always fantastic.
I like Brad Thor and the Scot Harvath series. This one has all the elements of a good Harvath novel but Thor has gotten much too preachy by inserting his political views and making political statements where he can. Just tell me a story -- don't try to convert me.
The dialogs are not only cheesy and impossible to imagine in real life conversation but they are plain simple. The language is unsophisticated and redundant, and forces the characters into dialog just to prove a point.
I just couldn't get interested in the story.
This is a good book to listen to while working in the yard.
The story was a little corny but entertaining. The power of the Fed but in a James Bond sort of theme.
Mr. Schultz is an outstanding reader. He brought every character to life. I was particular impressed with the contrast he was able to deliver. From "sexy woman" to "tough guy" to "nerd" all his voices were clearly distinguishable.
For listeners who are entertained by conspiracy stories based on powerful organizations, this is a book for you. Entertaining and well read and occasionally thought provoking.
The story might actually be good, but the irritating nasal twang and repetitive speech patterns of the narrator only left me thinking how much better it would be in the hands of someone like George Guidall.
George Guidall !!!
All of them, because of the narration.
Audiobook. There is a great deal of historical information, and big picture finance data regarding the Federal Reserve, all which is educational. But, I'm disappointed; Hidden Order is a boring story. Having read several Brad Thor thrillers, I was anticipating action and there was little. A savvy Boston female cop teams with Scot Harvath, coyly dancing through innuendo as they scour the history of Boston, and murders continue to pile. Way too much explaining of history and motivation for my taste.
I heard a rumor, not long ago, that Brad Thor would ghost write some of the late Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. Hope not. I knew Vince Flynn, he was a friend of mine (Kidding, not really). But, Scot Harvath is no Mitch Rapp. Scot may kick the first base pad when he’s pissed, but Mitch will pull it out of the ground and make you eat it.
Hidden Order is not up to the quality of book that Brad Thor is capable of producing, in my humble opinion. The narration is fine.
The concept of the secret agencies within the CIA was intriguing. Overall, the storyline was way too complex to easily follow in audio format.
The story had potential, but just slowly moves along. Narration was ok, but not the best I have heard this narrator perform in other books. On discount, or you have a credit to spare go for it.
The story was predictable and thd the reader was just awful. The story lacked creativity and originality. I've watched 80's bromances with less Cliches. Won't be reading any Brad Thorn.
I think as it is one of my first Brad Thor book I will try one again, as there are a few. But reluctantly I will sacrifice a credit for it.
As expected, unfortunatly I guessed the ending half way through the book nearly as it happened.
It was average either way, there definitely are better narrators that possibly could have done a better job! Once again I'll give the benefit if the doubt and will try again this narrator to see if its the book or the narrator.
I think its an average book, that is narrated okayish, not a complete waste of time but there is better books to listened too! Sorry!
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