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Hidden Order | [Brad Thor]

Hidden Order

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Louise United States 09-22-13
    Louise United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not up to Par"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is not one of Brad Thor's best. First of all, the reader was very poor. If you had used George Guidell, who has done them before, the whole book would have gained 4 stars. The story line is average and the torture unnecessary.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    What ever George Guidell has narrated


    Would you be willing to try another one of Armand Schultz’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from Hidden Order?

    I would have made the crazy cop not that violent


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roland C. Hiltscher Cedar Hills, Utah 09-19-13
    Roland C. Hiltscher Cedar Hills, Utah 09-19-13 Member Since 2014

    RCH

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    "Narrator seemed to have no emotion nor any realism"
    What did you love best about Hidden Order?

    The story line was good.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not as much as other Thor books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    George Guidall would have been so much better. This narrator sounds stilted and lacked expression. Could hardly stand to finish the book because of the untalented narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Please have George Guidall narrate all the rest of Brad Thors books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David United States 09-11-13
    David United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Painfully slow and poorly written"
    What would have made Hidden Order better?

    I've read and listened to Thor enough to look forward to his books, but it is though he had someone else write this.


    What was most disappointing about Brad Thor’s story?

    The dialogue in this book is awful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hidden Order?

    I would have asked for a re-write.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nita 09-02-13
    Nita 09-02-13
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    "Very slow"
    Any additional comments?

    It just seemed like there was a lot of unnecessary information.....like the author was putting it in there to make the story long enough....it turned out to be a drag.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danny Centerville, TX, United States 08-31-13
    Danny Centerville, TX, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Very Timely"
    What made the experience of listening to Hidden Order the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is great and the book moved fast enough while giving plenty of detail.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I could see how this could actually happen and I learned some things about the Fed.


    Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

    Scot Harvath


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was scary to contemplate how easily this could happen today in America.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. W. Williams NY Metro 08-20-13
    G. W. Williams NY Metro 08-20-13 Member Since 2014

    GWW2

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    "Political /economics propaganda; not a thriller"
    What would have made Hidden Order better?

    If it had not been published.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

    Probably not, without verifying that he's gone back to writing thrillers.


    Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

    None that I can think of. I quit 10% of the way in and will not listen to any more.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hidden Order?

    Everything after the Somalia sequence.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hollis GRETNA, VA, United States 08-20-13
    Hollis GRETNA, VA, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2005
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    "BORING!!"
    What disappointed you about Hidden Order?

    Way too much political rhetoric and way too little action making the book very slow. I fast forwarded through some of the more political parts and some of the slowest parts, but it was still agonizing slow. Read like a very bad police procedural. Not what I buy a Brad Thor novel for. Couldn't wait for this one to end.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably Karin Slaughter's Unseen. I might pass on Brad Thor's next novel.


    What about Armand Schultz’s performance did you like?

    His performance was okay. I agree that George Guidall is much better.


    What character would you cut from Hidden Order?

    All of them except Scott, Reed, Ryan and McGee. Thor should have just trashed the whole book and spared the reader this misery and the waste of time and credit.


    Any additional comments?

    This was Agony!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 08-19-13
    Robert SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 08-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Preachy Ending"
    Any additional comments?

    Typical Thor/Horvath, so if you liked it before you'll like this one.But the last chapter was too preachy for me.I understand stories need to condense timelines and maybe skip a process or two, but without spoiling, the actions taken by the President at the end of the book just ask us to stretch credulity too far.Like having a pretty good meal with burned crust on the apple pie.Good overall, but the last impression left a bad taste in my mouth.

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    Matthew McLelland Lookout Mountain, TN 08-18-13
    Matthew McLelland Lookout Mountain, TN 08-18-13 Member Since 2010

    As an active / outdoor guy, I love listening to audiobooks while trail running, hiking, etc.

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    "OK - definitely not his best"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes - but only because I've read all of his other Scot Harvath books. Definitely not my favorite


    Has Hidden Order turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't really have one (never really understood why Audible asks this question


    Could you see Hidden Order being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Have read all of Brad Thor's books - I think he's losing his touch as his last 3 books haven't been as good as earlier ones in the series (which started in 2002). I think Thor is a great writer - but he's off his game. If you've read his other books, then of course you must read (listen) to Hidden Order as it's pretty good. Hopefully his next one is better.

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    James columbus, OH, United States 08-15-13
    James columbus, OH, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2015

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "Very interesting about the Federal Reserve"

    This is not one of his better works, His main charcter seems not as in the picture as normal. I got the feeling he is developing 2 new characters for his new books and story lines. It is kinda slow. But for all of its negitives. I had no idea that the Federal Reserve was not a part of the government and for that reason and how it is explained it is worth listening too. If all of the facts he shares in this book about the Federal Reserve are true then it is shocking to realize that the Fed is not a governmental agency. Shocking and Scary

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  • Vyonne
    Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
    7/7/14
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    "average......"
    Would you try another book written by Brad Thor or narrated by Armand Schultz?

    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.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    As expected, unfortunatly I guessed the ending half way through the book nearly as it happened.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    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.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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