But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood - and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret...Someone rich and powerful...Someone willing to capture, torture, an kill anyone to get it. Even the people Jonathan loves most...
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"[T]his fast-paced tale of violence and revenge is all about plot, of which there is plenty." (Publishers Weekly)
"Rocket-paced suspense." (Jeffery Deaver)
"No Mercy grabs hold of you on page one and doesn't let go. Gilstrap's new series is terrific. It will leave you breathless. I can't wait to see what Jonathan Grave is up to next." (Harlan Coben)
"The release of a new John Gilstrap novel is always worth celebrating, because he's one of the finest thriller writers on the planet. No Mercy showcases his work at its finest -- taut, action-packed, and impossible to put down!" (Tess Gerritsen)
"A great hero, a pulse-pounding story -- and the launch of a really exciting series." (Joseph Finder)
Really liked the characters and the story. It was difficult to listen to the masculine hero beinf read by such an effete, affected voice. But I had already paid for the book. Happy to note that I will only have to suffer said voice for one more book.
Plot, characters, excitement
That would be a spoiler . . . but when a Washington DC makes an unexpected appearance, it's pretty memorable.
Excellent reading, good characterization
Glad I started with No 1. Buying No 2 as soon as I submit this.
This was my first look at John Gilstrap but not my first unabridged; book. The story was good, but extremely wordy, even for unabridged. The narrator,Jeremy Gage, spoke extremely fast, which made it difficult for me to follow since John Gilstrap shifts between scenes quickly within the same chapters. The Johnathan Grave character is compelling and easy to root for in the story. I will try the next one in the series when I'm not trying to divide my attention with other matters simultaneously istening to the audiobook..
Another Narrator, Could not listen to this voice. So I don't know if it was a good book or not.
A book narratorated by Stevie Ray Dallimore or Christina Traistor.
So far, this is going in my "unable to finish" file. The narrator gives one of the worst performances I've ever heard. The story starts out pretty good, but I can't stand listening to this guy any longer.
Why would you have a story about an all American, highly trained, retired special ops tough guy narrated by someone w/ a British accent? The narration was high quality but it just doesn't fit characters from America's Heartlands. The sorry was good and the characters were too but it was akin to having a Texan narrate a James Bond story. I wish I had read it instead of listened. My advice...make sure when you listen to the sample that you understand where the story takes place. I will read more Gilstrap but will be more careful when selecting.
I almost didn't get this book because of the mediocre reviews and complaints about narration. This is my first John Gilstrap book, and I sympathize with listeners who have listened previously and accustomed this character with a different narrator, always tricky. As a new listener however, I thought the narration was just great and fitting for someone who had inherited a ton of family money and has such outrageous and dangerous adventures and therefore fitting. If you're looking for a book that is fun, not too predictable, with a satisfying ending, and good guys to root for, this is it. A solid 4 star listen.
I am on my second round of listening to this series and they are just as wonderful the second time around. The action is non-stop but somehow Mr. Gilstrap finds a way to weave in some pretty thoughtful insights. These books stand shoulder to shoulder with those of Mark Greaney, Marc Cameron, Andrew Peterson, Alex Berenson, Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
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