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)
Any one who enjoys a good murder mystery should enjoy the plot but the unsuitable style of the narrator makes it hard to follow, much less appreciate. Only curiosity about the outcome kept me from cutting out well before the end.
This writer is new to me. I have stored the complete series in my wishlist and will enjoy them. Keeps me in mind of Jack Reacher which for me is excellent writing
I was very excited to listen to this book after listening to Nathan's Run by John Gilstrap. I loved that story as well as the narrator. I assumed that this book would be more of the same but I was so disappointed. I am not quite finished with it and I don't even want to continue. I find the story kind of confusing but the worst part is the narration. The narrator's voice is at times too low or soft (can't tell which) but it makes it difficult to follow. I will never listen to another of this narrator's books again. I will probably try another book by the same author but hopefully someone else is reading it.
yes as on long someone else is narrating.
Completely took away my listening pleasure.
No not really. I tend to recommend books I give 5 stars to. Too much in this novel was 'over the top' and totally unbelievable - fantasy. It was an enjoyable ride but not stellar nor something I would go out of my way to recommend to a friend. Yet, it was enjoyable enough to download the second book in the series.
Need different narator/performer. John Gilstrap is just the wrong voice for this type of novel. He made it feel old - like something that was writen in the 60s or 70s yet the technology and events were current.
It is not a bad novel but it isn't a great one either - it is average.
This was a bit unusual. It seemed a little unlikely, but at least I read and listened to the end. It wasn't boring.
The book belongs to the author - it's not up to me to change it.
Wrapped up the open issues satisfactorily.
Nothing stands out.
Possibly - depending on cast and director.
I was listening to this just as the massacre in Newtown occurred. It occurred to me that enjoying fiction about mass killings through use of auto and semi-auto weapons using large magazines probably contributes to the societal problems with gun use. The context diluted my enjoyment of a tale I might otherwise have experienced differently.
I'm glad I didn't let the reviewer concerns about the narrator deter me from trying this book. The story is interesting, the characters are enjoyable, and the narration was good.
I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.
The story is a good one, a book about men's men performing good deeds under stressful and dangerous circumstances. My question is- why is this narrated by a man who sounds like he should be narrating Miss Marple mysteries?
This seriously impaired my enjoyment of the book.
I would if it was narrated by someone else.
Mr. Gage has a voice more suited for English cozies than an action novel populated by action heroes. Mr. Gage's voice is very off-handed when reading tense violance filled passages and has an annoying habit of going up at the end of the sentence.
Yes, I qas inspired to write this review.
The narration of this story is atrocious Never buy a book narrated by this guy Gage. Is there a process by which I can get a return credit?
You will need to exercise some patience to get through "No Mercy" in audiobook form. John Gilstrap has written an O.K. thriller, here; but the narrator -- Jeremy Gage -- does not have the acting chops to perform this book. He has a nice voice; but he has zero range of voices or accents that a good actor needs to distinguish the characters from one another. Frequently, during the narration, the listener cannot tell who is speaking, because Mr. Gage delivers all the dialogue in exactly the same voice. For me, the narrator's performance of an audiobook provides half the fun. Also, Mr. Gilstrap's writing leaves something to be desired. Sometimes he creates almost laughable bloopers, such as: "It was nowhere near as helpful as the SATCOM images he'd used back in the day, but it was a close second." Where's an editor when you need one? All-in-all, I'd say pass on this one.
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