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One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller | [Brad Taylor]

One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.
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Publisher's Summary

A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company.

A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan, knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

©2011 Brad Taylor (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Anthony Jefferson City, MO, United States 10-30-14
    Anthony Jefferson City, MO, United States 10-30-14 Member Since 2011

    I am an attorney and author in Jefferson City, MO.

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    "Had some gaps"

    Generally speaking I liked this book, but some of the situations had me scratching my head. At one point, while charging a compound where Cahill is being held, he charges in and kills everyone, never stopping to question anyone as to where the girl is. He just keeps shooting and searching rooms,which does not sound like what a Delta operative would do. It sounds more like a plot contrivance. A smart operator would have taken a prisoner, found out the girl's location, and then planned out the way in and the way out. But other than that obvious departure from tradecraft, the books is quite well done, and I would recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 04-30-14
    Richard 04-30-14

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    "Bad Narration and even worse dialogue"
    What was most disappointing about Brad Taylor’s story?

    This was so poorly written. Sounded like a high school term paper.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ?

    My cat.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from One Rough Man?

    Much of the story is just so lame, and contrived. I am at a loss of words to express my dissatisfaction with book.


    Any additional comments?

    This one was so bad, I am returning it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John 07-31-12
    John 07-31-12

    I'm a crippeled old warrior with difficulty typing/writing etc. I used to love reading books, and have read many. I now love audio books.

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    "Good Story, just not quite "Prime Time"."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The modern technology used by Delta, and the wide range of mission tactics. The modern day warrior is significantly more advanced and complicated than the days of MACVSOG.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I had to buy the second book as a result of increasing interest in the realistic story line. If Brad Taylor wrote it, it has to be an extrapolation of his or his groups history. I would love to read some of the after-action reports.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    I think Eric Henley, and Charley Beckworth jumped Taylor's butt for being too insightful. Taylor must be Americas' answer to James Bond. All kidding aside, this book is good and gives readers a look inside a very black world. This book would make a good TV series, oh wait a minute; that has already been done.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    I hated the deep gravely voices used to indicate different people in the scene. I found the performance amateurish and distracting. Good story, but get some one with more range than this narrator.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    The second book is much better than the first. I'm trying to find a copy of the third book. Evidently Audible hasn't heard of it yet. Get on the ball guys. I want to hear the third book.

    I would also be very interested in knowing why Taylor left his group. Any S.F./Seal group/team is a family with bonds that are stronger than that of any sibling. I wouldn't be interested in hearing anything about age or retirement. Like it eludes too in the book, people like Pike have trouble assimilating into a world normal Citizens.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    J Tyler 11-07-14
    J Tyler 11-07-14
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    "Narration detracts from this title"
    Would you try another book from Brad Taylor and/or J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ?

    I would try another Brad Taylor book, but not if it is narrated by Jackson and Kaplan. The story is a bit disjointed in the beginning and needs a bit more cohesiveness, but once it gets underway, it is a pretty good book. I think that the narration scheme is part of the problem early on.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Rough Man?

    I don't think I can say without spoiling it for another reader/listener. There was no one moment that stood out singularly, but there were some nice moments. Some of the nice moments were ruined by the poor direction and narration.


    What didn’t you like about J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ’s performance?

    I have listened to over 40 books in this genre and can't recall a narration performance like this one. Having two narrators speaking for common characters is very problematic. It takes quite a while to get accustomed to the secondary characters being voiced by both narrators. It is strange to hear Jackson narrate the voice of Kurt and then Kaplan voice the same character in a very different tone and interpretation. I don't know if it is the direction or the voice actors' interpretation, but the personality of the voices of Special Operators sounded excited and anxious during a mission where they are not under fire is extremely non realistic. These guys have ice water in their veins and don't get nervously excited when carrying out recon. Also, the narrator at once point mispronounced lead as "leed" instead of "led" when when the word obviously referred to the metal being shot from a firearm. I knew as soon as I was a third through the book that I would never purchase another Taylor book with these narrators. Different from other books in this genre, all the characters have the same accent even though some were Mayan, some were Arabic, some were Eastern European. They all had the same accent. The changes that were attempted by the narrators were simply giving a character falsetto or making their voice more gravelly. Just really poorly done.


    Was One Rough Man worth the listening time?

    It was worth the time, but I would never listen to it again because the poor narration really got on my nerves at times.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to trying another Brad Taylor book as I have already been through all of the Vince Flynn and all but one Brad Thor book. I am looking for a new series to go to and I hope my second Pike Logan book is performed better than this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bo 08-15-14
    Bo 08-15-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Narration is terrible...."
    Would you try another book from Brad Taylor and/or J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ?

    Yes from Brad but if Jackson and Kaplan are narrating no....


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoy terrorist related books


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ?

    George Guidell


    Did One Rough Man inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy United States 11-05-13
    Stacy United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Couldn't Pick It Back Up"

    The single worst combination of story and narration I've ever heard. First book I have put down and won't pick back up in a long time. Very pre-mature story line and even worse narration. Wish I could say something nicer about this book as I was looking for a new author and series. This wasn't it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg APO, AP, United States 09-29-13
    Greg APO, AP, United States 09-29-13
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    "Not bad if you can ignore the narrators."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'd only recommend the hardcopy, not the audio book.


    What didn’t you like about J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ’s performance?

    Voices and accents just seemed very much off the mark. Every time I resumed the book, the narration got on my nerves.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    _ CA 08-24-13
    _ CA 08-24-13 Listener Since 2009

    IowaShorts

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    "Not a great read..."
    What disappointed you about One Rough Man?

    The story, the writing, and the reading. Sorry for the comparison, but after you've read Daniel Silva novels in the same genre- or even Nelson DeMille or Vince Flynn for that matter - the writing in this novel just doesn't compare. Many holes in the plot, cliched dialog, and downright sophomoric character development.

    Possibly, if the reading had been decent, the story and dialog might have fared better. But the reading was atrocious. Inflection did not match the dialog or setting, etc. Give a listen to the masters - George Guidall, Ron McLarty, or even Scott Brick (if a sarcastic protagonist is called for) and you'll see what I mean. Why some authors opt for the voice artists they do is beyond me (I am a voice over artist but do not read for books).

    I thought I would give the second book a chance but from the comments, I think I'm done with this author.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Way better.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This was the first of 85 books I was really disappointed in.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 04-13-12
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Rough Turn Out Weak"

    I was not impressed by these characters at all and some of the story line was just preposterous. Jennifer was whinning one minute and kicking someone's face the next. The jumping back and forth between narrators was distracting, perhaps if the narration had been done by Brick or Hill these 15 hours would have been more enjoyable. The novel was not up to par with Flynn or Thor at all. Seems Taylor has only written two books so perhaps his style and story lines will get better. I was disappointed that I paid 22 bucks for this.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Bargmann 12-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Could have been alot better"
    What did you like best about One Rough Man? What did you like least?

    The best part was the overall storyline in this novel. It was creative and had plenty of twist and action especially in the second half.The least part I liked was the inclusion of the dark killings such as torturing cilivians. I frankly could have overlooked in the first time but it was reoccuring theme throughout. Plus, it didn't really fit. What politician would hire a sadistic killer to covertly monitor and take out targets without raising any attention? The driveby shooting on Pike was the most ridiclous idea to fit their objectives. There were other inconsisent things like the bugging of ultra-top secret government issued devices. Which in my opinion was also very stupid in the long run. If found, it would eventually be led back to the source. I could go on and on but hopefully you get the generally idea.


    If you’ve listened to books by Brad Taylor before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first and only book of his I've read. I may get the second one in this series but haven't decided yet.


    What didn’t you like about J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ’s performance?

    This is the first time listening to male narrators and I didn't care for it. Part of annoyance with the characters in the first half of the book may have been in part due to the narration.


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

    Well, since movies rarely have the same content as the book version. Yes, if the main two characters and the major overall plot were the same or close to it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you having or had trouble listening to the first half of the book, stick with it or skip to the second half. The second half was good and worth gritting my teeth through the first part.If you are seeking romance, then don't bother with this book. In fact, the brutal violence throughout the novel will probably give you nightmares if you were hoping this was a romance novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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