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
the 2-reader format is extremely distracting
Jennifer, she's a quick study
Perhaps individually but not in a tag-team format like this book
Had to give it two tries. The 2-reader format was too distracting and I gave up. After reading so many positive reviews of the book I gave it a second try.
So no...it wasn't worth the listening time.
The storyline was good but the audio book was very difficult to get through. It has 2 readers, one for the background and another for the character's. It takes on a "meanwhile back at the ranch" feel. Additionally there are times when the background reader does the character voices in context and it makes it very distracting.
I see that the rest of the series is formatted the same way. think I'm going to have pass, at least in the audio version.
maybe, but not with the same narrator.
I was too annoyed with the narration to get far enough into the story to rate the substance. I tried several
times to listen but could not make it for more than 5-10 minutes.
not sure i would recommend this book to a friend... there are better reads/listens out there. the story was slow but finished okay- but the story was ruined with the readers. it got on my nerves and stayed there.
the mock womens voices were HORRIBLE and added a note of weakness to every word the author wrote. i will not listen to another word the author wrote from these readers. i knew george g. was a good reader or armand s. but did not realize that if they were horrible i would not want to read/listen to a story ever again...
concept of the story was there but the over all effect of the listen was ruined.
sorry to the author. i think you have tallent but by allowing these readers access to your material you are doing yourself a great injustice.
The author has a solid start to a series and is clearly a talented writer, but the narration is almost comical. It seems like they made no effort to pick narrators with any voice talent.
I constantly felt like the book was being narrated by a mixture of Sesame street characters and Norm McDonald. This made the narration seem comical. On the upside, it was not a monotone narration and still managed to suck me into the story, rather than make me feel like it was being read to me. This made the book listenable, but I constantly found myself rolling my eyes or laughing during scenes that were supposed to convey drama.So, while it certainly was much better than most Tom Clancy books that have Ben Stein type narration, it was definitely far below expectation based on previous Audible experiences.
The Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn are the only books I've read / listened too that get 5 stars. Still, a 4 star rating is pretty high up there from me. I found the writing and plot better than most other suspense / espionage books from popular authors that I've come across
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
I'm catching up on reviews of older books.
I first read the printed version and gave it 5 stars. Then I listened to the audiobook to find that a great first novel by a new author was completely ruined by horrid narration. Thankfully, the later audiobooks in this wonderful series have been narrated by Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow. Their narration is close to perfect.
For those new to Brad Taylor's Pike Logan series my advice is to read the printed version of One Rough Man and then purchase the audiobook version of the later novels and novellas in the series.
I especially enjoy historical mysteries. I don't like to know how things end before I begin.
Setting aside the annoying narration, especially the voice of "Pike", I found this story insistent and annoying in its' dependence on violence to move the plot forward. I generally make myself listen to entire books in order to fairly judge them but I found this one uncomfortable to complete. It didn't get any better.
This has to be the worst book I have listened to in a long time. I am really upset that Vince Flynn recommended it! The build up was non-existent, the plot was nowhere and the characters had no depth what so ever. Do not waste your money!
IT WAS ALL AN INTERESTING STORY IT JUST WASN'T DONE WELL
NARRATOR TAKES AWAY FROM THE STORYLINE JUST TOO MUCH DRAMA IN HIS VOICE
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.
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