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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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    Karen Southern Pines, NC, United States 02-26-12
    Karen Southern Pines, NC, United States 02-26-12
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    "Good story, disappointing storytelling"
    Any additional comments?

    The story was interesting, but it was hard to get past the voices telling the story to appreciate it.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cary Little Rock, AR, United States 04-13-12
    Cary Little Rock, AR, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "tough read/listen"

    I found this book very hard to get into. First five minutes was interesting, down hill from thrre

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Household Six Charlottesville, VA 10-04-12
    Household Six Charlottesville, VA 10-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "story was slow and reading was nails on chalkboard"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


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

    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...


    Was One Rough Man worth the listening time?

    concept of the story was there but the over all effect of the listen was ruined.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Candice Gardnerville, NV, United States 01-28-13
    Candice Gardnerville, NV, United States 01-28-13
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    "NOT TO MY TASTE"
    Would you try another book from Brad Taylor and/or J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ?

    NO


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    IT WAS ALL AN INTERESTING STORY IT JUST WASN'T DONE WELL


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    NARRATOR TAKES AWAY FROM THE STORYLINE JUST TOO MUCH DRAMA IN HIS VOICE


    Any additional comments?

    NO

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Chaska, MN, United States 05-04-12
    Teresa Chaska, MN, United States 05-04-12 Member Since 2009
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    "terrible narration"
    Would you try another book from Brad Taylor and/or J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ?

    maybe, but not with the same narrator.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Taylor again?

    maybe


    Would you be willing to try another one of J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ’s performances?

    no


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    barbara United States 04-15-12
    barbara United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Insistent violence"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John Carrollton, TX, United States 07-31-12
    John Carrollton, TX, United States 07-31-12 Member Since 2005

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Fort Collins, CO, United States 02-27-11
    Terry Fort Collins, CO, United States 02-27-11
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    "Shallow Characters Especially Women"

    I would not recommend this book. Characters were very shallow and under developed. The main female was silly and idiotic adding to a slapstick monologue.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnn ACWORTH, GA, United States 02-20-11
    JoAnn ACWORTH, GA, United States 02-20-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Horrible"

    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!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Michael GILBERT, AZ, United States 04-25-12
    Michael GILBERT, AZ, United States 04-25-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Language Needs to be Cleaned Up"

    An interesting story but the language is horrible. I didn't finish it because of the language issue to me this is quite disappointing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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