In Baku, Azerbaijan, CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham is arrested for a heinous crime. Her former boss, retired CIA station chief Mark Sava, is sure she’s innocent and tries to help her out - landing him in the middle of the new Great Game, an espionage war over oil that has China, Iran, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Back in Washington, DC, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation. His stake in the Great Game is high - and personal.
The first novel of a globetrotting new thriller series, The Colonel’s Mistake takes listeners on an unforgettable ride into the shadows of the world’s most volatile region, where the good, the bad, and the brutal play a deadly chess game of global espionage.
©2012 Dan Mayland (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
I listened to Books 2, 3, and 4 in the Mark Sava series before The Colonel's Mistake. Had I listened to The Colonel's mistake first I would not have listened to other books in the series.
The story may have been more interesting if the reader used any inflection or excitement in his voice. The monotone reading drove me to distraction.
this was an old little experience from audible. i figured it out about half way through and was just curious enough to listen to the rest to find out the ending.
not bad, entertaining, good location, planes, trains n automobiles.
i may even buy another one from the author.
kinda anti-climatic, but better than most.
the author drops enough bread crumbs along the way that you figure out the plot twist by the end of the book.
different, not bad, not quite melodic, but not like sand paper in my ears.
he has some fluctuation in tenor that makes it possible to differentiate the characters.
soldiers do goofy crap while deployed overseas?
meh, give it a shot, i listen to two books a month and this one was ok.
I couldn't get into this audiobook and it took me a while to figure out why.
Primarily I think it was the narration what was the most troubling. I didn't care for the timber, sound, or quality of the voice. And, felt think the entire book was read like a breaking news bulletin.
Plus, the story just plotted along too much. It wasn't all that interesting. More of the same about the middle east.
I was disappointed in the story and narration. [sigh] On to something better...
The story was just so so... but extremely difficult to listen to. The narrator's pitch, enunciation and oddly placed inflections are so far off that it frequently sounds computerized. There is no "acting" only reading word by word. Ultimately, the narrator's voice became the focus, distracting from the story.
The Leveling. I am going to give Dan Mayland another chance... with a different narrator.
Kyf Brewer, Armand Shultz, Scott Brick, Jeff Woodman or George Guidall are all fantastic.
The narrator WAY over enunciated. I often had a hard time following the characters due to the narrator.
The story wasn't bad. Rather predictable, but that's the style. Worth the time... no Clancy
The story was okay...but the narration was awful. Flat, bland. I've heard children read with more feeling.
No, I usually love this type of book. This one was a bit slow and all over the place...and the narration was distracting. I know, I'm repeating myself.
Some of the scenes where they were hiding in the camps...didn't really go anywhere.
Good subject...very current for the times...just too choppy and not presented very well with the narration.
A narrator who doesn't sound like he's reading to 3rd grade Sunday school class.
A different narrator.
60 yr old retired
The book had a good storyline I enjoyed reading. As for Richard Allen. I felt as if I were in 1st. grade being read to by a teacher that wanted to make sure I very distinctly heard and understood each word individually. He didn't seem to have a connection with the story except when he used a southern accent.
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