©2008 Alex Berenson; (P)2008 Penguin
Maybe I'm missing something. This is my second book in the series. I gave up on book 1. Book 2 was frustrating because it took 85% of the story to get to the reason we were going down this path. I will try book 3 but if it doesn't improve I'm done. Bummer since so many tell me how great Alex Berenson's work is to them.
I am always looking for new thrillers. I love David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, and Michael Connelly. If you are familiar with those writers and hold them in high esteem, this won't interest you. I read the first John Wells book and I remember liking it, but this one was really disappointing. I have, however, been reading long enough to know that this may not be the case with all readers. I have other writers, like Lee Child and Harlen Coben that I do not like, but I know other readers who reallly do. Perhaps you can use the writers above to guide you.
Love a well told story (all genres) with a flavor of romance.
I enjoyed the 2nd book in John Wells series as much as Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn. Fast pace, full of actions, coherent story, and gripping from the start to the end. Narration by George Guidall is great as always.
very good. even better than the first. I was hesitant to get it since they have changed the narrator. but it was good regardless good thing they kept the same narrator until the last book.
Good, Not, Best.
Good book but not the best in the series. I enjoyed the characters and that John finally got together with Jen but then it drags on. However, I rather listen to the dull adventures of John Wells than anyone else's writing.
Would recommend this book if you are looking for something in between other reads to fill the gap.
George Guidall is definitely worth the time by himself. He brings the characters to life and I can see in my mind's eye what the characters would look like and he is believable.
I do not believe this book would make a good movie on its own; it would need some help. But if I were to give it a title or tag line than maybe: True Allies.
Alex Berenson is an awesome author and even when he is off the mark he is still one of the best out there; I will give this book a pass and continue to be a loyal fan, you should too.
The Wolf Posse
Yes. This book tells a fictional story about the war on terror in a way that brings to light many truths about this conflict that people need to hear.
I liked the fact that Alex Berenson tells this story and all of the stories in this series in a very nuanced way. James Wells has some compassion for the Muslim faith even as he hunts down terrorists. He is aware of the fact that many innocent Muslims get caught up in the conflict and that many U.S. policies actually feed the fire of terrorism and encourage more jihadists. The CIA often causes more problems than it fixes and often hangs their operatives out to dry. Wells is caught between conflicting factions often.
I've always liked George Guidall's narrative style. Easy to listen to.
Can't think of one right now.
This is a great series. I highly recommend.
Good story, enjoyed this 2nd book in the series a bit more then the 1st. I think the character of John Wells was better developed - got more insights in his character.
And as always George Guidall's performance was exceptional and that made a big difference compared to the first book.
Adding George Guidall's voice lends this series credibility and realism that wasn't found with the narrator of the first book. Mr. Guidall offered the tone and depth to the characters that enticed me to the story. I look forward to the hearing the next book. Great Performance!
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