The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God.
As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. Tasked with what seems like an impossible job is an ex-US marine who has risen through the ranks to become one of America's most effective intelligence chiefs.
Now known only as The Tracker, he must gather what scant evidence there is, collate it and unmask The Preacher if he is to prevent the next spate of violent deaths. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair...
©2013 Frederick Forsyth (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd
I have read all of Forsyths' books and can't remember having read one that I haven't enjoyed except this one. Where does one start?
Plot; Frankly I felt there wasn't one, rather the book miandered all over the place, an over use of synamims interrupted the flow of the book, (why not use descriptive titles)
Characters: I thought these were badly drawn, in all, very shallow, to good to be true.
Quite obviously I didn't like this book at all, quality not in the same street as The Fist of God, Icon, or The Forth Protocol
Would I buy another Forsyth book? of coarse. I will regard this (book) as an aberation
Frederick Forsyth used to be a first class thriller writer, up there with Len Deighton, certainly and Jean Le Carre, possibly. This is complete rubbish. First it is quite derivative....for example the hidden terrorist genre was handled well in the recent book I Am A Pilgrim and has been used by Tom Clancy and others. Here there is nothing new to offer, the plot is obvious and derivative and the characters are completely two dimensional and the reader doesent give a damn about any of them. And if that wasn't enough, the reader is terrible, he inserts pauses in the wrong parts of sentences and his foreign accents are a joke. One to avoid.
"Generic, superficial, uninteresting"
The characters have no personality at all; they are all cookie-cutter stereotypes with no development and virtually no motives for their actions.
I was hoping for some kind of twist to make things interesting - but no.
He over-dramatizes, and his accents are god-awful.
There isn't a single interesting or compelling character in the entire book - rather than cutting any, the author needs give us at least one memorable personality.
It's just a long list of event - he did this, then that, then this thing happened, so he did that - no suspense, no drama, no humour, and utterly predictable.
"Not one of his bset"
Detailed but predictable
The Tracker, at least we had a some detail on his character.
Unfortunately John Chancer cannot do accents, especially any from the UK, especially Welsh and what he thinks is upper class english.
In listening to over 100 Audible books this is the first time I have been disappointed with the reader.
"Intriguing storyline if a bit predicable"
First audiobook purchased through Audible. As it stands a good purchase.
The most memorable part was when it became personal to the main character.
The narration seemed a little tedious. More work was needed on the welsh accent which really didn't work.
I got through this audiobook in two sittings. I imagine this would be quite a page turner in print format
The epilogue double played on my version. And if I'm completely honest, seemed a bit rushed. Almost as though the author got bored.
"Bristling terrorism thriller"
Forsyth brings us a fast paced and well researched thriller that feels extremely pertinent due to recent events. I got through this in just two sittings, it worked really well as an audiobook and felt very visual, I’ve no doubt will be a on the big screen soon. Great narration too.
yes with the proviso that it is written with the american market in vue
Tom Clancy Locked on
His accent is one long drone and soporific
I would prefer that British writers write in English
Another book I could not put down. The British Special Forces Op was nailbiting.
"Forsyth produces yet another outstanding story"
This audio-book, like all of the others that I have listened to by Forsythe, is outstanding. So well researched and with a plot that captures the imagination.
I really enjoyed listening to this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in this genre.
Very well read by the narrator.
"forsyth at his best"
Never read the print version but I love listening because ou can really concentrate on the story and the people without concentrating on the words whilst reading
the discoveries and the things that you learn is incredible
no I have not but will be looking for others
you could but I did not
great insight into what really goes on and the story was fabulous
"Average Forsyth..but still better than most"
Probably not...it is what readers have come to expect from Freddie Forsyth. Well researched with credible well-rounded characters
Plausible within the context of the story
narrator did a reasonable job
Enjoyable listen with good plot. Even on a 'bad day' Forsyth is head and shoulders above most other authors of this type. However, over the last couple of years he has begun to sail close to the wind in terms of becoming formulaic and predictable.. Forsyth retains mass appeal while narrowly avoiding above hinted at predictability. Perhaps we were just too spoiled by 'Day Of The jackal'?
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