Love Audible books, listening to 1 every week. However listening to this story is like watching grass grow. The English accent narrator is not suited..Show More » for an action/adventure story. "We're going to kill you," comes across as "Let's meet for tea and crumpets, shall we?" I am a fan of John Gilstrap but in audio form is painfully tedious.
I love Mr. Gilstrap's writing style and his story flow. I enjoyed the book from the first 5 minutes of listening. I did not find his use of sexual c..Show More »rimes overused at all. Been around too many that have been sexually abused during their youth-thought it was very real on that front. I couldn't wait for the time I could listen again to the book. I will look for more from this author. Narrator Jeremy Gage sold it!
A little escapism is good for all of us on occasion, and listening to Jonathan Graves' exploits certainly fills the bill. Translated: I like the ser..Show More »ies. Not so much on this one, however.
The story seems to drift from scene to scene without the kind of detail that enriches. Characters we know well don't seem to know each other at times; and while I appreciate the differing moral perspectives of Jonathan and Gail and how these conflicts leverage their relationship, I do not believe the themes are well developed. We are only shown shadows of what should be a major sub-plot that enriches the entire series.
That and a poorly constructed and rushed finale bothered me. Basil Sands, however, managed to irritate me from beginning to end. His voice does not have the timber this assignment calls for, and his characterizations (especially that of Boxer) are laughable. They are simplistic, sometimes crude, and poorly done. This fact alone robs the story of appeal. Add the weak story development and I rate this one low. I debated a 3 but just couldn't do it.
I love the Jonathan Grave series but this was out of control. The premise was so flawed. Mr Gilstrap was asking us to suspend all knowledge of facts a..Show More »nd how the world actually works. Just way too much.
Against All Enemies is the 7th and most recent novel in the Jonathan Grave series of espionage thrillers. The two prior novels in the series, High Tr..Show More »eason and End Game, were excellent but not outstanding. The storyline of Against All Enemies has real potential, but Gilstrap disappoints in developing the story.
Basil Sands is a decent narrator, but not one of the best. His narration is excellent.