I loved the story. If you go into the story, without too much scrutiny and allow the author a bit of room, then its an entertaining well paced exciti..Show More »ng story.
If you don't allow the author some licence then I think it would be easy to dislike this book, particularly toward the end. If you love well constructed plausible plot lines keep away from this book. If you are willing to let the author string you along and don't think too deeply about the plausibility of the plot and the actions of some of the characters this is a cracking book.
I have mixed thoughts about the narrator, the deepness of his voice is off the scale and at first listen he sounds totally pretentious. I have a fairly high end car stereo, I had to turn down the bass to stop the car from shaking when the narrator spoke. Seriously!
When I first starting listening to this book, I hated the narration. I considered giving up on this book and returning it. The narrator quickly started to grow on me, particularly after turning down the bass on my car stereo. As I got used to the narrator and I also think he toned down some of the pretension after the first few chapters, I actually started to enjoy the book much more. On the positive side the narrator's pacing is quite good and the main character is noted in the story as having a distinctive voice.
I am off to buy the next book in the executive series.
Great series and it never missed a beat, the characters get bigger and bolder with every book. The author never stops leaking new information about al..Show More »l the characters and he invites you to look into the characters thoughts and figure out what to do next
The 3 novel Executive Series by Gary Grossman includes 60 hours of listening time although John McLain's excellent narration can be easily enjoyed at ..Show More »higher listening speeds. The series can be described as espionage, political, or suspense thrillers; it is all three. The primary protagonists are Secret Service Agent Scott Roark, Roark's lawyer girlfriend who is a constitutional authority, and on-again, off-again US President Morgan Taylor. The characters are well developed and vivid. The situations are believable.
I ran across this series by accident early this year and set the books aside to listen to when time was available. My expectations were low, but this series meets and exceeds all possible expectations. Unlike the first two novels in the series which dealt mostly with the US Constitution and the powers of the presidency in time of domestic crisis, Executive Command deals with major incidents of domestic terrorism.
I highly recommend Executive Command which stands on its own, but listen to Executive Actions and Executive Treason first.