I love PA fiction. I really do. This book, however, was poorly written and the story is not good. I listened to both the first and second book (my us..Show More »ual policy) and I finally gave up. The writer is clearly young and seems to be writing fantasy scenarios. It's like his alter ego. The protagonist is 16 and has no attachment to the real world at all. He is 16 but has the skill set of Rambo. He is the ultimate predator. Kills at will and doesn't break a sweat. He knows everything about survival. There is little about his backstory to justify it other than his dad taught him. He was also a master scientist which is where the book starts (he was at an International Science Fair) and an excellent football player. A master of Judo, weapons, science, survival, history, and diplomacy...all at 16. Women swoon (literally) at him, adults ask for his advice and follow it mindlessly. He saves a 14 year old girl from rapists and makes an attempt to be modest and not have a romantic interest in her. This lasts all of chapter before they become official. He proceeds to call her "Babe" and "Sweetheart" and say very cliched things like "Don't worry baby...I'll come back for you". In book 2, our superhuman 16 year old saves a group of cheerleaders...Anyway you get the drift. This should be marketed as a fantasy diary .
The narrator deserves his own special review for just how poorly he did. Our southern superhero teen protagonist has an alternating accent between super country bumpkin and New England yankee (clearly where the narrator is from). I literally will make sure never to listen to this narrator again in anything he does. It's just that bad.
The first book was okay and the second book had a decent rating so I thought I would give it a chance. It was horrible. The grammar was bad and I don..Show More »'t mean the character's grammar but the writer's Grammer. The narrator used northern, NY accents for characters from Oklahoma and pronounced the towns incorrectly. The storyline was boring and juvenile. My 17 year old son writes better than this. I do not recommend this series at all.
This is the 4th installment of this series that I haven't finished yet. I won't listen to a 5th. The story is filled with "slap my own back" acco..Show More »lades about how much he is a natural born killer at the ripe young age of 16. The self promotion of how deadly he is has even gained him the respect of a full bird Colonel, who gave him a Humvee as a token of his high esteem for killing 16 bad guys single handed with a knife, rock, and grenades.
I'm no psychologist, but this author has found his forum to indulge his fantasy as being a teenage Rambo. Probably because he doesn't possess these SOG skills except while playing a video game.
Why would trained military personnel, including his father, seek advise on strategy and tactics from a teenager who is barely of legal age to drive? Anyway, I digress.
The narrator delivers an excellent performance. One salvation to this book.
...and can someone tell me if "curiouser" is even a word? I tried to look it up, but maybe my dictionary app needs to be updated.