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  • Use of Force

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later a body washes ashore. Identified as a high-value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the "spectacular attack" they have been fearing all summer?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Urgently Important Story But ...

  • By PB on 07-04-17

Urgently Important Story But ...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

This was my first Brad Thor novel. I greatly respect and appreciate his deep knowledge of security and terrorism matters, so urgently important today.
But I was somewhat disappointed by this climax, after lots of tension and horror in the buildup to it, I didn't like the occasional profanity (unnecessary to the otherwise riveting passages where he tosses it in; apparently obligatory in today's fiction) and I thought the "Audible" reader mediocre (unconvincing foreign accents; often wrong inflections).
All this said - Thor and writers like him do us an invaluable service - as he says himself in a post-story description of his writing intentions - in "anticipating" with accurate factual information woven throughout their fiction - what might well happen, especially if our HEROIC national security guardians, military and civilian, aren't CONSTANTLY protecting us. God BLESS them one and all!

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