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Tom Clancy Point of Contact audiobook cover art

Ok, but...

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

Reviewed: 07-06-19

Too many logic bombs. I try to ignore the president’s son bomb. But the additive effect is tough. Bad guys have satellite phones, not good guys, not high tech company, not even American embassy, so have to drive to neighboring country? The bad guys get to top floor, no problem.
That said good writing nice action. Book just not at Greaney level.

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The Killer Collective audiobook cover art

Another good read

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

Reviewed: 05-19-19

I've read all the John Rain books. If you liked the prior ones you'll like this one. I wouldn't disagree that there are maybe one too many love stories in this one. A little hard to believe coincidence between Rain's original target and Dox. Got a little sappy at times. Maybe one more draft to add a bit more suspense and proactive planning by Rain. But overall a fast-paced and engrossing read. The interplay between the characters was particularly entertaining - a couple laugh out loud moments; which is rare in this genre.

Eisler is certainly a great writer. But if he tires of that, he could always make a living narrating books. He's one of the best out there.

The Other Woman audiobook cover art

Not that complicated

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I read a number of reviews about how complex the story was. I did not find it that bad at all. If you liked the prior books, you’ll like this one. I thought the story was pretty well crafted. I would’ve liked a more satisfying ending.

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Single Malt Murder audiobook cover art

Mixed Feelings

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Good writing. Good character development. I really like scotch and liked the setting of this story. The narrator did a really nice job - made you feel like you were there.
The story needed another couple drafts...A number of logic bombs. for example, I see a person outside my home spying on me, so I don't call the police and instead I take a sleeping pill??
Where was the editorial review? The author obviously talked with someone regarding the scotch business, but kept saying carbon monoxide. No!! it is carbon dioxide that is produced when making alcohol.
Lastly and most importantly the protagonist doesn't solve the mystery. Only through a series of unbelievable coincidences does she literally stubble onto the crooks who then explain everything with facts we hear for the first time.

It could have been sooo much better with another rewrite or two.

Bloody Sunday audiobook cover art

5 Stars, best in the series

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Well done. well crafted. I think best story in the series so far. Very good plot, quite believable and timely. Perhaps a tad much at ending, but really good overall. Good pacing and balance, hard to put down. Liked the interaction between the characters.

Right up there with Gray Man and Orphan X.

The Terminal List audiobook cover art

A pleasant surprise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Any additional comments?

If you like the grey man and Mitch Rapp, you will like this one. Authentic action. Right amount of technical detail. Good character development. Good plot, no logic bombs. Lot of action. A good protagonist, without character flaws and weaknesses to “make him human”. A very good first book. Certainly death wish on steroids. Will definitely get the next one.

Hellbent audiobook cover art

A 5 star Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Any additional comments?

The only other books I give 5 stars to are the the Gray Man series and the first Orphan X book, and now this one. I loved the Orphan X first book, a tad disappointed by the second book, but this one is as good as the first.Some great plot twists. No logic bombs. Hurwitz does a fantastic job balancing the action with the interpersonal. Plus this book has a decent ending with future promise. No "continued next week" ending gap.can't wait for the next one.

Flat Spin audiobook cover art

Good story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Very good narrator. Best I've listened to. It is worth the listen just for that

The Black Widow audiobook cover art

Disappointing Story

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

spoiler alert.....Tough call. Well written as usual. But the plot is disappointing. Actually it is a great plot,but a very weak finish. You're left with the feeling - that's it?? For all the plotting they accomplish nothing, prevent nothing. Its one of those books where you suspect a weak finish and you check out how many chapters are left.This is like those unexpected "to be continued" TV shows. Just a set up for the next show/book.<br

What do you think your next listen will be?

Given how good the earlier books were, I will give the next one to try.

What three words best describe George Guidall’s performance?

Great as always

Was The Black Widow worth the listening time?

Nope. Could've been so much better. Could've had a least some success, accomplished something,

Any additional comments?

Hopefully Silva is not succumbing to "Clancy" disease and fading as he gets older.

Back Blast audiobook cover art

Best books in this genre

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Well written, no logic bombs. Thoughtful yet action packed. A great protagonist. Need more Grey Man less Clancy!