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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Brad Taylor draws upon his own experiences as a Delta Force commander for his exciting series starring elite Taskforce operative Pike Logan. In All Necessary Force, Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill are trailing two terrorist organizations from Asia to Egypt when a deadly threat arrives in the U.S.

©2012 Brad Taylor (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

“An intense and intriguing character, Logan is definitely an action hero to watch.” (Booklist)

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Editing makes a difference

I liked the story and the characters but the editing made it hard to fully enjoy. I prefer audiobooks in which the chapters have a long pause at the end, as this book has. But, this was the first book I have ever listened to that made it very clear where the reader stopped for a break or the day and resumed and where re-takes were made and edited in. Both the volume and tone of the reader would change abruptly and annoyingly for either, OFTEN.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • 03-20-12

A bit of a let down from the first book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I wanted to strangle Jennifer. Some of her reactions, given the situation and line of work, is completely off the mark. She trains for a year as an operative, and gets upset when too much violence is used on a terrorist? Seriously . . . While there are rules and ways to do things, she is just too emotional.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Ted Bell and Alex Hawk

Would you be willing to try another one of Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow ’s performances?

No - The original duo was much better.

Was All Necessary Force worth the listening time?

No

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Outstanding espionage thriller!

All Necessary force is Book 2 of ex Delta Force commander Brad Taylor's Pike Logan series. The series is now 7 novels and 5 novellas. This novel is a great espionage thriller dealing with fighting terrorists in Asia, the Middle East and the US. One Rough Man, Book 1, showed real promise, novella 1.5 fixed narration issues and added Jennifer Cahill as a lead character, and All Necessary Force delivers on the promise of Brad Taylor being a great espionage thriller author.

Beginning with All Necessary Force the novels in the series use an unusual but very effective narration arrangement. The novel is written partially in third person with Henry Strozier narrating and partially in Pike Logan first person with Rich Orlow doing the narration. The narration is flawless.

For those who like great espionage novels this novel and the Pike Logan series provide just that, and the series does so consistently. Very highly recommended.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Great Story, Bad Narration.

Really enjoyed the storyline, but the narration leaves a lot to be desired. George Guidall or Amanda Shultz would have done a much better job.

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Getting better, definitely worth the listen.

Any additional comments?

This series has all the hope of being the closest thing to a fix for Mitch Rapp junkies. I have listened to all of the Jack Reacher, Dewey Andreas, and Scot Harvath books, and this has the best hope for being a great new series that is updated regularly. The early recordings are pieced together and there are plot holes, but they get cleaned up as the series progresses. This is definitely worth your time, and know that they get cleaner by the time you hit book 3-4.

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On course with familiar characters

Typical but enjoyable. I am hooked so I will mosey on to the next one until Brad Thor comes out with a new book

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Eh

I read a LOT of these books. Jennifer gets on my damn nerves. The editing is the worst. At least make an attempt to keep the tone of voice consistent between breaks.

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Love Logan, Taylor is a presumptuous ass.

LOVE the book except the Jennifer character who is supposed to tell us imbeciles the difference between right and wrong--because she is female and knows these things. I just was confused by the character's seeming hypocrisy, and this overall trend of having "strong women" in non-traditional roles but still playing mommy/the voice of reason/the moral compass. I wrote Taylor and asked him if Jennifer eventually becomes less of this. Evidently he thought I was mad she wasn't a "blood thirsty killer." Yup. Those are his words. So: Since I'd sooner douche with Drano than give this man another dime, let me be clear: GREAT writing, great plotting, intricate knowledge of topics, 90% great characters. My review of his work is mostly very positive. My review of Taylor? Just don't question his choices...he gets mean.

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Pike is great again!

Exciting to the end but would have liked to see Chase get his butt kicked by Jennifer. One can only pray America has a Taskforce!!

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Great book

I listen to at least 1 book a week mainly action thrillers. This is one of the better ones. Buckle up and enjoy.