©1999 Andy McNab; (P)2002 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
"The dialogue was boring"
I found this book very repetitive, to such a point that I could predict much of the dialogue. The number of times the word okay was used was uncountable and the premise of a very young child behaving as she does in tbe book was unrealistic. The end of the story was a non event and unsatisfactory.
This is the third of the author's novels I have read and heard. The main character is on a mission but too often diverts his attention to delivering his own style on justice. A good listen unabridged but probably better abridged. I do now intend to work my way through the series in chronological order.
This is the most slow moving, boring book I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. after a promising start,it stalls and degenerates into totaly uninteresting padding.
If you are an insomniac there is no finer remedy than to give this a listen.
Clive Mantle is Nick Stone he portrays the character so well. It was difficult to get into the story with a different narrator.
"Marmite - You either love it or hate it!!!!"
I admire Andy McNab with his first two books, Bravo 2 Zero and Immediate Action, but turning his hand to fiction in this book did not work. Throughout the book the characters are pretty much the same, using the same dialogue and actions, and much of the wording is very crude. Where other authors give excellent dialogue and description to locations, I found that I could not get my imagination going, it was like a one dimension perspective, not 3d where you would feel part of the story. I continued with the audio, the narrator was not the best, and it led to a very disappointing end which was totally unrealistic. Disappointing overall, hope the future books improve.
When an author uses profanity to convey stress, then it often implies that they have an insufficient vocabulary from which they can convey the situation to the listener. I did not finish the book and will not download any more from this writer.
"best narration I've heard for ages"
I am not normally a fan of Andy McNab, but my husband went on and on until I listened just to shut him up. I am glad I did, brilliant narration, he (Ric Jerrom) made it for me. Lets hope he gets to read more of them. Great story, left you wanting more.
"new series to hear"
Liked it - no, loved it. I was hooked early on and nailed the whole 13 hrs in two days. Some great 'I know that' scenarios (with the kid, not with weapons or spy tradecraft)...
"a great listen"
Ric Jerome is a great narrator. He puts the right enthusiasm and emphasis just where it is needed. The book is very enjoyable the build up just where it is needed written by a man in the know.
My only problem with Andy Mc Nabs books on audible is that they do not have the same narrator for all the stone books. We get used to Nick Stones voice and see him in our minds eye. So when the second book came out and the voice is different it does not add up.
I hope this some help. this should not put any one off buying the book it is a great listen and time well spent.
Great book, really enjoyed it. The suspense at certain points is incredible. Well worth a listen.
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