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I enjoyed this book. It is the first fiction title I've listened to, in a while, that I actually finished. The characters were distinct and interesting, the story entertaining and well told. In my opinion, many modern fiction novels I've downloaded haven't been able to keep my interest. I felt they were too negative, too full of gratuitous profanity, dark in mood and low in action. Maybe it's me but I tire of stories with dark tones and full of preachy new age philosophies. I just want a decent story and don't want to feel depressed after listening to a book. Well crafted stories, even with violence, can have an up tone and this book delivers. Fade gives you great characters, plenty of action, it keeps moving and keeps you listening. You care about the characters, want to know what happens next and everything is tied up in the end. It's a fun listen, not too deep and the story is told so you can keep up with what's happening: you won't get lost with too many characters. I don't want to spoil the plot. I'll end by saying this book is well written for audio and I found myself wishing it wouldn't end and wishing that this author had more books available on audible.
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I bought this book because I had been impressed with Mills' work on the Mitch Rapp series and wanted to read a novel that was all this author, from conception to completion.
The novel has a great setup, SEAL assassin turned hermit with a debilitating 'slow death' injury gets caught up in a (was it CIA?) recruitment plot gone wrong and fights his way out with sharp skills and a blonde bombshell police-chick sidekick by his side. However, all that promise is lost in snappy, out of place dialogue that makes the main character more corny than compelling and the author spending more time inside the head of the story's nemesis than that of our hero for the last 70% of the story. The whole thing then ends abruptly with a Wikileaks styled data dump, a lazy way to climax the story.
Mills can write but this was disappointing.