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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No, the narrator is usually good, but on this one his foreign accents are so awful that he is hard to listen to.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The beginning concerning the Hindenburg is interesting and a good beginning, but the story goes downhill from there.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of J. Charles?
Scott Brick, maybe. Jay Charles is usually good but he doesn't do foreign accents well at all and there are a lot of them in this story.
Do you think Havoc needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No, but then I couldn't listen to it all the way through because of the narration.
Any additional comments?
I have enjoyed Jack Du Brul books in paperback, in the past and the stories and characters were pretty good. I especially like the Philip Mercer and Harry characters. I chose this one because J. Charles was narrating and he is usually quite good. However, he does a horrible job narrating this one and I found it hard to finish the book because of that.
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Where does Havoc rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I've 'read' every book in this series, one after the next. That's 8 intense, 10+ hour books in a row. One of my all time favorite series!
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
This series is like the Die Hard movie series - but with less blood. Intricate plots keep me guessing. I find myself sitting in the parking lot at work, or in the driveway at home, having arrived but not able to turn it off cuz I absolutely have to know what happens next! I read tons of mystery/spy/intrigue books by numerous authors; Mercer is at the top of my list of great reads.
What about J. Charles’s performance did you like?
Perfect word: performer. His voice changes, tone, sound effects and other verbal tools add so much to the story. I can feel and see every scene. There are other narrators who do a great job changing voices for each character - J. Charles goes way beyond that. It's like I'm at the movies.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Laughed a lot, worried a lot. Not sure what the drivers in the other cars think when they see me burst out laughing!
Any additional comments?
Audible makes traffic jams something to look forward to!