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Publisher's Summary

A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company.
A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan, knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.
©2011 Brad Taylor (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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3 out of 5 stars
By Harry on 02-04-14

Buy the book, Skip the audio version

Is there anything you would change about this book?

the 2-reader format is extremely distracting

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jennifer, she's a quick study

Would you be willing to try another one of J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ’s performances?

Perhaps individually but not in a tag-team format like this book

Was One Rough Man worth the listening time?

Had to give it two tries. The 2-reader format was too distracting and I gave up. After reading so many positive reviews of the book I gave it a second try.
So no...it wasn't worth the listening time.

Any additional comments?

The storyline was good but the audio book was very difficult to get through. It has 2 readers, one for the background and another for the character's. It takes on a "meanwhile back at the ranch" feel. Additionally there are times when the background reader does the character voices in context and it makes it very distracting.
I see that the rest of the series is formatted the same way. think I'm going to have pass, at least in the audio version.

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35 of 35 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By JL on 07-06-13

Great story. Narration is poor, but not boring.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The author has a solid start to a series and is clearly a talented writer, but the narration is almost comical. It seems like they made no effort to pick narrators with any voice talent.

What three words best describe J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ’s performance?

I constantly felt like the book was being narrated by a mixture of Sesame street characters and Norm McDonald. This made the narration seem comical. On the upside, it was not a monotone narration and still managed to suck me into the story, rather than make me feel like it was being read to me. This made the book listenable, but I constantly found myself rolling my eyes or laughing during scenes that were supposed to convey drama.So, while it certainly was much better than most Tom Clancy books that have Ben Stein type narration, it was definitely far below expectation based on previous Audible experiences.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably

Any additional comments?

The Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn are the only books I've read / listened too that get 5 stars. Still, a 4 star rating is pretty high up there from me. I found the writing and plot better than most other suspense / espionage books from popular authors that I've come across

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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