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  • The Lions of Lucerne

  • Auteur(s): Brad Thor
  • Narrateur(s): Armand Schultz
  • Durée: 15 h et 23 min
  • 4,4 out of 5 stars (118 évaluations)

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Description

In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action as one man is pushed to the edge.

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: 30 Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council.

But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack. Driven by his professional code of duty and honor, Harvath creates his own rules to get some answers. But his search for the truth raises the blood pressure of his superiors...and casts his own life in mortal jeopardy. The deadly machinations have been set in motion by a shadowy coalition, comprising some of the highest-ranking officials in government and business - men who operate above the law, men who realize the threat Harvath poses to their hidden agenda...men who will do anything to stop him.

Framed for murder and on the run, Harvath takes his own brand of justice to the towering mountains of Switzerland where he finds an improbable ally in the beautiful Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney's Office. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus - and enter the den of the most notorious team of professional killers the world has ever known.

©2012 Brad Thor (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars

Scott delivers

great book lots of twists and turns should delight most suspense lovers. enjoy several hours

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

Main Character is just a Insufferable Asshole

I really wanted to like him in his first outing, but he is an egotistical, narcissistic, moronic asshole. He behaves like a shitty B-movie action hero in a 18 on rotten tomatoes film, yet the author tries repeatedly to ground the story in reality. The fact of the matter is that the main character is unlikeable, irrational, and dick, who genuinely creates 99% of the problems he faces in the book with his own behaviour. That juxtaposed with the more grounded characters surrounding him that are portrayed more like actual human being and professionals makes him seem horribly put of place. I really want to like him, but I don't.
As for the overall plot, it starts off relatively believable but there are far too many points where you are asked to suspend your disbelief for s book that tries to ground itself in reality. It feels like a tug of war between corny crappy characters and plot points, and the more serious and grounded characters and plot. Thankfully this issue isn’t nearly as prevalent as the series progresses.
So yeah, you kinda have to read this to understand the characters in later books, but keep your expectations pretty low.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

B-rate action story.

Not too bad as long as your expectations aren’t too high, and your tolerance for all the usual action hero cliches is set to medium.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Great author and fantastic book

Brad Thor is my favourite author, his detail for operations is perfect both for lay persons and military, can’t wait for his next work

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars

Predictable

Very predictable events and characters. Characters over played and not very believable. Also some scenes drawn out too much.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it on his 3rd book now.

Great narrator will be listening to more of his work. the story held my attention almost too well.

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  • Au global
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  • Carol
  • 2012-11-18

Great Scott Harvath

I'm a huge fan of Brad Thor and the Scott Harvath series. I've listened to just about all of the series before going back to this first one. Having listened to the others, this one doesn't feel as polished as the others, but that makes sense for the first in the series.

The story is typical for the Harvath series, good details and building up of the characters. It doesn't have the strength of following books but it's still a Thor so it's a great listen!

The story line is a bit far fetched with the details of the President's kidnapping; what was done to him and where he was held. I won't share details to spoil the story! But the rest of the story makes up for it.

Had I followed this in order I would still have continued on to the future books in the series and been happily surprised as they only continued to get better and better.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Arthur
  • 2013-01-22

Not a Great Book - Clearly First in Series

Armand Schultz does a nice job with a poorly written book. I have read every book in the Scott Harvath series, but they don't come close to Mitch Rapp series or Tom Clancy's work. I read these when I can't find anything else for this genre. The Harvath series is like a blunt instrument, while the others are precision instruments. That said, I still read them. Among the Harvath series, this is the weakest. In fairness to Thor, the character was still being developed, and I don't think he was totally clear where he was going to take it. If you love this genre like I do, read it after you have exhausted everything else (including the other Harvath books). While I prefer to read stories in order, this one is pretty lame.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Raylene
  • 2013-02-13

Trite story about a "super" Seal

I found this book to be farfetched and trite. The characters were shallow and often dumb. Imagine a highly trained Navy Seal mouthing off to every authority figure that comes along and then going renegade to solve the problem of the president's kidnapping. Along the way he gets more breaks and second chances to fix mistakes than a reasonable reader should expect. I read one review that said that the Harvath series improved as the writer became more polished. I may try a library download to check this out but will not purchase another book until I've tried out other books. Hopefully I will find that the author has improved. In conclusion, I would recommend readers to thrillers such as early Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, or Martin Cruz Smith.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Johnson (TX)
  • 2014-08-02

Who is reading this?

Spoil alert: If you continue, this review will spoil the plot, and if you don't continue the plot will spoil the reading.

Terrorist from Switzerland, of which there are many, kidnap the president by placing timed charges to cause an avalanche at a Utah ski resort. In order for it to work, the president must ski by the concealed perpetrators, but it must be within the two minute time frame as planned earlier. They then escape to the adjacent farm with the silos, no doubt one of the many grain farms up there in ski country. The lone surviving secret service agent, a former seal, decides he is more capable of capturing international terrorists acting alone than the FBI (those seals are highly trained in criminal investigation) and begins his quest by assaulting an FBI agent "just doing his job," contaminating three crime scenes, concealing evidence from investigators, risking causing another avalanche that will decimate the search and rescue teams, and putting down the deputy director of the FBI when he is confronted, all the day following serious injuries.

At this point I had to stop and contemplate how Brad Thor's mother found the time to write a thousand reviews.

I would like to thank Audible for their return policy.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Joe
  • 2013-08-01

Torture

What disappointed you about The Lions of Lucerne?

Pure torture listening to this dialog. My condolences to the narrator. He must have been ill having to speak those lines. Oh My God it was bad! But somehow I made it to the end. And yes the plot is predictable!

Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Thor? Why or why not?

No way!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The author appears to have done his fact homework. Only a few minor agonies there.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Dave Wolff
  • 2013-03-10

Unbelievably Unbelieveable!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book actually would have been for me if it weren't so ridiculous. I can not believe Brad Thor actually wrote it. The story line is stretched out, it seems just to make the book longer, by some of the most mind numbing, stupid dialog I have ever heard. The characters are not believable, and most of the situations are impossible. I have listened MANY Brad Thor books, and again, I can not believe he wrote this one. It is terrible!

Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

I think Brad Thor is an excellent author. I think this book is a huge exception to that rule. I will listen to the next one in the series just because is MUST better than this one.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Armand Schultz?

Armand Schultz is not my favorite narrator, and I don't believe his style is particularly suited to this book, but given what he had to work with, I think he did a very good job. I would listen to more books narrated by him.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I would never recommend this book or author to anyone except that I know Brad Thor has written much better Harvath books, and to make the most of the series it is probably worth listening to for that reason alone... if you can stand to wade through all of the nonsense.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Rtpftguy
  • 2013-03-27

Bad guys can't shoot straight

What would have made The Lions of Lucerne better?

Believable assassins

What was most disappointing about Brad Thor’s story?

In every scene involving gunfire, so-called highly trained mercenaries spray our hero and friends with withering automatic weapons fire. . .AND CAN'T HIT A THING! And these are guys who carry out a precision abduction of the President? Do they throw grenades or use any other weapons a trained soldier would have at his disposal? Nope.

Their ineptitude is unbelievable, literally so.

Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, it means I won't waste any of my credits on Brad Thor's books.

Any additional comments?

I'm sorry I bought Path of the Assassin before listening to this.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • James D. Powers
  • 2013-01-02

homoerotic substance

What disappointed you about The Lions of Lucerne?

The first chapter included very graphic homosexual activity. Stopped listening.

Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

Maybe. But I would do more research on the storyline.

Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

I didn't listen long enough to make a determination.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lions of Lucerne?

The homosexual scenes.

Any additional comments?

no.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Darren Greer
  • 2013-08-17

Couldn't finish the book...

I'll start by mentioning that I did not finish this book, and so this review is based solely on the first 10 chapters or so.

I started this book after finishing the last, currently published, Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn (RIP). I chose this series based on a recommendation from a friend that said this series was similar. I was unimpressed within the first few minutes, but kept going in hopes that it would get better. However, it never turned a corner for me, so I stopped the listen. Here are my main gripes:

1) The narration was sub-par in my opinion, and not even close to the same level as George Guidall from the Mitch Rapp series. I know that this has no bearing on the storyline itself, but a good or bad narration seriously impacts my ability to listen to a book. Nothing against Armand, but his narration seemed almost childish compared to George.

2) The storyline was full of holes. No spoilers, as I didn't get very far, but there were so many holes early on in the story that I just couldn't get past it. I tend to over-think when I listen to books, so this could be my problem, but throwing it out there for others to be aware.

3) The gross stereotyping of Mormons was borderline offensive. Full disclosure, I'm a Mormon. Brad's brood generalization of Mormons seemed to paint us as a bunch of women hating idiots. At least that's how I interpreted it :/

4) Vince's dialog in the Mitch Rapp series, that was used with various members of government agencies seemed spot on and professional. Brad's dialog seemed corny at times, and a bit childish. I'm not a government employee, so this is based on how I would expect them to interact, versus actual experience.

I'm moving on to a new series, and regret the credit I lost on this purchase.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • ncgemini
  • 2014-09-14

Shallow. Disappointing.

What would have made The Lions of Lucerne better?

The plot was shallow. Slow

What do you think your next listen will be?

Unknown

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Armand Schultz?

Narrator was okay.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lions of Lucerne?

Difficult to say. The story line was disappointing.

Any additional comments?

Not one of Thor's best.

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