I've read some of the complaints about this book being dull or dragging on or not wanting to hear about Harvath's alcoholism. I found it enjoyable to get to know him on a more personal level. One of the other reviews I just read stated that it was too dark that he "had a drinking problem, smokes, and has marital problems". Well, if you flip that order around... His marital problems come from his wife being murdered in front of him, he smokes (but so do a lot of people), and the drinking, well, refer to marital problems...
Scot's character is human. He is a fighter and extremely well trained. His life is difficult, made even more so by who he is and what he does. I enjoyed seeing his personal side. Feeling his struggle. Catching himself and working through it and coming up from it.
Of course, there is the requisite action. Unrealistic by real combat standards. He is going to go to the fight regardless of whether or not it is a good idea. That's who he is. That's why we read about him.
I listened to this book while riding my bike. I enjoyed the way it made the time fly by. I laughed out loud several times at the witty banter. I thoroughly enjoyed this read!