Patrick Robinson got you hooked on the situation with the Diamondhead missle, the character development of the Seal Team and then hooked you into siding with the plan. I started listening while painting a room in our house and found reasons to keep doing more so I could keep listening!
Mack Bedford is the type of guy we all want to be, act with your convictions ... OK, in this case becoming a potential assasin is a little extreme, but he is an awesome character.
This was a first for Leggett for me, and I was impressed with his ability to switch voices so often and to stay in character. His Swiss accent was so bad I think because the author made it that way for Mack Bedford ... and Leggett went along with it. His Maine accent was more Boston, but we will forgive him, it is hard to imitate a downeast accent unless your grandparents had it, like mine.
The extreme reaction I had was to not want to put it down until I was done.
Say something about yourself!
I find it very fortunate that I listened to the Novel Intercept prior to listening to this FANTATSIC book. A novel that riveted my mind and intelligence for almost a full non-stop marathon.
The Novel "Intercept" was clearly number two in this series and I knew the whole 1st half of the book was very detailed and seemed to educated the reader with descriptive, flowing and transfixing detail. Some may have lost interest at this, but I became even more intrigued in the whole series. The character development was a masters work. Mr. Robinson has found his way to the top of the great Intrigue and international operations series in all 300 books i have purchased through this site.
Diamond head had me from the 1st sentence. I would love to sit and discuss this fantastic novel with anyone.
Oddly I would even most enjoy a discussion from someone who does not share my appreciation. It would be a look at a mind that may need to seek a different genre that would fulfill them in a better way. Clearly this series could not be challanged in its entirety for the exact Mystry and Suspense division it sits in.
The Diamond Head novel was as an ice cold Coka-Cola would to a man who thrists for a break from heat and dust. I thristed for a series that could hold me as well as the greats we all know, After the 30 plus great (some just mind candy) suspense series this sits with the top 4 men of talant.
We thank you Mr Patrick Robinson
Kept my attention most of the time
too much Navy Seal chest beating for me.
This was a decent listen, a little too much Navy Seal chest beating for me, but worth the time.
The book, at its core, is about loyalty of a father to his son, and of a Navy Seal commander to his men. Patrick Robinson has written some fine submarine stories, which is how I found him. Now, he's moved to the Seals, and done so in fine fashion.
I was telling friends about Audible this weekend, and how great the readers are at different accents and voices. This one was superb, as our protagonist travels from Maine to Ireland and France
The jump from a six-story window into the water below!
It would be neat to read more of Mac Bedford. Maybe Robinson has some more adventures in mind?
Not sure why there are not many reviews for this book. I really loved this book. I also like the narrator. Will have to add this narrator and author to my favourites.
Diamondhead is a missle that fizzles. The characters are shallow, the women are weak and whiny, and the plot was very predictible.
Tedious is the only way I could discribe this book. It is the second book I have bought by this author , the first was in my view excellent and was the principle reason I bought this. To me it was a series of barely connected stories looking for a plot, regretably it didn't find one. the narration was very god, indeed it's one saving grace. finally it was far to long given that it didn't seem to get to any sort of plot
I've only recently began listening to Patrick Robinson. This is my third book featuring Mac. The narration was first rate! It stands out as one of the best I've heard.
Robinson is a great story teller and seems to understand the warrior psyche. Not being a SEAL, I have to say "seems."
This is a wonderful "thriller" type of book and a standout for those who like spy / terrorist / special ops type of books.