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.
A much better plot development. He telegraphed where he was going, but took half the book to get there and it was torturous. No Navy Seal would behave like this. The set up is so contrived and so full of holes that I was talking back through the first half of the book. The action part was nicely done.
I have just started Line of Vision. I just finished Lee's Child's latest book about Jack Reacher - Outstanding.
No, but he was just excellent.
I would have rewritten the whole first half of the book to set it up properly.
I was very disappointed.
I have enjoyed many of Patrick Robinson's books. Nimitz Class was the first of his that I read and it was a great story. This story leaves a poor taste in my mouth. I think he over-writes the story and treats the "honor" of the Navy Seals in a poor light. I cannot say much more without giving away the plot, but I was unhappy with this book.
His main character, Mac, would have had the "honor" that was overplayed in the first part of the book.
It was way too, dramatic of a reading, and too monotone. It felt less like a story with many different characters and more like a 14+ hour reading of Dragnet, "Just the facts ma'am."
No, this one wasn't a good enough story to bring a second into the mix.
I really like Patrick Robinson's books but this was a complete miss for me.
First book I've listened to or read by Patrick Robinson. Found myself rooting for the success of the main character, didn't want him to let his family, friends or nation down. Mr Leggett does an exceptional job with the narration, good work. I would recomend this audio, a good listen.
1 guy takes out a presidential candidate when they know he is coming... come on. The French Coast Guard would have boarded the dinghy & there would have been flotsam when he scuttled the Eagle.
I'm glad he Mac got the bad guy but 1/2 the book if FLUFF & easy to see coming!
I would only recommend the abridged version!
I downloaded this book as I have enjoyed Patrick Robinson books before - this story is so biased towards the right wing America view that it made the book unenjoyable for me. Along the lines that everything right wing was good and everything left wing is bad - even elements of the US Miltary are taken to task. The book is well written but so predictable that I kept on reading it to see if there would be plot twist but no it was just the standard predictable end.