Story was so well written and captivating, that when it was over I was disappointed that there wasn't another two - three hours of listening time.
Yes, Excellent voice of reader, very emotional story.
Clear and Present Danger. Similar characters.
I would have liked to, but I listened over several days. Next long driving trip I will listen again.
The story seems real. Things don't always work out according to plan, just like real life.
There were a few parts of the story that I wished were more clear, like where did the shooters come from in the Dr. rescue and why Seals shooting at a pick-up did not make the pick-up stop,crash or kill the driver?? Just some loose ends here and there.
I have complex feelings about Tom Clancy. I thought his first five or so books were wonderful. The next few laughable. The last few great entertainment, particularly as to the action scenes. This one is just too trite. Too much like thousands of other jingoistic, US all good, SEALs all good and near superhuman, the wives all brilliant and beautiful with great careers until they become housewives after getting married, volumes. Like a pulp Western I suppose. Telegraphs the outcome, to the extent is any different than it would ever be in any similar story, way ahead of time.
That said, the action scenes are great. Very compelling, even if the characters are super human. And the actual prose is not bad at all. I thought the narrator was suitably manly and serious. Really quite good.
So it is not horrible escapist literature, just way more predictable than even most of the genre.
I was happy with the readers performance, he has a good voice and was comfortable to listen to. I do wish there was a bit more intensity given to the SEALs voices particularly in the action scenes. I've read a number of biographies of former SEALs and they are all colourful characters with both good and bad traits, I found the characters in this book to be too textbook and without flaws or depth, and lacked some of the "Gung Ho" spirit and undying love for action that actual SEALs seem to possess. The story itself is predictable but passable, but I think it pales in comparison to the real stories told by actual SEALs such as in the books by Chris Kyle and Donn Mann which I found to have more intense action, humour and entertainment value than this work. Based on my knowledge I do think the author is very knowledgeable and includes lots of accurate details about the SEALs, technology and the Military/Navy which I enjoyed, and it is also clear that he has utmost respect for these heroes.
It's number one
Clear and Present Danger
He's a great story teller
Act of the Brave
You have to listen and then see the movie
A set of new characters is introduced. The plot was interesting and you didn't want to stop listening,
I highly recommend this book if you are a Tom Clancy fan.
I like the genre but this one really missed the mark. The story was thin and the characters were developed in an almost formulaic manner. Try the Heart and the Fist if you want SEALS.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Probably because it was well written & very interesting as well as educational.
Any & all of the Navy Seals
No, I prefer to stretch good books out.
Who knew the life of a navy seal team could be so mundane and boring. The story of seal team seven is overly saturated with protocol information, combat jargon, and personality analysis. Unfortunately, very little attention is given to the actual mission the story is suppose to be about. As the story progressed, I felt more and more like I was participating in a social studies class rather than a navy seal adventure. The action was scarce and far between. The dialogue was corny, and read too much like a newsreel. On a positive note, it was informative, and would have been interesting if I'd been looking to read a non-fiction story.
This book reads like a catalog of military ordinance only lacking order numbers and prices. There is no character development, The SEALs are not portrayed as real people but rather as an enlistment advertisement. While it is stated in the preface that this book is a paean to the Navy SEALs complete with where to send donations, it is not a story of real people. Had it been, it would have been more powerful. One of the authors plays silly games with verb tense at the end of the book to reveal an ending that could be seen coming from the start.
I was disappointed. I like Tom Clancy's novels. This one seems to be using his name for sales.