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Bonnie

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  • America: A Jake Grafton Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated By John Kenneth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the launching of the USS America - our newest and most sophisticated nuclear submarine. Then, the unthinkable happens. The experimental nuclear submarine is hijacked in broad daylight, and only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: Washington D.C.

    bonnie says: "Trite turnout from seasoned writer"
    "Trite turnout from seasoned writer"
    Overall

    Perhaps this book falls so short because Coonts published it prior to 911. The book treats the electronic devastation of NYC and DC as if they are merely inconveniences, without ever exploring the consequences that we too well learned in September of the published year. Characters are shallow and some of the conversation simplistically inane .. not what I'd expect from a writer who's been around as long as Coonts. I wouldn't go out of my way to find this reader again, either. Overall it was pretty disappointing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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