The reason why I'd recommend this audiobook to a friend is because it's a realistic look about the early days of the Navy SEALs in Vietnam. Throughout listening, it made my ask myself several times: What were we doing in Vietnam to begin with? What bought us to that war?
It technically wasn't our fight. It was North and South Vietnam's. But that's just me.
No other book I can think of.
Nothing unique, but he does bring an excellent narration and good performances as the characters throughout the book.
It has to be main character Gene Michaels, he's a very competent man and gets hit hard by the losses of innocent people and his friends. Leading him to revenge against the main antagonist. Col. Nguyen, that's what I think makes him interesting.
To those who are interested in operations by special operations units, you should read this book.
I really liked the chapter that covered the Maersk Alabama hijacking, I was interested in learning more about Mark Owen's past, but my favorite part is most definitely the bin Laden raid. Obviously, this is the book about the operation, and you see it coming from a mile away. But it's still so satisfying to see the plug get pulled on the madman who caused the biggest loss of American lives since the Civil War.
Yes. He's a capable guy when it comes to narrating books.
As I usually do, but of course I take breaks every now and then.
Captivating. Worthy. Great.
My main beef with Robertson's performance in this audiobook was that he didn't really put any emotions into the characters' lines. It wasn't that the audiobook was boring to listen to, I just wasn't really fond of the performance done by Dean.
I wouldn't say "extreme". But there are some moments that shocked me. Mainly the death of Haney's comrades in the unit.
Give it a buy. It's got some insight on units around the world similar to Delta Force. Other Delta operations, and it's interesting to see a closer look on the life of one of these guys during their service.
Intriguing, epic, awesome.
It would probably have to be Gillian Grayson. She's borderline autistic but is high-functioning as well but has great potential for her Biotic talents. That's what I think makes her an interesting character.
He was real mellow throughout the book and gave adequate voices for most of the characters.
A certain moment between Gillian and her father. I won't spoil it, it's near the end. But it was quite touching despite the fact the situation was going to hell in a hand basket.
I'd like to see more Mass Effect audiobooks on this site. My son Joseph, my in-house Mass Effect expert, is a huge fan of the games and with these has me interested in learning more about the story of ME.
As a matter of fact, I would.
Author Chris Ryan brings an interesting story to the table. And while the action scenes are kept to a minimal, they did have me on the edge of my seat. Especially near the end of the book. The characters are interesting, and the plot twist showing the true villain had me in shock for a while. I did not expect that.
If I had to pick. John Porter, the main character.
He seems like the kind of guy who can get the job done in the prologue of this book in his first mission with the Regiment. Then things go way south and you generally feel sorry for him that the job he longed for for years ended in disaster.
But when he finally gets out of the London gutters. John gets his head in the game and really goes into ass-kicking mode.
I like how he didn't go over-the-top and did the characters in just the right way.
No extreme reactions. But there's a scene around the 3rd act which had me grinding my teeth due to how uncomfortable it is to sit through. Plus there's a love scene which really was in there for no reason which confused me. It's explained, but still. Kinda came right out of nowhere.
Chris Ryan is a good writer. As a former member of the Special Air Service and Gulf War veteran, he mainly writes books about fictional characters that are part of or formerly part of the SAS. But he does it in a way that keeps you interested. Give it a shot.
I wouldn't exactly say that. But the audio version is indeed well-performed.
David Colacci is a good narrator and should do more novels like this.
I like how it gave some more backstory as to how the Mass Effect universe came to be.
If I were to pick, probably Saren and Grissom.
He manages to be real close to Saren's menacing tone of voice and for Grissom does the grumpy old man tone very well.
Yes. I know my son loves these books as much as this series as he's a major gamer.
I listened to this in one night and took a few pauses and breaks here and there. But it was worth staying up listening to it.
Nothing I can think of, no.
I would recommend it to fans of StarCraft who wonder where it all begin for Terran protagonist Jim Raynor. It's got a lot of well-written and intricate details on the past of StarCraft. Has good characters. And is just an enjoyable listen overall.
The best character performed by the narrator is Tychus Findlay by far. Given that he's the VA for Tychus in StarCraft 2.
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