This book brings a lot of clarity to the new Star Wars movies that is needed to help fill in the gaps. I am a fan of the new movies (though badly acted and scripted) because of the politics and subterfuge that goes on within the great Republic. The down fall of the Jedi and the takeover by the tyrannical Sith make it a neat time for those interested in the genre.
Anyway, it was well written and I recommend it highly.
Tom Clancy - yes!
J. Charles - never again
I finally have my Clancy collection complete - Hunt through Executive Orders. The stuff after that that was co-written is NOT Clancy, in my opinion. Anyway, had I seen that J. Charles was the narrator of Hunt before I bought it, I might have left this one out of the collection. It was probably a month ago that I suffered through another techno-thriller author that I like, Larry Bond, and his Red Phoenix book. Not that the author is what suffers, but the narrator was Mr. Charles. I listened to it in full due to having bought the book, but man it was a tough one. Now I am doing the same with the Hunt for Red October. If anyone is looking to this as to why Mr. Charles is so bad - just read through any other review here, they explain it well enough.
I will definitely make sure to check the readers as well as the book next time.
The narrator, J Charles, made this book almost unbearable for me to listen. I am a big fan of Larry Bond's work from Red Storm Rising up to Cauldron, and if it wasn't for the book itself I would have deleted this off my device before finishing.So, I guess I should provide reason for my dislike of the narration:J Charles made the most cartoonish voices for most characters and I will explain - each American Officer sounded like he stepped out of a James Cagney role, or they were portrayed with an imbecilic southern accent. Each Korean officer was as stereo-typically accented as to be obnoxious, and they always seemed to be shouting. Finally, the characters he did read in a normal voice were so out of context with their situation. He would make them sound happy and excited during scenes when the world was coming down up them due to the war.A very bad listen in my opinion. I purchased the Hunt for Red October not to long ago and I now see J Charles is reading that one, too. I hope I don't regret that purchase.
There are a couple narrators that have read the Tom Clancy titles I enjoy - Scott Brick, and Michael Prichard, both of whom would do any war-time thriller justice.
It was written by Larry Bond, which means it is a fantastic war thriller - and that makes it worth it.
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