Well performed but historical accuracy badly flawed.
Would have verified the facts like satellite service dates, Atlas missile deployments (the numbers work totally wrong and none were ever deployed outside the USA), etc..
In this book, Heinlein often rambles when making points. That was overlooked by most critics when first published due to the deep political and social context built and fulfilled by Heinlein. It is interesting that he presents several political holdings which are polar opposite when comparing this book to "Star Ship Troopers".
The performance is very enjoyable.
One of the best historical accounts I've listened to so far.
Speed and clarity of narration.
I can picture exactly what Flemming was trying to convey. Makes me wonder why radio drama died???
The plot of the story was very plausible given the Cold War and the tension between world powers of that era. It is refreshing that the book's version of Bond isn't superhuman, just a VERY good agent. Minimal gadgets. Intelligent.
His voice characterization really hep to define the Characters.
The story gave some additional depth to some of the characters. Unfortunately, I am starting to anticipate the stories rather than be surprised. I'm still disgruntled about her killing off Kisten.
Each additional story in the series is more and more dependent on the preceding books. They don't stand alone and I recommend reading them in order. I'm still disgruntled about her killing off Kisten. Oh, did I say that already? Probably means I really miss the tension of Kristen, as the "good boy" trying to manage having to do "bad" things. RIP Kristen... now you're REALLY dead. I'd love to have seen you reappear by some supernatural means. Oh, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself.
No. She should have the common courtesy to listen to one of the preceding books to adopt the accepted pronunciations and voice characterizations. Read review by "Not News but...". I couldn't improve on that critique.
Look forward to Marguerite Gavin returning as narrator in the next installment.
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