When a motor launch carrying the USS Ronald Reagan's top brass is attacked, the US vows a swift reprisal. Enter skipper Brick Maxwell and his Roadrunners - the jocks who fly the F/A-18 Super Hornets. Their mission: a deep air strike in Northern Yemen. But their target - the commander who masterminded the attack - has laid a deadly trap for Maxwell and his fellow warriors....
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For anyone with an interest in Naval aviation and the intrigue of contemporary geo-political Middle East intrigue, Acts of Vengeance is a must, Mr. Blocks narration was outstanding!
Justin Sloan is a video game writer, novelist, and screenwriter. He studied writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in writing and UCLA.
Yes, because it is well done and I enjoyed the narration. For anyone looking to read or listen to a read of a military book that shows both sides, this one is for you.
Thomas Block is an excellent narrator with a range of ability. He does a great job narrating this and other books he has narrated for.
This book had a very weak story line. The book plot was predictable and the outcome disappointing and the narrator was the worst I have ever heard. If you are prone to suicidal thoughts, don't get this book. It's so bad it may push you over the edge. A full bottle of sleeping pills would have less of an effect that listening to the monotone narrator.
Perhaps listen to some of the more successful war/terrorist novels to get a better idea the value of slowly building the storyline and teasing readers with potential outcomes.
Anyone, anyone at all could have narrated a book better. This reader was monotone most of the time, used the same voice for all the players. At first I thought that the narrator was drunk but by the end, I think he was drugged and drunk.
The emotion this book caused in me was disappointment for wasting my credit on it, sadness for any other listeners who buy this novel and confusion why the writer would think that this book was remotely good enough to publish.
Too bad it's not a crime for writers to publish trash like this. If it was, this writer might be put to the front of the line to sit in the wooden chair and have the funny little copper cap placed on his head before his lights are put out.
The only terrorist in this book was the writer and the narrator. All others should receive a pardon.
I totally feel cheated and if you will now excuse me, I need to call up audible and see about a refund.
Aerial furballs, afterburners, backstabbing bureaucrats, and military romance. What's not to like?
Robert Gandt is a cross between Tom Clancy's military high-speed plotting, and emerging author Lt. Cmdr. Leland Shanle's attention to historical detail. I'd follow any of them into a dogfight.
Thomas Block is a wise choice for the voice of Robert Gandt's creative voice. He carries the tone of a salty Admiral retelling his fleet's latest sorties.
I won't post any spoilers. There are clear heroes and villains in this tale.
This was my first audio book. Listened to it on the way to a Nova Scotia from Florida by car. I'am a retired Canadian Forces aviator and served 2 years on a destroyer I was an air weapons specialist. I found the book technically well written but not so much so that my wife was turned off ( we both Enjoyed it). The premise was entertaining the back and side stories meshed together well.
The Narrator was excellent his inflection, accents and "turn of a phrase" were entertaining without overshadowing the story itself his pace of reading was perfect.
I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality ( listened to half over the vehicles sound system and half straight from my iPad speaker) it was as if the narrator was in the vehicle with us and it was of the same excellent quality from beginning to end. Mr. Block actually sounded like he read it in all one sitting.
I plan to listen to more work by this author and also this narrator.
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