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Black Sea Affair Audiobook

Black Sea Affair

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Publisher's Summary

As the U.S. Navy searches for weapons-grade plutonium that has been smuggled by terrorists out of Russia, a submarine mishap in the Black Sea brings the United States and Russia to the brink of nuclear war. It is a race against the clock, with Russian missiles activated and programmed for American cities.

©2008 Don Brown (P)2009 Zondervan

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    Tom Moore, OK, United States 07-10-12
    Tom Moore, OK, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Cat and Mouse"
    If you could sum up Black Sea Affair in three words, what would they be?

    Life as a submariner involved in a cat and mouse chase where sometimes your the Cat and other times your the Mouse against a global threat.


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    Bookfan43 Boiling Springs, Pa United States 07-09-12
    Bookfan43 Boiling Springs, Pa United States 07-09-12
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    "Why use a Brit for a narrator ?"
    What made the experience of listening to Black Sea Affair the most enjoyable?

    The story started out very slow, but it did build up. But what annoyed me in the extreme was using a British narrator for what was suppose to be an American Naval drama. James Adams barely tried to use an American accent and he used all the British pronunciations for words like schedule. It detracted from the whole book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Don Brown before, how does this one compare?

    I liked his other books better.


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Adams’s performances?

    Only if the story was set in Britain


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    1BookJ Hokksund, Norway 10-01-12
    1BookJ Hokksund, Norway 10-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Christian propaganda that makes no sense..."
    Any additional comments?

    If you can look past the the insane amount of christian propaganda and a very real lack of realism, you might find a decent military thriller with Black Sea Affair, but I sure didn't. The book also has a stupid beginning that pissed me off royally...you'll see what I mean if you are brave enough to try this one out.

    The christian angle isn't all bad of course, but it adds to the lack of realism. I sure hope that government leaders and military commanders in the civilized world doesn't base all their decisions on faith alone...

    Besides...one whole book about the navy and Russians without one curse word??? Did I mention a lack of realism!?!

    I'm sure this book appeals to someone out there, but for me this is the most irritating book I have listened to in a loooong while...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    matt stokes Apex, NC, US 09-05-12
    matt stokes Apex, NC, US 09-05-12 Member Since 2015

    Retired US Navy Submariner. Served in 2 Diesel boats, 2 fast attacks and 2 SSBNs Retired as Master Chief. Worked in civilian Nuclear power plants as a second career.

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    "what a disappointment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    As a 20 year submariner, this really was a bummer. someone with no knowledge of subs might enjoy it


    Would you ever listen to anything by Don Brown again?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    just wrong accent


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Black Sea Affair?

    all scenes aboard the Sub. The writer knows nothing about subs. We don't use the term :Torp:. No C.O would ever refer to the Chief of the Boat as "Mister". Everything aboutv the sub was wrong.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Outside1 So. Calif. USA 07-18-12
    Outside1 So. Calif. USA 07-18-12

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    "So poorly thought out, illogical, and just dumb."
    Would you try another book from Don Brown and/or James Adams?

    Never


    Has Black Sea Affair turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Absolutely


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Black Sea Affair?

    I would cut the entire book.


    Any additional comments?

    Poorly written Christian zealtory, in the form of an adventure story.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BarbJ1947 Rock Hill, SC United States 12-19-14
    BarbJ1947 Rock Hill, SC United States 12-19-14 Member Since 2015

    quilter

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    "Find a new narrator!"

    Why would anyone choose a reader with a British accent to read a story about a US Navy submarine?????? Couldn't concentrate on the story because of the poor narration.

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    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 07-23-12
    Sue HOUSTON, TX, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Submarine challenge"
    Would you try another book from Don Brown and/or James Adams?

    Yes for both


    If you’ve listened to books by Don Brown before, how does this one compare?

    Cannot answer


    Have you listened to any of James Adams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Cannot answer


    Was Black Sea Affair worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    It was a nice afternoon entertainment on our way to another state.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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