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Shattered Trident: Blood of War | [Larry Bond]

Shattered Trident: Blood of War

While trailing a Chinese nuclear attack sub, Jerry Mitchell, the captain of USS North Dakota, is shocked to see the Chinese boat torpedo a Vietnamese merchant ship. This blatant act of aggression is the opening gambit in a war that has blindsided the U.S. and quickly embroiled all nations in the western Pacific. These nations, bound together in the newly formed Littoral Alliance, have begun a covert submarine campaign aimed at crippling China’s economy.
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While trailing a Chinese nuclear attack sub, Jerry Mitchell, the captain of USS North Dakota, is shocked to see the Chinese boat torpedo a Vietnamese merchant ship. This blatant act of aggression is the opening gambit in a war that has blindsided the U.S. and quickly embroiled all nations in the western Pacific. These nations, bound together in the newly formed Littoral Alliance, have begun a covert submarine campaign aimed at crippling China’s economy before China can set in motion its own plot to dominate the region. In a desperate attempt to buy the president enough time to resolve the crisis diplomatically, Mitchell’s submarine squadron is ordered to interfere with attacks by both sides. China and the Littoral Alliance are both determined to win, no matter the cost, and as each side increases the level of violence, they approach a dangerous tipping point. In a race against time, the submarines of Mitchell’s squadron must execute their mission before the world witnesses an economic catastrophe—or worse, a nuclear exchange.

©2013 Larry Bond and Chris Carlson (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 08-14-13
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2009
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    "May want to cancel your trip to Japan."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shattered Trident to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity, and real world geo political concepts, "torn from today's headlines" make this a strong listen. I was drawn in immediately. How one book can influence what becomes a global conflict seems to be abit of a stretch, and yet it has happened in the RW repeatedly, and with highly impactful results.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    The interaction of these characters, and the precision with which Dick Hill brings them to life, is compelling. Hill really allows the drama and tension of the moments to shine.


    Who was the most memorable character of Shattered Trident and why?

    The US navy officers, and the President, are well crafted characters, but the real depth is the Navy Commodore. Complex on one hand, and almost facile on another.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fine effort, with a resolution that is at once rather surprising, and yet genuine. I was grabbed and stayed with all the characters and storyline right from the get go.

    As noted by some other reviewers, even though this is a Sub Story, the dialogue doesn't get too off track , and on balance this reads well for anyone who likes thrillers. You will enjoy this one!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Littleton, MA, United States 12-04-13
    Brad Littleton, MA, United States 12-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent Military Techno-Thriller and Topical"

    Larry Bond has an excellent command of the technology of naval, undersea and rocket/missile warfare. This book is similar to a Tom Clancy novel at Tom's best, loaded with military detail. The premise is that China has chosen to assert control over a wide swath of the South China Sea (sound familiar)?

    This is a fairly long book (over 19 hours of listening), so the plot and the characters are fully developed. Of course, this type of book has to create some heroes, both political and military. And it has to create some weaklings also. So while the war in the Pacific explodes with realistic military fury; you have characters that are a little too cute. Think of it as "The Hardy Boys Do World War III."

    I found this book vastly entertaining, informative and spot on when the military, weapon, tactics and strategies unreeled. The political picture in the three belligerents was somewhat muddled...just like real life!

    The narration was very good considering the vast amount of characters and voices needed. I rate this a fully excellent modern military novel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. Denton Tulsa, OK USA 12-11-14
    R. Denton Tulsa, OK USA 12-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not one of Bond's best. Enjoyable, but predictable"
    Would you try another book from Larry Bond and/or Dick Hill?

    Sure. Bond has some very good ones and some that don't work or are too much like a comic book.


    Would you recommend Shattered Trident to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. There is very little "action" or even drama. Way, way too much dialogue by people "offscreen" that are very two-dimensional. Mitchell seems to have acquired supers powers now or something.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator really needs to listen to people who speak Asian languages as their mother tongue. He made them all sound the same whether they were Chinese, Japanese or Indian. Much of the time his "Asian English" sounded like Peter Lorre - not as Mr. Moto, but as Joel Cairo (Maltese Falcon). Got to the point that I dreaded any more dialog from the various Asian government people becuase of his voice.


    Was Shattered Trident worth the listening time?

    Not really. IT was much too predictable, with very little real drama or action.


    Any additional comments?

    Larry Bond has written some good books, but seems to need a better editor or yet a different writing partner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Miller 08-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Like listening to Capt. Kirk for 16 hours"
    Would you try another book from Larry Bond and/or Dick Hill?

    Dick Hill ruined another Larry Bond book. The narration is so bad, I don't even know if the story was good or bad.


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

    I'm not sure if Larry Bond has gotten lazy and campy in his writing, or if it's just the breathy delivery of Dick Hill. The dialogue ... people just don't talk the way the dialogue in this books comes across. I blame the narrator, because Larry Bond has written some solid stories.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Dick Hill has ruined the last two Larry Bond books I've listened to. If he narrates the next one, I'll skip it. Gimme Bronson Pinchot over an out of breath Dick Hill anyday.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yeah, probably. But these modern war stories don't translate well to film.


    Any additional comments?

    Please permanently remove Dick HIll from the approved list of narrators.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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