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Thunder in the Morning Calm Audiobook

Thunder in the Morning Calm: Pacific Rim Series, Book 1

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Lieutenant Commander "Gunner" McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a top-secret memo revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps. As it happens, Gunner's grandfather, who was a young marine officer in the Korean War, disappeared at Chosin Reservoir over 60 years ago and is still listed as MIA in North Korea.

Sworn to silence about what he has read, the top-secret memo eats at him. Gunner decides to spend all his inheritance and break every military regulation in the book to finance his own three-man commando squad on a suicide mission north of the DMZ to search for clues about the fate of his grandfather. Risking his career, his fortune, and his life, Gunner will get his answers, or he will die trying.

Don Brown is building a loyal fan base by writing what he knows best: thrillers with heart. A former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Brown pens action-packed plots and finely-drawn characters that are credible and compelling. Thunder in the Morning Calm is a novel of bravery, duty, and family love that will keep listeners of all ages fascinated straight through to the last second.

©2011 Don Brown (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Paul Warsaw, IN, United States 08-29-12
    Paul Warsaw, IN, United States 08-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another wonderful listen"
    If you could sum up Thunder in the Morning Calm in three words, what would they be?

    thrilling and uplifting


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Tense.


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

    Yes. He is fine. There are some others better.


    Who was the most memorable character of Thunder in the Morning Calm and why?

    Obviously the hero grandson


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the sequel

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hilda ATHENS, GA, USA 06-17-13
    Hilda ATHENS, GA, USA 06-17-13 Member Since 2006
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    "This is an awesome book."
    What did you love best about Thunder in the Morning Calm?

    I am an avid reader but this is honestly one of the best books I have ever read. I highly recommend this to everyone.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 10-22-13
    Mary 10-22-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Chuckles to Tears, this is such a good story."

    Don Brown has my vote for writing this book. It moves quick and holds the readers interest. The characters are well done. The narrator is perfect.for the characters. Well done.

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    Dennis 09-16-13
    Dennis 09-16-13 Listener Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "OK...but...!"

    As a former US Navy personnel for a few years this story had some unconventional situations. For example the ..."the Executive Officer...telling the Admiral not to go up to the bridge, of the carrier, to stay 'below' decks where it's safe" is just ludicrous! There were several other type of "commands" that are unreal to the US Navy jargon that made me wish that author looked for Navy help.

    Giving 30 days leave in a alien situation is preposterous! The Admiral sure have been having an "off" day!!

    The story just could NOT be realistic--- maybe even fare fetched!!!! Maybe the author meant it to be just that ---- UNREALISTIC??

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    Monica Shilay 06-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    patriotic with Christian overtones.wonderful. I wish this could be true that servicemen don't get left behind

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    CBDC Washington, DC USA 05-12-16
    CBDC Washington, DC USA 05-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very moving and powerful"
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    Amazing book - the whole narrative was engaging, but the last hour with the rescue and the revelation that one of the rescued prisoners WAS the grandfather the lead character hoped to find and the Christmas Carols - how beautiful they must have sounded after 60 years of imprisonment - and patriotic songs. VERY powerful. Who cares if it's entirely realistic - it deals with important issues and MIA's int he Asian wars (Korea, Vietnam) great courage. I'm about to order book 2 of the series.

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    J. Hines North Carolina 07-10-15
    J. Hines North Carolina 07-10-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A Capital Military Fiction"

    This is an excellent, exciting, and well-written story with no bad language, rare in this genre, but none tge worse for it (I've always been of the opinion is for those too lazy and uncreative to express themselves eloquently anyways.)

    Narration was good, I know it's hard to to read well out loud. Voices and accents for women, Southerners, and British would have been better had the narrator not tried, as the women sounded too demure and/or tremulous, and the southern accent was trying too hard. I imagined the voice of Jackrabbit as being a low, gruff, old southern accent, not as a slow-witted twang. Korean accecnts however were quite good I thought. All in all though, an exciting and engaging story that would make a great movie

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    George 02-11-14
    George 02-11-14
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    "Action Packed"

    Good read/listen. It's plot is a private snatch of 80 year old Korean War POWs...makes you think. The adventure is non-stop even if the plot is a little far fetched; two white guys in "dear leader's" Korea? I liked DeMille's "Charm School" a little better; it's a similar plot in Russia.

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    Pat 06-10-13
    Pat 06-10-13
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    What was most disappointing about Don Brown’s story?

    The premise of the story is great. The presentation of the story is strictly "America is Best".


    Any additional comments?

    Sad to report that this novel could have been much better had the story line been less Pro American, and been more Pro Humanity.

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    Chiefkent Gulfport, MS USA 03-27-16
    Chiefkent Gulfport, MS USA 03-27-16 Member Since 2006

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    "Narrator Makes the Difference"

    This book requires some major suspension of belief of American POW's being alive 60 years in the harsh conditions of a country like North Korea that can't even feed it's own people.

    The author has a right wing political agenda occasionally beating his readers/listeners over the head while proselytizing a consistent hard-line Southern Baptist take on a Supreme being that would make any mullah proud . Mr. Brown also gets some of the technical details mixed up with the Aegis weapons system. The SM-3 missile noted in the story is designed as an anti ballistic missile - missile, not a surface to air missile.

    The narrator, Dick Hill, is one of the best in the business and makes the best of what is often stunted ideological dialog and sophmoric sound effects. Mr. Hill manages to make what is at best a mediocre book, a better than average escapist techno-thriller.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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