Nick Woods and your favorite members of S3 (Marcus, Truck, and Red) plunge back into action again. This time he and his team are deployed to Afghanistan, where the Taliban is poised to seize the capital city of Kabul and take over the country for good.
The Taliban is well led by an impressive spiritual warrior, and, making matters worse, America's political leadership is sick of investing men and resources into a war that's now lasted 15 years. Nick and the nearly 50 members of Shield, Safeguard, and Shelter are sent to somehow find a way to avert the looming threat. Unfortunately for them, they'll soon find out that they're fighting more than just the Taliban.
©2015 Stan R. Mitchell (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Really entertaining. I woke up several times over the last few days around 4 AM actually looking forward to listening for a couple of hours before getting up and going to work. I think he has a jack reacher type series here. The lead character is a little younger, a little less sane very smart but sometimes undone by his own emotions. Just a roller coaster ride every time you open one of these books. Fans of reacher, grey man man and victor the assassin swill love these.
It's hard enough to stay alive when the enemy with guns is in front of you, and even harder when there's an enemy behind with political punch. It tells a story of leaders less interested in winning a war than retaining their political positions in comfort back home.
The story does drag a bit in places, especially when they have to hike all over Afghanistan carrying close to 100 pounds of gear and water and ammo. They do make use of what they can find to confiscate, and it's a good thing since there is no backup ready or waiting. There is lots of killing in various ways, some clever and cheer-worthy, some not so. The scenes are very vivid, though, so you can see what is happening.
There's a charismatic religious leader and his more practical lieutenant, but in the end we are left with a question as to why the leader didn't feel his subordinate's argument to delay an attack was justifiable.
There's a new female soldier, and a terrible loss. I guess that has to happen to make the story realistic, but I don't like it, no indeed.
Now Nick Woods is left with even more demons to battle, and yet even he knows that all he is good for is war. And the story ends with Nick wondering who at home is not on his side.
The narration is great. So, a thoroughly good listen. Please click Yes below if my review helped you choose to listen or avoid this book, and since that is where I derive my self-esteem!
Totally into this series. Went back to the first one. First one awesome, 2nd good, this 3rd one is fast paced and excellent. Going for the fourth today so Stan please get another ready.
I thought this book would be okay, but once I got started it seemed fast paced from the beginning. I now have to go back and listen to the second book, because I intentionally skipped it.
Stan R. Mitchell has been very impressive. He is also very open and responds and will have conversations with you via his website. Afghan Storm got your attention right away and held it throughout the book. There is action and very good detail, as you listen or read you can picture the scenes as if you were in a movie. Lookout the Nick Woods series is on a rise. I can't wait to see what he come out with next.
Also Jay Snyder crushes it again. One of the best in the business.
Wow, I got tired just listening to the action.if you like studies in human nature in moments of great stress this book has it all. Hero's , Liars, and pretenders all in the den of war...it's fiction bet we have all known the cast of characters.
Enjoy the story
This book has no arch or red thread it is a series of battles, long, detailed descriptions of guns and ammo... and there is no punchline. I did not get this book:-(
I enjoyed the first 2 in the series, but had a hard time getting into this one. It didn't grab my attention, sadly. Didn't seem like characters were further developed...kinda boring for me.
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