The mission began in 1989 Afghanistan, when a Russian platoon battled Afghan warriors—and raced to bury forever a devastating secret worth the greatest sacrifice. It could end apocalyptically, in the present, if a sinister evil escapes its sealed tomb…into the hands of one of the same men who fought to bury it.
Intel suggests that’s exactly what's happening: A Ukrainian veteran of the ’89 Soviet-Afghan conflict, battle-scarred and cold-blooded, is now a wealthy businessman—with a sideline selling deadly hardware to the highest bidders. He’s getting ready to make his biggest deal yet with a radical Iranian commander hell-bent on possessing the ultimate doomsday weapon. Only the battle-tested skills, state-of-the-art tech, and no-rules-but-their-own attitude of covert vigilante strike force PRIMAL can keep bloodthirsty madmen from unleashing hell on earth.
PRIMAL deals unconditional justice—with cold steel—to a world in dire need of heroes.
©2013 Jack Silkstone (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I was a little apprehensive about purchasing this book due to the low price but after reading the stellar reviews on "goodreads" and "amazon" I picked it up immediately and I'm glad I did. Quick review: nonstop action, colorful characters and a great story arc make this a five star listen in my book(pun intended). Dick Hill, as always, did an amazing job bringing the characters to life. This is book two but it can easily be read as a "stand-alone" novel without feeling lost. The cover art pretty much says it all- this is what I would describe as a "man" book but I'm sure women with good taste will enjoy this story too. So If "high-octane", "high body count" thrillers are your "thing" give it a listen, you'll probably like it. It's a great listen for a great price!
I thought it was a fun book that explored the concept of global conflict without a typical egocentric government bias.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
I normally love Dick Hill, he is one of my favorites, but in this book his narration was slow and choppy. I'm not positive, but he may have had a difficult time with certain accents, as he definitely talks slower than normal with certain characters. Either way, I felt that his overall narration was needlessly slow and lacking the level of emotion I expect from this caliber of narrator.
Any additional comments?
Although the book was well written, I would have liked to see more character death and more twists and turns. Its extremely easy to see in advance where the story will end up, but it is still a fun listen.
The narrators' accents were gratingly poor. The character 'Ice', a giant of a man, over 6'5" has this reedy unpleasant voice. 'Bishops' so called Australian accent was atrocious and I am not even Australian! Besides, he often sounded just like Ice. The narrator totally killed the book for me and i cant face any sequels if the narrator is the same, which is a pity as the concept of the story is interesting and action packed.
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