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The Arctic Event is top notch. I hope the writer will pick up the torch and continue the series. The characters become more alive than in any of the previous Covert One books. The reader does a fine job from beginning to end.
I'm glad that Covert One is still in action (since Robert Ludlum's passing). Keep Jon Smith coming!
This is actually a pretty good story, not nearly as random and unbelievable as most of Ludlem's stuff. The listen experience is very nearly ruined by the ridiculous sound effects added to the recording (gunshots, helicopter rotors, explosions, etc.) These effects make this is a hard book to listen to
This is the author we have been looking for the continuation of this series. This is the best story i have listened to in this series since Ludlum passed away. I too, definately hoped that this author continues to write for the series as this story was excellent and a fantastic read.
An enjoyable adventure with an interesting reader adding to the action. Have read all "real" Ludlum novels and this writer does the series justice. Sit back, put on your hat and gloves and go ARTIC!
When you listen to this type of book, you know the drill. I especially like adventure stories that take place in foreign locations such as the Arctic or the Amazon. This was very interesting and the Ludlum/Cobb style. If you like this genre, this will not disappoint you.
I want thrillers to go fast, and I read slowly. I read Hades Factor (quickly) and the next couple of books in the series too. But I'd rather let a good narrator read me the rest. This book was good. I like going through the whole series and following the main characters as they appear and reappear.
This was gripping from the beginning. Good character development, plausible plot (given the characters), and satisfying ending.
I'm a truck driver. So i listen to a lot of books. I mainly like sifi, but also like drama, spy, and of course vampire books.
Yes. I am currently collecting all of his books. The books are never dull. Action from start to finish.
John Smith. He's the guy everyone wants to be. Manly, good looking, smart, and always gets the girl.
I'm not sure. But Jeff did a great job with the characters.
This could have happened!
Say something about yourself!
Great story for aviation history fans. Being a commercial pilot I personally enjoyed the focus on the Soviet copy of the U.S. WWII B-29 Super Fortress. NATO code named the "bull" the Russian TU-4 was a perfect copy of the B-29. The Tupolev Tu-4 (NATO reporting name: Bull) was a piston-engined Soviet strategic bomber that served the Soviet Air Force from the late 1940s to mid 1960s. It was a reverse-engineered copy of the U.S.-made Boeing B-29 Super Fortress. Eight hundred and forty-seven Tu-4s had been built when production ended in the Soviet Union in 1952, some going to China during the later 1950s. Many experimental variants were built and the valuable experience launched the Soviet strategic bomber program. Tu-4s were withdrawn in the 1960s, being replaced by more advanced aircraft: the Tupolev Tu-16 (starting in 1954) and the Tupolev Tu-95 (starting in 1956). By the beginning of the 1960s, the only Tu-4s still operated by the Soviets were used for transport or airborne laboratory purposes.
Towards the end of World War II, the Soviet Union saw the need for a strategic bombing capability similar to that of the USAAF. The U.S. regularly conducted bombing raids on Japan, virtually in the Soviet Union's backyard, from distant Pacific forward bases using B-29 Superfortresses. Stalin ordered the development of a comparable bomber.
The U.S. declined to supply the Soviet Union with B-29 heavy bombers under Lend Lease. However, on three occasions during 1944, individual B-29s made emergency landings in Soviet territory after bombing raids on Manchukuo and Japan. In accordance with the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact, the Soviets were neutral in the Pacific War and the bombers were therefore interned and kept by the Soviets, despite American demands for their return. Stalin tasked Tupolev with cloning the Superfortress and Soviet industry was to produce 20 copies of the aircraft in just two years. The three B-29s were flown to Moscow and delivered into Tupolev OKB.
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