©2007 Myn Pyn, LLC; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
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.
Overall I did enjoy this story. I do agree with one other reviewer that the sound effects almost destroyed the listening experience. The reason I say the writer didn't do his research is that he didn't understand the U.S. Coast Guard and its ice breaking fleet. I spent 22 years in the USCG and my primary duty was on board Ice Breakers. I made 4 trips to the South Pole and 2 to the north.
Now the errors. Yes the Coast Guard is called the white fleet with the exception of Ice Breakers. In 1970 the Coast Guard changed all of its Ice Breakers to red for better observation. To date, they are still red. The WAGB (Ice Breaker fleet) ships are referred to as "Ice Breakers". Never Ice cutters. Coast Guard ships are always referred to as USCGC, or CGC followed by their name. Never USS. That's Navy terminology. Where the research has been excellent in all of the other Covert-One books this stands out as tacky and I think it could have been done better.
Very exciting story but with so much good research being spoiled by some very poor research.
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!
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