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The Delta Solution | [Patrick Robinson]

The Delta Solution

The Delta Solution is an action-packed novel pitting Navy SEAL Mack Bedford against the Somali pirates operating off the southerly reaches of the lawless East African republic on the Indian Ocean. For the past three years, these heavily armed tribal brigands have been capturing and holding for ransom massive cargo ships, and violently demanding millions of dollars for their return. Hero Mack Bedford is deployed to obliterate them in the middle of the Indian Ocean, at all costs, once and for all.
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Publisher's Summary

The Delta Solution is an action-packed novel pitting Navy SEAL Mack Bedford (from Diamondhead and Intercept) against the Somali pirates operating off the southerly reaches of the lawless East African republic on the Indian Ocean. For the past three years, these heavily armed tribal brigands have been capturing and holding for ransom massive cargo ships, and violently demanding millions of dollars for their return. When the "Somali Marines" make a big mistake, seizing at gunpoint two United States ships and demanding a $15 million ransom for their return, hero Mack Bedford is deployed to obliterate them in the middle of the Indian Ocean, at all costs, once and for all.

©2011 Patrick Robinson (P)2001 AudioGO

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    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 07-30-13
    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2012

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "Good story but needs editing, 33% too long"

    Patrick Robinson loves the US Navy seals. I don’t remember one of his books where they are not in some way the star of the novel. In Delta Solution, pirates from Somalia are nabbing boats like fishing in a stocked pond – catch, ransom and release. The US Navy is impotent to do anything about until the Delta Solution headed by Mack Bedford rolls onto the scene.

    The narration is done by Peter Berkot who does an acceptably average job on with inflections and accepts. Here is the rub with this book, it’s at least two ship seizures too long and drags in the middle causing the “enough already” response. At one point, I wound up listening at 2X speed just to get the story moving. I am a strong Robinson fan but he has lost his voice since the Arnold Morgan series which ended badly – the terrorists ultimately getting what they wanted there too. I am going to the read the fourth book, but if he doesn’t turn the corner, I think it's the end of the line for Patrick Robinson.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    William G. Stuart Massachusetts, USA 04-17-14
    William G. Stuart Massachusetts, USA 04-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow,"
    What made the experience of listening to The Delta Solution the most enjoyable?

    This book is excellent. The author really gets into the minds of pirates, their sponsors and their villages. Gives a great understanding of what might motivate these thieves on the high seas. Also, the activities on two continents merge nicely.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't put this book down. I knew from the beginning how it would end at a high level (common with most books), but this one unfolded differently from what I had imagined. This book kept me up @ night listening and accompanied me on several long walks as it kept my attention. Not once did I think that the author was filling a word quota or writing just to amuse himself. Every description and every incident fed into the plot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bertrange, Luxembourg 03-19-14
    Amazon Customer Bertrange, Luxembourg 03-19-14 Member Since 2010
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    "This book is more or less just propaganda."
    What would have made The Delta Solution better?

    It seems to me be a book just praising the US armed forces and especially SEAL's.
    I got the impression after a few minutes that the book was produced as propaganda for the US, and scrapped it.


    What could Patrick Robinson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not write it at all.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

    I only listened a few minutes before giving up.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Delta Solution?

    At least the first chapter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sally Davis , nv United States 01-26-14
    Sally Davis , nv United States 01-26-14 Member Since 2004

    kk7io

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    "Worst seal book I've read"

    I agree with other reviewers in their disappointment with this book. I have read just about every seal book available and am usually riveted. The author seemed to need to tell me how impressed I should be, again and again. There was very little story or action. Lots of unnecessary verbiage and honking of seal horns. Our special forces are so exceptional that you don't need to tell me how exceptional they are. Just tell the story, the awe is in understating their feats. Thanks to our military at every level. You can all spend your credit on most anything, it would be better than this thing. 3 stars because of the tiny insight into piracy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Derek LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 01-05-12
    Derek LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 01-05-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Not His Best . . But enjoyable"

    Dwells overlong on the training and the invincibility of super humans. We all know by now the training process .

    Mac Bedford's time has come . . . need a fresh character and plot

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stan Palisade, CO, United States 11-08-11
    Stan Palisade, CO, United States 11-08-11
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    "Interesting pirate insight"

    Great book if you're interested in the Pirate problems of this century. I recommend it for sure, but have the following complaints...
    1. The book leads up to the last chapter, then ends very abruptly. Unlike other Robinson books, the military heroes in this book don't get much print in actual operations.
    2. The narration wasn't bad, but the effort at making the military men sound "tough" diminished their characters to knuckle dragger types, rather than the superior men that they really are.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ, United States 08-16-11
    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ, United States 08-16-11
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    "Couldn't End Soon Enough"

    Extremely boring, expected a book about Navy Seals to be action packed, from beginning to end. No such luck, took me at least 6 weeks to finish the book. Just didn't want to pick it up & be bored to death.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    tim novi, MI, United States 06-23-11
    tim novi, MI, United States 06-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "boring"

    The idea was good. Could have been great. Way, way too wordy with irrelevant fluff. Very little action in this action thriller. p.s. please leave your political views out of it. When I read I'm looking to relax and enjoy a good book, that's all. I've read all of your books. Hurry up and get back to the Nimitz Class glory days. Less words and political views, and more action.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    William Beloit, WI, United States 06-15-11
    William Beloit, WI, United States 06-15-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Pulp Fiction"

    Every Seal a Superman. A plot that never would have left the Pentagon or White House.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Little Rock, AR, United States 09-10-12
    Susan Little Rock, AR, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A Great Look Inside Military Operations"

    Patrick Robinson does an excellent job of taking us behind the scenes and into the workings of a special ops mission. Although fiction, there's enough fact to keep the story believable. Fast-paced action that has you riveted. Hooyah for the Navy SEALs!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • G. Myers
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    "If you like a nice bit of cheese"

    Patrick has always gone almost homoerotic when describing his seal characters, in the same way he always goes simpering schoolboy slave like when describing his conservative American women characters.

    But in the past I have overlooked his faults in the cause of a good plot and a decent tale and I have either listened or read them all.

    However this latest shabby offering is so cheesy all that is required to make it complete is a glass of port and some biscuits. The books failings are made even worse by the “American blockbuster” style delivery by the narrator.

    Towards the end of the story it was so appalling I just got angry It gives a wholly inaccurate portrayal of the manner in which what we are supposed to believe are professional special forces people senior admirals and a retired admiral conduct themselves, the language they are likely to use and the manner in which they use it! Is a complete joke.

    This is quite simply the single worst audio book I have ever listened to and the last Patrick Robinson I shall waste any of my money or credits upon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • don
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    "very poor"

    I have read Patrick Robinson books from the start and enjoyed them all ,but I think he must had an off-day when he wrote this . I have listened to nearly half of this and just got so fed up with it I would welcome being boarding with pirates. I have consigned this to the big mistake bin .

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