New York Times best-selling author and former Delta Force commander Dalton Fury (Black Site and Kill Bin Laden) is back with an explosive new thriller.
Former disgraced Delta Force commander Kolt "Racer" Raynor has earned his way back into The Unit after redeeming himself during an explosive operation at a black site in Pakistan. But he is about to face his deadliest challenge yet. The most wanted man in the world, American al Qaeda commander Daoud al Amriki, and his handpicked team of terrorist operatives, have acquired stores of Russian-built, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (SAM's) from ex-Libyan spies in Cairo. Their mission: infiltrate the United States and take down American aircraft. The country's best are tasked with stopping them. But when a SEAL Team Six mission to take down al Amriki goes wrong, Major Raynor and his Delta Force team find themselves front and center as Amriki and his terrorists work their way closer to America. And time is running out.
Dramatic and revealing, Tier One Wild takes listeners on an international thrill ride from the black ops nerve center of JSOC to the bloody streets of Cairo in a story only a former Delta Force commander could tell.
©2012 Dalton Fury (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
I was devastated with the loss of Vince Flynn. He was a patriot and his Mitch Rapp series was just fantastic. So many times I found myself sitting in the driveway listening for just a few more minutes before turning off my ipod. However, with Vince, so went Mitch.
I like the Scot Harvath books and especially the Dewey Andreas series (these rock) but Dalton Fury has really nailed it with his Delta Force books.
Again I find myself sitting in my driveway listening for a few more minutes before going into the house. I've finished both books in the series in record time. I just couldn't stop listening. In fact, I'll probably listen again, just as I did with each of the Mitch Rapp books.
If you're a Mitch Rapp fan and looking for a comparable character and story, this is it. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
The narration is fantastic as well. He does a great job capturing the essence of every single character, helping the characters and the story come alive.
List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen
Let's not get ahead of ourselves people. That said - This was a perfect follow up... I enjoyed getting to know Kolt in Black site - But this may have been the better overall book. I won't go ino much detail. If you haven't read the first - then this is a perfect one-two combination. If you like these - Do yourself a favor and get Sniper Elite one way trip.
This is a great follow up to Black Site, the first Delta Force series book. Lots of action with a cool insight into the world of Delta Force. Ari Fliakos does a fantastic job of bringing the book to life! My only complaint, and the reason the story gets 4 Stars instead of 5, is that it seems to end very quickly with many coincidences and lots of just plain luck. But what do I know, maybe that's the way it works in the real world. Although it's not mandatory, I'd suggest reading Black Site first to get the most out of this story. I truly enjoyed the writing, thoroughly enjoyed the narration and I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!
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Tier One Wild ranks high in the books I've listened to of this genre. I would never have purchased a war novel in paperback. I'm glad that I gave one of them a try on audible because I've found them to be some of my favorite listens. I've learned facts about US history, some good and some not so good. I've been exposed to many different cultures worldwide. From the time our nation was born up to the present time there has always been watchful eyes on the world. Understanding how politics plays such a huge part in all of the conflicts has been made abundantly clear. A lot of the novels of this type that I've read are written as series, which I do enjoy. I have learned how the US does have to struggle to maintain democracy. I am still unable to wrap my mind around the fact that the US continues to provide support for those nations that detest us. My only conclusion is that the US, from its inception, has always helped those in need, with the full realization of what the consequences could be. The poor of our nation remain living in deplorable housing, there is never enough food to fill the mouths of our starving, those who are sick cannot receive the best of care from the medical community, the war tactics that we have taught to our enemies, when they were thought to be our allies, has come back to haunt is in the deadliest of ways. The weapons these countries use against us were supplied to other nations by the US who, now sell them for the highest price to those who want to destroy us. Although, a lot of what I've learned makes me angrier than I want to be, I do stand tall and salute the men and women of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA who keep us safe and thank them everyday. I am proud to be an AMERICAN.
One of the most memorable moments of Tier One Wild was when Raynor and TJ set out to hunt down and eliminate David Doyle, who as a traitor of the US. and a member of the Islamic Gahaid (sic). He had 4 SAMS, surface to air missles, of the 60 he had purchased illegally from a Libyan. He had already blown a US airliner out of the sky, with 247 passengers aboard. The other two men had missed their targets with 2 of them. The traitor had only had one left, his eyes bored into his target with hate, from the soil of his birth, the USA.
I liked Ari Fliakos's performance because his characterizations of all of the characters made for a great listen. He was able to change the timbre of any character's voice to express happiness, anger, hate, fear and so on. I was never in question of what the characters were feeling or who the character was.
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This is the second book in the series and I'll keep my eye out for the next one. The book was an easy listen that went all too fast. While other books may drag, the action and suspense of Tier One Wile, keeps you riveted to your seat. It is a real page turner. When you purchase this book you will be glad that you did.
Dalton Fury is such a great story teller. He is able to convey what is going on and keep it simple enough so people (me) can understand the different aspects of military operations...and make it an excellent story.
Ari Fliakos is such a great narrator. I really hope he does more work. Narrators can make or break a book and he definitely made this book even better...if that's possible!
You can always tell a great narrator when you don't think about the way they are making the opposite sex sound when they are reading that part....he is one of them.
My hearing will surely go out early in life due to all the audiobooks I listen to!
The first one was amazing, just as this one was. Picks up RIGHT where BLACK SITE left off and were once again with "Racer" on a world wide hunt.
Daoud al Amriki has gained access to 60 SAM's (surface to air missles:Russian IGLA-S systems to be precise) that have been stolen, sold and smuggled to end up being the hopeful cause for and american infrastructure terrorist attack.
Dalton Fury never ceases to amaze in the second of the delta force novels giving a brief-and very detailed-summary of people, weapons, places, organizations and many others throughout the novel
With action and suspence happening almost every chapter and Ari Fliakos in your earbuds, your in for one wild ride as Kolt Raynor is in a life and death race to catch up with the infamous David to foil his plans and save not only the "POTUS" but also America.
This book, while not as good as the first book was a great listen. It started out slow, then went into over drive in action. Looking forward to the next one!
Excellent story and characters.
It's nice to have a hero that is like a normal person and not built like Superman (Dewey Andreas, Jack Reacher).
IMHO better than Scot Harvath (I have read the entire series).
Definitely my Mitch Rapp replacement. Looking forward to more from Dalton Fury.
Narration was good and made the characters come alive.
I will start off by saying the action sequence at the start of this novel was the most compelling start I have ever experienced in an audio book. The traffic and bad drivers melted away and I was with the characters on the plane.
Competently written in a straight forward style that focuses on the action rather that flowery dialogue and descriptions.
The narrator is good I would be happy to listen to him again.
Two things let this novel down a tiny bit. Sections in the middle of the book seem to drag on a little. The plot also is a little on the unbelievable side, too many coincidences and too many other ways the situations presented in the book could of been resolved. Except for the main characters everybody else is stupid and incompetent.
If you can allow the author some latitude with the plot this is a gripping and highly recommended audio book.
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