Espionage was nothing new to Captain Larry McGraw and the crew of the USS Charlotte, a Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine. But this mission certainly was. Docked onto the hull of his sub was the new, state-of-the-art Advanced SEAL Delivery System, complete with 16 highly trained SEALs. Orders from the White House were simple, yet clear. Penetrate the Bo Hai Bay - a mere 100 miles from Beijing - and linger while the SEALS conduct nighttime missions. Simple, as long as they weren't detected. But if spotted inside the shallow bay, the orders were clear. McGraw couldn't let the Charlotte or the ASDS fall into Chinese hands, even if it meant destroying both.
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I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the narrator.
I was intrigued by the description of this book. A political thriller/naval intelligence.
I am surrounded by a military lifestyle daily so my interest in this book was great.
To be honest, the first several chapters had me wondering if I was going to be able to get through the entire book and then it picked up and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.
Navy Seals and submarines, Chinese freighters and kidnapped Chinese women. My curiosity peaked and I needs to hear more.
It was a great Naval Intelligence story!
I extremely impressed with narrator, he told the story like he was living it himself.
Overall, great book!
This story was easy to get into and stay hooked until the end. There were no lulls in the action which built steadily until the end. The characters were fleshed out and took on a life of their own. Military based stories are not my go to entertainment, but I really enjoyed this one and I'll snatch up the next one in this series as soon as it's released.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
I have mixed feelings about this audiobook. The storyline is interesting and kept me interested, but the dialog was horrendous. I don't know if the author or narrator is to be blamed for this. They made the SEALS sound like buffoons and the Chinese woman couldn't be more stereotypical.
As is true with a lot of stories; great concept, but lacked in execution. This could have easily been a 4 star review, had the dialog been more realistic.
I also don't see where this story can continue after this, it didn't really leave me wanting to know what happened next.
I did receive this book free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review, but I believe I have done.
This audiobook was a very intriguing and gripping story. I have not listened to many submarine thrillers besides Clive Cussler's Numa series or Tom Clancy's Hunt for Red October. I found this author and both narrators very talented. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This story is part of a series and yet a standalone book. I do not like to give away spoilers in my reviews. That said, the ending to me seemed somewhat of a cliffhanger with the loose ties.
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