Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the story combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes listeners deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world.
When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America.
©2012 Dick Couch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I thought this could have been 2 or 3 books...The "missions" didn't tie well together. I loved getting a feel for what these guys o through and do on our behalf as part of our armed forces and am curious to see the movie. I would recommend this to a friend.
I've listened to a ton of Clancy, Coonts, and Cussler. This was a great story. Extremely fast-paced.
Gives a different take on the "Navy SEAL" stereotype. Nice to know SEALs are people too.
Steven Weber is a great reader. Not exactly Scott Brick, but even Scott Brick wasn't always Scott Brick. Weber does a great job moving from character to character and accent to accent.
I'm sure I'll be disappointed when I get around to seeing the movie.
From start to finish - this was an emotional ride. I found myself cheering and crying along with the story. There were periods when I had to pull over - to recover. It touches you heart and mind. To think that we as Americans are protected by such a class of warriors.
Those who hate us - you are on notice! We are peaceful people, until we are pushed to defend what is ours.
to sum this up - FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless the USA. God Bless our Troops!!!
The story was gripping and the reader was able to bring forth the necessary emotions - Fantastic.
He brings a fourth dimension - as in sight - the combination of the story and the narration create s a place - that allowed me to experience the depth and width of the emotions. I was with the Seals when they rode the truck, I was with them when the leader died, highs and lows - triumphs and losses all came together.
All emotions were forthcoming and not easy to control. In the plane I had to literally restrain my emotions - in my car I could express my emotions fully. Had I done that in the plane from LAX to DC - I am sure I would have been arrested. However, I could not stop the tears.
I love this book.
The characters, how these people can make such a drastic change in their live when going in and out of combat. Coming home to the family. Getting in to battle, preparing for battle.
The whole story is memorabl but the stand out moments was close to the ending
LIsten to the book, I am not revealing this epic story
Yes, I wich I could have done that
Just listen the book, if you like a combat story combined with family and friendship.
I was expecting to read a thriller with lots of suspence instead Clancy told a story of how the Seals operate and how their work affects them and their families.
The ending is predictable and evokes emotion.
I enjoy listening to his voice. He makes the story come alive.
No, but then I am not an American.
Even though it was not what I expected, it was still an interesting read.
The Conpleation of the Story !
Diving On The Granade!
I would most definitely listen to this novel again. With military action involved, you just can't catch it all the first time!
Roarke would be my favorite character...strong convictions and loyal to his men.
Weber performed all characters well but he really seemed to get "into" Noland & Roarke.
The book is not a "laughing" type of book but I sure did cry! Anyone who is connected with the military, either past or present, couldn't help having a visceral reaction to this novel!
This novel is not just a "guy" novel. Ladies, give it a try!
Whilst I'm a one time listener only I found this book to be well written and able to keep my interest the whole way through. The narrator did a great job and offered plenty of oral inflection and drama to the story.
Having just read the American Sniper I found this somewhat similar although the former is a true account of Kyle's time as a SEAL. Act of Valor no doubt portrays the type of mission these guys are into all over the world and I found the references to other notable events quite interesting in both books.
I liked the finale as it conjured up a great image of the guys going into battle in garbage trucks! The ensuing scenes were high action, high body count and the intensity of the battle came through in the author's writing.
I found the moments surrounding Rork's death and his partner finding out she had lost her husband particularly moving.
Whilst I was trying to work out the plot while listening to the book's credit I wasn't able to pick exactly what would happen until the final stages...great work.
it was a 5 star
I did love the book
very enjoyable book. Well written and wel read.
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