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.
Took me there
I like to read each book independent of any others.
I loved it
At the picnic scene when the team all knew something was up but were trying to keep family out of the pain of them leaving again.
Didn't think I'd like a war story. This was way more than a war story. The scenes came to life as did the characters.
No, I read a couple of Tom Clancy's early books multiple times (Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising), but I won't read this again.
Hell yeah! The book audio book was a step above the movie and thats hard to admit because the movie is very good.
I enjoyed the entire book but if I had to pick a moment that was my favorite ut is when the Seals are rescuing the captured CIA agent.
Sorry but I can't awnser this....they were all superb!
Well it is a verying moving book that gives you an uncanny look into the lives of the men who put their lives at risk for all us. Some pay the ulimate price..... The ending is very moving and it did stir up some emotions in me.
If you have never read a Tom Clancy book or you don't think it is something you just will not like, trust me this book stands alone.
A fairly weak, melodramatic, and atypical US Flag waving story, but entertaining nonetheless.
The narration was pretty good, but could use some work on the cadence. The voice matched well to the type of story.
listening makes you feel like you are apart of the cast
The bravery of these men who put their liven on the line without question, knowing full well that what they do is a sacrifice for country and family freedom
yes and no.
While fascinating, a lot of description of complicated machinery, technical specifications, and performance optimization was presented in this book. It was made palatable by the narrator. A tiny smattering of the complexities of our national defense and what goes on behind the scenes is unveiled in this book. Truly interesting. I didn't get the sense of knowing and appreciating the characters, but all in all a good read (listen).
Steven Weber, from the old "Wings" sitcom, is a fantastic narrator. I will continue to seek out his narrations.
Technical jargon. He sounds excited and enthused and proud when presenting the type of information that would be hard to follow otherwise. Maybe he could help me understand Chemistry and Algebra - he's that good!!
I wept at the epilogue. I have not done that ever! Story was great, performance was perfect.
It is a great escape and provides the listener with some extremely exciting moments right down to the last detail.
Too much detail
Just knowing that some of this is probably true gave the story validity.
To keep the story realistic, someone has to get injured and/or die but it never happens when you expect or to whom you expect.
Maybe not extreme but it made me think about the liberties I enjoy and why I am able to enjoy them.
For me there was too much detail about navy seals which could have blended into the story
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