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.
The detail and action was great - had a long drive and this book kept me going until 3:00am
This was a great book. I did not want to stop listening. A great insight to some of America's greatest hero's. Thankfully, we have men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms!
The fire power they can unleash on the enemy.
The prologue was very moving.
I need to see the movie!
I have always been a huge fan of Tom Clancy's books especially the Jack Ryan Series, and as a verteran of the armed forces and having had MANY relatives in the service of our country, this is a very powerful story and can even open the eyes of those hardened veterans. I would have to say that if you are a veteran or even active duty and do not at least well up with emotion toward the end of this book you need to re-read it again you missed something!!! Bravo Tom Clancy!!! Bravo!!!! Cant wait to catch the movie!!!!
A quick listen that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The tatics and technology employed in the story are fascinating and keep you engaged. The storyline is relevant and draws you into the story.
Yes, absolutely! It was a pleasure to read about heroes that are not obsessed with booze, sluts, or obscenities. Heroes that can care about each other, their families, and their country. In my experience, these men and women are a more accurate portrayal of real Special Operations warriors than many found in fiction today. I have recommended this book to more people than any other I have read since A Prisoner of Birth.
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.
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