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 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.
No more Tom Clancy Presents books for me. Reading this book is like going out with somebody that only talks about how super they are. All the time, non-stop. Boring. Weak Plot, Every Cliche line at least 3 times a page.............
It's not a very complex book, but still it packs a lot of action, and a peek to the life of SEAL teams.
It's sort of a grey man book, a fun to read not complex.
someone without actual military experience
the story was mostly fine though the characters were portrayed much differently than all of the special forces people I have known
the character dialog was not believable.
all I can say is I have known many special forces personnel. I certainly don't diminish anything at all about there actual acts of valor, however, the way the story was read and the people were portrayed was simply not in keeping with what I personally have experienced.
yes, it was a good story.
in the fight scenes yes, but the ending was quite predicable.
He avoided the he said she said to the point you really felt that the characters were real
As always, Clancy has written a taut, thrilling read, full of action and believable characters. Steven Weber's performance was wonderful and brought the characters alive. I appreciate the fact that Clancy's books always reflect reality, in that life is rarely tied up in a pretty bow at the end.
I highly recommend Audible's Act of Valor to anyone, who likes Clancy's books and enjoys being read aloud to.
I enjoyed Clancy's much deserved recognition to the SEALs but I felt it was too much wrapping oneself in the flag. It's one thing to be patriotic, which I believe one should be but its another to almost alwasy dismiss the other elite units in the world that are as good as the SEALs! Overall, I enjoyed the story and I tought it was well written. What I liked the least was the fact that I was expecting a Clancy-like story and that was not quite the case.
Good, finally something that comes close to reality!
Yes, each character had its own personality and they were easy to discern from one another
Almost from the first sentence therre was non stop action. Really a mans book if that is what you enjoy. Very little in the way of side stories which so many books do that have very little bearing in the subject matter. Hardily recommended.
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