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Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor Audiobook

Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

Act of Valor takes audiences 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Corey 08-13-12
    Corey 08-13-12
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    "A glance into the life."
    If you could sum up Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor in three words, what would they be?

    Brotherhood, brotherhood, brotherhood


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor?

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    Falling on the grenade, knowing full well what he was giving up.


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    Dan 08-08-12
    Dan 08-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    What made the experience of listening to Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor the most enjoyable?

    Even though it is fiction, it brings a perspective into the lives of those whom we take for granted every day.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It wasn't a nail biter, but I enjoyed listening when I could.


    Any additional comments?

    I found the dialogue to be a little campy. The action was good, the storyline was solid, but the characters were a little weak. Even heroes aren't perfect, and the main characters were presented as saints.

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    John San Antonio, TX, USA 07-31-12
    John San Antonio, TX, USA 07-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    What a tremendous story and overall experience. My only nit to pick is with Steven Weber. If you are going to narrate a book about the military, you'd better get the vernacular and the pronunciation correct, particularly Navy terminology. The ship "Bonhomme Richard" is pronounced like the French -- "bon hom ree-chard", not "bon hom rich-urd", as it would be pronounced in English. A navy hospital corpsman is the equivalent of an army medic, but the rating is pronounced "core-man", not "corpse-man" or "cores-man" as Weber does. The "s" is silent for cryin' out loud! Similarly, Boatswain's Mate is pronounced "bo-sunz mate", the edge of a boat is the gunwale, pronounced "gun-ul", and most, but not all, military acronyms have a spoken form, not just voicing the individual letters. When Weber reads a passage describing a piece of hardware designation, say MK-15, he pronounces it "em kay fifteen". Arggh! MK is military shorthand for "mark", so MK-15 is always pronounced "mark fifteen". The list goes on and on. At times, Weber just seems to stumble slowly through many of the book's more technical passages, indicating his unfamiliarity with the subject matter.

    The book would have been better and five stars all around if Weber had done his homework and learned the lingo used so abundantly by Clancy in all his books. Loved the story, author Galdorisi is a Navy classmate of mine, and I've known a handful of SEALS. This book does them proud. You'd think Brilliance Audio would employ the equivalent of a verbal transcript editor to catch things like this and have them re-recorded, but then that would only work if the editor themselves had a military and/or specifically a Navy background.

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    Pete Harrell 07-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Almost all 5 stars"

    What a tremendous story and overall experience. My only nit to pick is with Steven Weber. If you are going to narrate a book about the military, you'd better get the vernacular and the pronunciation correct, particularly Navy terminology. The ship "Bonhomme Richard" is pronounced like the French -- "bon hom ree-chard", not "bon hom rich-urd", as it would be pronounced in English. A navy hospital corpsman is the equivalent of an army medic, but the rating is pronounced "core-man", not "corpse-man" or "cores-man" as Weber does. The "s" is silent for cryin' out loud! Similarly, Boatswain's Mate is pronounced "bo-sunz mate", the edge of a boat is the gunwale, pronounced "gun-ul", and most, but not all, military acronyms have a spoken form, not just voicing the individual letters. When Weber reads a passage describing a piece of hardware designation, say MK-15, he pronounces it "em kay fifteen". Arggh! MK is military shorthand for "mark", so MK-15 is always pronounced "mark fifteen". The list goes on and on. At times, Weber just seems to stumble slowly through many of the book's more technical passages, indicating his unfamiliarity with the subject matter.

    The book would have been better and five stars all around if Weber had done his homework and learned the lingo used so abundantly by Clancy in all his books. Loved the story, author Galdorisi is a Navy classmate of mine, and I've known a handful of SEALS. This book does them proud. You'd think Brilliance Audio would employ the equivalent of a verbal transcript editor to catch things like this and have them re-recorded, but then that would only work if the editor themselves had a military and/or specifically a Navy background.

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    Hollis TUMWATER, WA, United States 07-30-12
    Hollis TUMWATER, WA, United States 07-30-12
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    What did you love best about Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor?

    The story was very entertaining.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was good.


    What does Steven Weber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I would have enjoyed reading the book as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes.


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    Robert Woodstock, CT, United States 07-30-12
    Robert Woodstock, CT, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Action Packed, Great Listen, Classic Tom Clancy !!"
    Where does Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Clancy's treatment of this current "Band of Brothers" is not only action packed but also sheds some light on the Seals' families and what they face as these warriors deploy sometimes at a minutes notice. One the best stories of the recent treatments about our Special Forces and Seals .


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor?

    The opening mission which appears to be "routine" all of sudden goes terribly wrong. The Seal Team's escape run to their extraction point is as action packed a chase I've ever read.


    What does Steven Weber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked his voice changes for each character, it added to their personality !


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I will admit that as a guy this books reality ending had me shedding a few tears.


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    JEFF seattle, WA, United States 07-26-12
    JEFF seattle, WA, United States 07-26-12
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    "wow"
    What made the experience of listening to Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor the most enjoyable?

    tom did there is a minimum number of words? i did not know that


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ren and stimpy


    What about Steven Weber’s performance did you like?

    nice voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    nope

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    anthony SPRING, TX, United States 07-18-12
    anthony SPRING, TX, United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2012

    An Audio Book Junkie...

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    "Great novel....good dedication to the seals.."
    Where does Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Through the majority of the novel it is pretty tame.. its the last few minutes.. that is emotionally... well it will bring a tear to any service member who has served. In the grand scheme of things it was a good book, not the best.. but a great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The emotion at the end...


    Have you listened to any of Steven Weber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time listening to him.. he has a spec war type voice.. it was good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sort of.. I enjoyed the movie (watched it first) the listened.. it goes into more depth, but a one sitter... not really


    Any additional comments?

    Good book go SEALs!

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    C. Russell Roswell, GA 07-14-12
    C. Russell Roswell, GA 07-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good adventure story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor to be better than the print version?

    More fun; like a semi-movie except in your head


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Realistic but not what I wanted


    Which character – as performed by Steven Weber – was your favorite?

    The second character


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Like being on the mission


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    Jack Brownwood, Texas, United States 07-09-12
    Jack Brownwood, Texas, United States 07-09-12
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    "Much better than the movie. 5 Star"
    Would you listen to Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor again? Why?

    Probably, because I would want to.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Pretty much did keep me actious to read it all in one setting.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Weber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Several


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several, loss of friends is are to do especially the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Author is doing well with out my Marine Corp training help.

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