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.
IT WAS CLEAR AND READ WITH PURPOSE. NICE THAT AUDIBLE KEEPS THE POSSITION WHERE LAST YOU LISTENED TO
READ WITH PURPOSE AND EMPATHY
Semi retired computer field engineer.
Yes, I might listen to this again, but my read/listening patterns is to only listen once and move on. Still, this was a awesome book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes action, with a military theme, a strong sense of love for defending principle, true friendship and country. A very patriotic work that is not cheesy. One thing that is important to me in a story is strong character development. This book has that which creates a strong foundation for everything else.
Oh, the ending. There may be tears.
The boat scene.
Same as the title, (which is what they did for the movie).
If this kind of book is your thing, I doubt you will be disappointed.
No but only because I am not a repeat listener
I liked all the caracters evenly
he gave a feeling of life to all the caracters
in the end I felt a deep connection to the story and it did make me break down
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
The pace of the book exceptional --- full of excitement --- very touching ending!!!
Only problem I had with the story --- IT WAS TO SHORT!!
I am amazed at the amount of technical knowledge about the military and equipment used by the military that Clancy comes up with. I have asked some supposed experts that say he knows what he is talking about.
He knows how to weave this knowledge into a believeable story.
No i don't think it is better than a printed version, I like to hold the book in my hands. But, in this case, I listened to this adition while on a 2400 mile drive and it really helped make those long hours on the freeway go by.
Mostly I thought he did a great job. There where times during converstions that his change of voice was a little much.
The characters depicted in this tale were realistic, down to earth people. Solid family men who are extraordinary in skill and brave to the extreme. Men who are willing to give their lives for the sake of their nation. The pace of their exploits continued to increase to a crescendo in the final chapters. Clancy, true to form, presents facts and extrapolates into fiction providing intrigue and believable scenarios. Intelligence gathered during Covert Operations leads the seal team across the globe to prevent a terrorist attack which will dwarf 911. Success mixed with tragedy touches the emotions as the story winds down. I highly recommend this audio book.
Just enough depth of detail.
Yes, Lots of action.
Humorous at times; sad for charactors.
I liked this one a lot.
Because of my profession, I truly enjoyed being able to identify with the way of life depicted in the story.
The sacrifice made by one to save many.
Gunboat reception from the river of the cartel pursuers.
The wife's point of view during the funeral.
I wish the movie incorporated all the intricacies of the book - the public doesn't understand what it is that these heroes do and the price paid.
The quick moving book was well written, performed, and built connections between all of the points on the globe in a smooth and interesting way. The imagery was vivid and clear, opening up possible situations that made sense and colored the way I know look at reports on activities involving SEAL teams.
Enough, but not too much, of the political overhead that shaped and continues to shape Special Operations was given to flavor the reasoning for decisions that were rolled downhill.
Brotherly comradery was clearly evident and the feelings they had for each other drew you into their inner circle, making you feel like you were sitting around the campfire with them.
I look forward to seeing the movie after listening to the book.
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