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Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Tom Clancy's Op-Center #1 | [Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin]

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Tom Clancy's Op-Center #1

A terrorist bomb explodes during a South Korean celebration of the anniversary of the election of its first president. Alarms are raised in Washington. No one is claiming responsibility. The first suspect is North Korea. Could it be making a power play against South Korea and unification? If so, how will the U.S. respond? Paul Hood, Director of the Op-Center, must answer these questions. The Op-Center, a largely autonomous new agency which takes on the government's toughest security problems, is only six months old, and has never been given a foreign crisis until now.
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Publisher's Summary

A terrorist bomb explodes during a South Korean celebration of the anniversary of the election of its first president.

Alarms are raised in Washington. No one is claiming responsibility.

The first suspect is North Korea. Could it be making a power play against South Korea and unification? If so, how will the U.S. respond? Paul Hood, Director of the Op-Center, must answer these questions. The Op-Center, a largely autonomous new agency which takes on the government's toughest security problems, is only six months old, and has never been given a foreign crisis until now.

Hood's team, which includes a general, a former ambassador, a psychologist, and a computer specialist, tries to find the solution, only to discover a factor that could change the new world order.

From the Compact Disc edition.

©1995 Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Aaron Kynaston Provo, UT United States 08-18-11
    Aaron Kynaston Provo, UT United States 08-18-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "Excellent listen"

    This was my first Tom Clancy book I've listened to, and loved it. It was difficult at times to try and remember the pile of cast members, and the jumping around style took me a while to get used to, but after a while, the style seemed tight and clear. The reader, Michael Kramer is incredible . .either he's incredible, or they actually used 5 or so different people doing the voices.

    The story was full of the action I heard Tom Clancy was so well known for, and I felt like the story balanced and pulled together each of the story lines together nicely.

    It's 4 stars only because I had to concentrate while listening, and had to backup all the time and re-listen to sections :-)

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    James FLOWER MOUND, TX, United States 02-13-12
    James FLOWER MOUND, TX, United States 02-13-12
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    "Clancy and Op-center was intense."
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Michael Kramer?

    Yes, I am a fan of the all thrillers.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Donald's heroic actions to prevent the outbreak of a new Korean war.


    Did Michael Kramer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


    Could you see Tom Clancy's Op-Center being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Tom Cruise maybe, H Ford as Donald.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 07-22-15
    Kevin 07-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a big fan of the narrator."

    He seemed bored. The story was good though. I will try the next one and see if it goes better.

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    Richard 05-17-15
    Richard 05-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Remarkable read, and great storyline "

    Once again Tom Clancy shows why he is the king of black ops. I for one wish the United States actually had a operations center like this. Michael Kramer did an excellent job bringing me into the story and painting a picture of the surroundings. Highly recommend reading this series of books.

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    no-name 04-16-15
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    "A great 2 nights entertainment!"

    Well narrated.
    Always enjoy Clancy's books.
    Can't wait until I get more of the series to listen to as I rest in bed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terrance Ferguson 01-03-15 Member Since 2014

    I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.

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    "Well written just not gripping for me."
    Where does Tom Clancy's Op-Center rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the middle so far.


    If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

    It is a different author than Rainbow Six but they come from the same house. If Rainbow Six was The Illiad this was The Cat in the Hat. The Cat in the Hat is not a bad book. It just isnt as deep and well done as The Illiad


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    No one really stuck out. Ms. Chong, whom we meet playing piano, was probably the most interesting via Kim's opinions that he expresses about her.


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

    The knight hawk scene. Written really well. I am a very technical person the clean violent act mixed perfectly with the information given about the aircraft made a very short sweet read. mind blowing really.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good book but most of the characters felt very plain/not fleshed/ Typical. I never found myself wondering what anyone was up to because i didnt care about them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    no 06-17-14
    no 06-17-14

    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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    "Great Concept"
    If you could sum up Tom Clancy's Op-Center in three words, what would they be?

    Murder, Sabotage, Korea


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The North Korean Spy who was forced to spy for her country, then ended up preventing a war.


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    Michael Kramer did a great job with the characters in this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Eau Claire, WI, USA 09-05-13
    Ben Eau Claire, WI, USA 09-05-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Good Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Tom Clancy's Op-Center the most enjoyable?

    Thrilling military (special forces) story.


    Any additional comments?

    Back in the day, I actually read a few of these books--holding the printed page. I found them enjoyable so I thought I would give it a try again. If you like Tom Clancy's work, you will likely enjoy this book. It is important to note that Op Center books are not as detailed (complex story lines) as Tom's full novels. That said, the more complex story lines can be a bit to keep track of unless you are staying steadily with the book.

    I would recommend this book and will buy others.

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    Kevin Weare, NH, United States 08-02-13
    Kevin Weare, NH, United States 08-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Kramer reads it like a 1930s detective radio show"
    What did you like best about Tom Clancy's Op-Center? What did you like least?

    I liked the book, but I don't like the way Kramer reads. Shame.... I'd like to listen to the rest of the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was constructed well, and handles a number of converging threads well.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His phrasing make the book sound like a cheap 1930's detective radio show vs a Tom Clancy novel.


    Could you see Tom Clancy's Op-Center being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Raanana, Israel 01-30-13
    Terry Raanana, Israel 01-30-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyed it very much"
    Would you listen to Tom Clancy's Op-Center again? Why?

    No. but I'm continuing with the next book.


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

    Yes. I was surprised more than once.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Kramer?

    Yes. Already did.


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

    Yes I would. Why not.


    Any additional comments?

    Nop.

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    "Annoying narration"
    What would have made Tom Clancy's Op-Center better?

    A different narrator.


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    The narrators voice.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kramer?

    Anyone who doesn't 'ask a question' in the middle of and at the end of most sentences. Infuriating vocal habit.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Can't say, couldn't bear to listen to more than 45 minutes.


    Any additional comments?

    Only stuck it out for the first 45 minutes, before the narrators irritating voice sent me screaming for the off switch!

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  • dan
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    "Amazing"

    A great book well read and a great start to the series great job already to read the next one

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  • Graham
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    1/25/13
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    "Huge fan of the books, now a fan of Michael Kramer"

    I have read all of Tom Clancy's book and I have to say I really like the style of Michael Kramer. Good tone of voice, easy to listen to but knows how to to drama when the moment needs it.



    As for thebook, not Clancy's best but Op Center does become a very good series if you like style and are taking a break from all things Jack Ryan. This book sets up characters that you will like, loath and follow over the next few books.

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