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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 Member Since 2008
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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 11 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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    Pint-sized Bookworm Hervey Bay 06-17-14
    Pint-sized Bookworm Hervey Bay 06-17-14 Member Since 2013

    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


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    Terry Raanana, Israel 01-30-13
    Terry Raanana, Israel 01-30-13 Member Since 2009
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Derek mesa, AZ, United States 04-30-12
    Derek mesa, AZ, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Slower start but great ending"

    Loved reading this book. I like how the plot twisted at the end. Great quick read

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    Araceli United States 10-12-12
    Araceli United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2011

    Just tell me a story.

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

    I was not at all hooked. Expected not to be able to put it down and it put me down.


    Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

    Not rue


    What didn’t you like about Michael Kramer’s performance?

    I don't even remember the narrator, the story made me forget.


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  • Graham
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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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