©2000 by Patrick Robinson; Cover Illustration ©2000 Danilo Ducek; (P)2000 HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
"An absolutely marvelous thriller writer." (Jack Higgins)
Loved the book. It held my attention from start to finish. I would recommend it to anyone who likes military thrillers.
Not a bad twist. Helped make an otherwise awful story more paletable.
With the right story (British spy novel), yes.
When I once served in submarines movies were the mainstay of entertainment. Often times the movies brought aboard were the leftovers not selected by other deployed boats. But once started you had to suffer through the really awful ones lest you be ridiculed as a "non hacker." Catcalls during these flick ofter heard were "punch my hacker card!" Another favorite was "this is a three fingered gager." I offer this background to explain why I finished this book. I had to get my hacker card punched once again. The most obvious flaw was David McCullum attempting to mould his British accent into Chineese, or that of a cigar smoking American admiral. It didn't work. In fact, it didn't work so badly that it became my quest to suffer through to the end. I like David as an actor and enjoy his skills but he didn't fit this at all. The story itself was OK, not great, not very authentic, but OK....assuming that you can suspend belief easily. Anyway, this is just terrible and I was very disappointed. Still, it has been a long time since I suffered a 3 fingered gager and got my hacker card punched. So, from that standpoint, I'm glad I finished it. To those of you who quit half way through, you are just a bunch on non hackers.
I found the plot confusing, and essentially no character development. I tried to get through it twice, but turned it off both times. Mr. Robinson is not the next Tom Clancy.
This story does not have very much to it. The level of detail and the plausibility is just not very good.
The performance was very good. If it was not for the performance, I would've stopped listening halfway into the book and would not have missed a thing.
USS Seawolf was a great novel you may recognize the performer is ducky from NCIS. the book itself is a bridged my question for audible is why no one Umbridge copies available I seem to be missing key points of information inside the plotline.
the audio is very interesting with lots interesting parts of latest technology in submarine and the conflict between US and China in the deep south China sea
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