superior to the first story in delivery and action
One of the Delta Force soldiers has gone rogue and is threatening the stability of not just the Middle East, but possibly the whole world. The super ..Show More »soldiers of Delta Force, or D-Boys, are getting slaughtered in a pre-planned offense that goes horribly wrong. The generals and government officials want everyone to stay out until there is more credible intel, but by then it will be too late. Eric Reinhardt and his men risks life and career to do the right thing in a blaze of bullets and explosions.
Counter-assault is all action, super-soldiers and impossible odds. But that is just how the D-Boys like it. If you are a military novel enthusiast, this will be right up your alley. There are lots of acronyms and weapons descriptions, military banter and enough testosterone to fill a fuel tanker.
It’s a fun listen, enough character development and back story to give the listener enough to make the action plausible. There are also brief dialogue interludes where the listener gets some philosophical lessons about the necessity of a strong military and the wrong headedness of Islamic dogma, while stressing that human beings all want the same things. The book doesn’t quite whack us over the head with it, but it creates a clear good vs. evil scenario.
The story is performed by Kevin Arthur Harper. His voice is pleasant enough, but drags the narrative somewhat. His characters are occasionally difficult to differentiate, confusing the listener a little at times. He is at his best when the action goes hot and all is forgiven. A good performance overall.
Counter-assault is book two in the D-Boys series but could be listened to independently. The main characters are still here, but the focus is completely different. The plots only slightly relate. It is superior to the first story in delivery and action as well. If you enjoyed book one, do not hesitate to pick this up.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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