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Kenneth J. Thynes
3.0 out of 5 starsNot a bad story line, but filled with “class eliteism”.
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2018
Not a bad story line, but after reading almost every book Patrick Robinson has written, I find him to be ennamored by the british casr system. He obviously believes that “class eliteism” bestows the best character traits in a person, and that anyone born in a “low financial status situation” should not be “allowed” to rise up to the “elite” class. I got very wearyof reading this bigotry in his books.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat adventure filled and very interesting fiction book
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2018
Hunter Killer is a great read for all who enjoy military intrigue, political intrigue and general suspense. The book is of such detail and realism one will think it is not fictional. It is an enjoyable read. I liked it very much a d recommend it to others.
By far one of the best reads I've had, ever. Superbly well written. The complexity of all the government involvements in this espionage, thriller, is hard, through pleasant to follow. The characters became alive as introduced and became like a close friend by the end of their journey. Thank you!
Patrick Robinson is an outstanding story teller, The book keeps you on edge wondering what will happen next. He uses some of the same good guys and some of the old bad guy's, Some of the points he makes are a little off but close enought. I should know because I was in the US Navy for 28 years, 8 Years in the submarine service and most of the rest in under water demolition team and seal team. At 77 years old I do read a lot and Patrick Robinson is at the top of my lest along with W E B Griffin and Tom Clancy. Ya all have a great year.
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2009
Just completed listening to the abridged audiobook of Hunter Killer (by Patrick Robinson). Set in the current world, the plot is, unfortunately, not very believeable. It is a bit hard to get into a story where a Saudi prince secretly cuts a deal with the government of France to overthrow the king in return for exclusive rights to sell their oil on the world market. In the book, the French just say, Sure, let's do it. Add a couple of French subs and poof, you have an overthrow.
Sorry, this ain't no Clancy novel in quality or story. It was short (5 CDs) and interesting when you ignore the main plotline. Not up to Robinson's usual standard for story quality. I'd pass on this one.
2.0 out of 5 stars... I started reading this series I thought they were pretty good. Then as I got further in to ...
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2014
When I started reading this series I thought they were pretty good. Then as I got further in to the series I find that it is always the same or similar story line. Always the same scenarios and very repetitious in each single book. Descriptions abound about the same statistics of the cruise missile, the size of the sub etc. etc. I actually stopped reading Mr. Robinson's books in the middle of "Hunter Killer" and went back to a different author.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2021
If you like a good, fast paced military adventure, look no further than Patrick Robinson. I’ve no idea about the technical accuracy of some of the material, though I’ve equally no reason to doubt it, but that misses the point! These books are a great read any day of the week: good stories, good characters, and plenty of action. Scary thing is, that as tensions between China and Taiwan increase, they’re also topical. Think Dan Brown in the world of submarine warfare and you’re on the right lines. These books are kicking and screaming to be made into films. I’m now on my seventh and still going strong!
Rather different from other Patrick Robinson books as I found myself almost carried away and even becoming sympathetic to the terrorists, in spite of my better judgment. Makes it all the more interesting when Admiral Arnold Morgan, as usual, is called in. At times I was wondering how even he could find an answer to such a conundrum. Builds up the tension very skilfully, once again, in an amazing, but strangely believable scenario.