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  • The War Planners Series, Books 1-3

  • The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific
  • By: Andrew Watts
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

From a secretive jungle-covered island in the Pacific, to the sands of the Middle East. From the smog-filled alleyways of China, to the passageways of a US Navy destroyer. The War Planners series follows different members of the military and intelligence community as they uncover the beginnings of a Chinese invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story!

  • By Mitch Kirkwood on 02-15-18

Ok thriller, with incorrect technical details

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Would you try another book from Andrew Watts and/or Michael Pauley?

No

Would you be willing to try another book from Andrew Watts? Why or why not?

Maybe. I liked the general story. However, I like the author to have accurate descriptions of firearms and technical items. These authors don't adhere to these standards. For instance, in the very beginning, a Beretta 92 fired by itself when dropped (false). Shoulder holsters aren't that popular. Sig Sauer pistols don't have a safety, etc...These lapses made me question other aspects of the book when they were dealing with Aircraft carriers and helicopters.

Do you think The War Planners Series, Books 1-3 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

Would have been much better had the authors used real descriptions of small arms and situations.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Reflexive Fire

  • By: Jack Murphy
  • Narrated by: Don Hoeksema
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

As a freelance assassin, Deckard is no stranger to the shadow world of covert operations, but when he is summoned to Bohemian Grove and hired to train and lead a battalion of Kazakh mercenaries, he soon discovers his employer's real agenda: a doomsday plot decades in the making.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great action, bad narration

  • By CitadelGrad08 on 12-22-16

Great military thriller marred by terrible perform

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-16

What made the experience of listening to Reflexive Fire the most enjoyable?

Mr. Murphy shows extreme attention to detail when it comes to military equipment use and description and military tactics.

What didn’t you like about Don Hoeksema’s performance?

The performer doesn't use punctuation, mispronounces common words and misreads ( I had the kindle version to compare it to). Overall, terrible.

Any additional comments?

It would be great if the audio book could be performed by George Guidall or Scott Brick and re-released.

  • Defector

  • Phantom Air Combat Book 1
  • By: David Gledhill
  • Narrated by: David Gledhill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Colonel Yuri Andrenev, a respected test pilot, is trusted to evaluate the latest Soviet fighter, the Sukhoi Su27 "Flanker", from a secret test facility near Moscow. Surely he is above suspicion. With thoughts of defection in his mind, and flying close to the inner German border, could he be tempted to make a daring escape across the most heavily defended airspace in the world?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great cold war military flight thriller

  • By ANDREW on 11-24-16

Great cold war military flight thriller

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The author is a "been there, done that" pilot, and this shows in his attention to detail in technical issues and flight procedures.

What did you like best about this story?

Technical details about F-4 operations during the cold war.

What didn’t you like about David Gledhill’s performance?

He simply reads the text in monologue without any "livelihood". He should have gotten a professional performer instead. At times, it sounds like the pages are being flipped. Low quality performance.