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Jerry Mitchell, now the commodore of submarine Development Squadron Five, is dismayed when USS Toledo is reported missing in Arctic waters, close to Russian territory. The vessel is captained by his former shipmate and close friend Lenny Berg. Eager to investigate, Jerry convinces the navy to redirect one of his squadron’s boats to find out what happened. 

It turns out Toledo was sunk just outside of Russian territorial waters by a torpedo launched from a naval mine. Even more disturbing is the discovery that Russia is building a deadly weapon. Engineers have modified the STATUS-6, a strategic nuclear propelled, nuclear armed torpedo that is already operational, into a stealthy first strike weapon: Drakon. This new tool would allow the Russians to launch a completely covert nuclear decapitation strike on the USA. 

The new Russian president has plans for Europe and is more than willing to use nuclear blackmail - or an actual attack - to keep the Americans from interfering. To avoid a Russian war in Europe and a nuclear catastrophe at home, Mitchell must find a way to destroy the Drakon launcher before it’s too late.

©2018 Larry Bond (P)2018 Recorded Books

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George Guidall still great

The story is hard to imagine unless you've been emersed in navy talk, but it's an interesting premise given current times. Hollywood endings ho hum.

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Why would you change narrators????

Changing narrators this far into a series really stinks!!! The storyline is great but this narrator is horrible for this book.

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Over all a good rendtion

I enjoyed this book, though I would not call it memorable. I have read a similar book with a similar plot that had a better plot and climax. However, this was NOT a bad purchase. There were sections of the read that held my attention. and other parts that just seemed to not really impact me.
It was an easy listen and I will be keeping it for another read at a later date. Good Luck with your listening pleasure.

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Different narrator...changed entire personalities

After following the characters for several books all of a sudden there is a new/ different narrator. Moving away form dick HILL was a mistake. Larry….why on earth would you change, or agree to another narrator reading Arctic Gambt?
George Guidall is good, but moving away from Dick Hill was, and is a huge mistake. Guidall completely changed the tone, personality, and the visual picture of Jerry, Loyd, and the entire crew. You have to understand the narrator paints a visual picture of your characters. Us listeners expect the same Jerry, the same Loyd, the same president, and other characters.
I am sorry but making this change was /is a big mistake. A real turn off. After one chapter I am retuning the audio book back to Audio.com. What a shame!!!

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Wonderful Novel - Great Suspense & Adventure!

Loved the novel! Please bring on the next one, Larry!! George Guidall once again does a stellar job of story-telling!

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I preferred your old narrator this one no comparison

Go back to your old reader, he was much better.
Was hard to tell one character from another.

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Incredibly Slow & Boring 95% of the Time

1st hour was horribly tedious and boring as it contained just a bunch of conversations with politicians and CNN. Then you get the intolerable political oversight commissions and the idiotic egos that align with such garbage promotional rhetoric. Only real action starts at 1 hour from end of book and it is boring ... and you don't care because you are not attached in anyway to the main characters.

Every chapter has to spend 30 seconds talking about the EXACT time and location along with 3 stupid quotes, and if the quote is from Plato the idiot author has to mention his dates of birth and death (real important!).

The famous Pizza Index (spy tech) was something interesting I never knew about.

If this book was a short story say 3 hours long then it would be good. But the extreme verbosity of this 10.5 hour book was insanely ridiculous. Some high level political conversations lasted 30 min and should of lasted 4 min. Really bad writing.

If you want an amazing submarine book story then get Crash Dive: The Complete Series (Books 1-6) by Craig DiLouie narrated by R.C. Bray. It is one of the best of its kind on all time!

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Good story! Great performance

Very enjoyable submarine story. Good character development, with just enough tech military descriptions to keep it interesting. They should make this into a movie. Guidall’s performance makes the book come alive.

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Four Navy Crosses! What's Next A Star?

Jerry now has a squadron as he continues his raise in command. Along with Jimmy Carter he again heads north for some icy adventures.

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not nearly as good, as the other books in the series. could have been so much better. there was hardly any suspense at the end.

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Another excellent book in the series

Have loved all the Jerry Mitchell books and this is maybe my favourite.

Read by George Guidall, who is an absolutely exceptional narrator with any book.