Final Bearing

Narrated by: Lawrence D Palmer
Series: The Hunter Killer Series, Book 1
Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Final Bearing, co-written by Don Keith and Cdr. George Wallace, USN (retired), a former nuclear submarine captain.

Juan de Santiago is not only a billionaire coca grower, he is also a deranged revolutionary; the commander of the most powerful private army in South America. Backed by power-hungry rogue nations who supply him with the latest weaponry, de Santiago devises a plan that will dishearten the American antidrug effort and make him El Jefe once and for all.

A successful soldier in Florida's antidrug war, Tom Kincaid is an expert on Colombia, with connections that lead directly to Juan de Santiago himself. But when US politicians demand a publicity-driven drug bust, they blow the cover of Kincaid's carefully crafted network, leaving most of his informants dead, and get the DEA agent exiled to the relative backwater of Seattle. Commander Jonathan Ward and his crew on the old attack sub Spadefish are on one last mission. They are to launch a strike that will put de Santiago and his empire out of business for good. They are getting help from Bill Beaman and his SEAL team, who are searching for the secret laboratories of de Santiago.

Following deep jungle trails and hiking the lofty mountains of the ancient Inca Empire, they are intent on driving a stake through the heart of de Santiago's drug empire. But there is a leak in the Colombian government. Beaman and his SEALs are being stalked.

From the old highways of the Incas to the plush haciendas of the drug lords, guerrilla armies are lurking, striking out at those who threaten their lucrative trade. And at the same time, a futuristic mini-sub leaves Colombia. Destination: Seattle. And it is loaded with the most lethal, addictive substance known to man.

©2003 George Wallace and Don Keith (P)2017 George Wallace and Don Keith
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Awful!

This is the worst book I have ever had on audible! The read is monotone and should never be allowed to read an audiobook! I would like my credits returned so I can get another book!

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Story good, narration awful

Decent submarine yarn, but narrator mispronounced both English and Spanish words. Spoke in near monotone.

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Poorly edited audio

Narration was poor. Had words edited in. Only listened for 30 minutes and it was too annoying to finish.

However loved Firing Point by same authors. Rodnicki is a great narrator.

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Great story. Narrator, lol

Loved the story. Characters somewhat believeable. Plenty of action and twists. The narrator was kind of a beating though. He sounded somewhere between Hank Hill and the Indians in old western movies trying to speak english. I gotta admit, I liked him shouting over the 1MC's (communication systems) of the Spadefish. His command voice was made for that. HOORAH NAVY!

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  • 03-31-20

poor audio performance

I like the book but the audio performance is the worst I have ever heard.

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Hard to listen to

The narrator spoke like a robot. Every-word-was-spoken-individually. No emotion. The story was about 7 hours too long and very basic.

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great story-painful narrator

I really enjoyed this book but the narrator was painful to listen to. i have always enjoyed the submarine adventure genrr and am looking forward to more books by this Author.

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Awful narrator

The story is good, but the narrator is terrible. If you’re narrating a book about nuclear submarines, please learn not to say “nu-killer.” Many other mispronunciations as well, and rather monotonous.

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Narrator made listening inolerable

Great story but the narrator was absolutely horrible. Never allow him to speak again. Please.

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Good Book

The story is very entertaining and plausible. The narration started pretty bad, although it improved towards the second half of the book.
I will definitely look for other titles by the same authors.

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  • 05-04-20

Deserves more stars, but......

An enjoyable yarn....just the ticket for a bit of light entertainment, totally spoiled by the worst narration I've yet to hear on Audible. Sorry, mate, but you sound like a AI generated voice via a vintage tranny speaker reading from a blurry photocopy with no punctuation. And don't make silly noises like walkie-talkie burps.
I'd have returned it immediately if it wasn't such a fun story.

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  • GaryM
  • 06-10-19

Couldnt stand the narrator

Can't comme t too much on the story, just can't get past the awful voice of the narrator. I'll read the story instead of listening to it...