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Tom Clancy's Op-Center Audiobook

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Tom Clancy's Op-Center #1

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Publisher's Summary

A terrorist bomb explodes during a South Korean celebration of the anniversary of the election of its first president.

Alarms are raised in Washington. No one is claiming responsibility.

The first suspect is North Korea. Could it be making a power play against South Korea and unification? If so, how will the U.S. respond? Paul Hood, Director of the Op-Center, must answer these questions. The Op-Center, a largely autonomous new agency which takes on the government's toughest security problems, is only six months old, and has never been given a foreign crisis until now.

Hood's team, which includes a general, a former ambassador, a psychologist, and a computer specialist, tries to find the solution, only to discover a factor that could change the new world order.

From the Compact Disc edition.

©1995 Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Aaron Kynaston Provo, UT United States 08-18-11
    Aaron Kynaston Provo, UT United States 08-18-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "Excellent listen"

    This was my first Tom Clancy book I've listened to, and loved it. It was difficult at times to try and remember the pile of cast members, and the jumping around style took me a while to get used to, but after a while, the style seemed tight and clear. The reader, Michael Kramer is incredible . .either he's incredible, or they actually used 5 or so different people doing the voices.

    The story was full of the action I heard Tom Clancy was so well known for, and I felt like the story balanced and pulled together each of the story lines together nicely.

    It's 4 stars only because I had to concentrate while listening, and had to backup all the time and re-listen to sections :-)

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 03-17-17
    Lee 03-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Having trouble sleeping? Michael Kramer can help."

    He not only is he mono toned. He also gets the characters voices mixed up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terrance Ferguson 01-03-15 Member Since 2014

    I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.

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    "Well written just not gripping for me."
    Where does Tom Clancy's Op-Center rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the middle so far.


    If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

    It is a different author than Rainbow Six but they come from the same house. If Rainbow Six was The Illiad this was The Cat in the Hat. The Cat in the Hat is not a bad book. It just isnt as deep and well done as The Illiad


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    No one really stuck out. Ms. Chong, whom we meet playing piano, was probably the most interesting via Kim's opinions that he expresses about her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The knight hawk scene. Written really well. I am a very technical person the clean violent act mixed perfectly with the information given about the aircraft made a very short sweet read. mind blowing really.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good book but most of the characters felt very plain/not fleshed/ Typical. I never found myself wondering what anyone was up to because i didnt care about them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jimmyjay21 FLOWER MOUND, TX, United States 02-13-12
    jimmyjay21 FLOWER MOUND, TX, United States 02-13-12
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    "Clancy and Op-center was intense."
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Michael Kramer?

    Yes, I am a fan of the all thrillers.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Donald's heroic actions to prevent the outbreak of a new Korean war.


    Did Michael Kramer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


    Could you see Tom Clancy's Op-Center being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Tom Cruise maybe, H Ford as Donald.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LtTora 12-02-16
    LtTora 12-02-16

    I'm a happy hater.

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    "lifts the bordom for a while."

    it's a decent enough story, however I feel that the author is far, far too sympathetic to the North Koreans for my liking especially the way he tries to portray them as some sort of misunderstood victims towards the end. I also don't particularly care for the implied adultery on the part of one of the main characters nor do I particularly like the way he tries to portray the North Koreans and a positive light

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    GMS 08-04-16
    GMS 08-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Voice Actor, long-winded good read"

    it was a long book. good story. I wouldn't have been able to get through it reading if it wasn't read to me. Voice actor was great at doing many voices.

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    M. wells 08-03-16
    M. wells 08-03-16

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    "A good start and intro to character's"

    all in all I enjoyed the book. It seemed as though the recording was a little off on its speed but nothing that couldn't be adjusted. The introduction to new characters was nice, I finished all of the Jack Ryan stories and this is a nice addition. You still get the world around government operations but also a good glimpse into a larger cast.

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    Calvin F. Lee 05-13-16
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    "boring"

    boring, not enough action, too much politics, Rainbow six was much better, performance was so-so

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    Mokujin Battle Ground,WA USA 04-25-16
    Mokujin Battle Ground,WA USA 04-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "It's okay"

    The narration was a little drab. I guess I just got used to Lou Diamond Phillips as a narrator in the later stories.

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    Charles E Smyth 04-14-16
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    "Narrator from hell"

    I love Clancy's books but I had to delete this one after 10 minutes as I could not listen to this guy.

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  • Randall
    5/28/16
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    "great as usual"

    as usual, in the classic Clancy vibe!, book is an interesting listen.and is well worth the very small price Audible commands micheal Kramer is very good nasrrator

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    4/17/15
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    "Annoying narration"
    What would have made Tom Clancy's Op-Center better?

    A different narrator.


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    The narrators voice.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kramer?

    Anyone who doesn't 'ask a question' in the middle of and at the end of most sentences. Infuriating vocal habit.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Can't say, couldn't bear to listen to more than 45 minutes.


    Any additional comments?

    Only stuck it out for the first 45 minutes, before the narrators irritating voice sent me screaming for the off switch!

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  • dan
    3/23/15
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    "Amazing"

    A great book well read and a great start to the series great job already to read the next one

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  • Graham
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    1/25/13
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    "Huge fan of the books, now a fan of Michael Kramer"

    I have read all of Tom Clancy's book and I have to say I really like the style of Michael Kramer. Good tone of voice, easy to listen to but knows how to to drama when the moment needs it.



    As for thebook, not Clancy's best but Op Center does become a very good series if you like style and are taking a break from all things Jack Ryan. This book sets up characters that you will like, loath and follow over the next few books.

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