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Sea of Fire

By: Tom Clancy,Steve Pieczenik,Jeff Rovin
Narrated by: Michael Kramer
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Publisher's summary

America's most proficient covert operations team, hand-picked for its intelligence, analysis, and crisis-management skills, has had many a tough situation thrown at it. Years ago, before North Korea made its belligerent intentions known to the world, Op-Center's first mission was to thwart a crisis on the Korean peninsula. Since then, it has dealt with the machinations of Russian hard-liners, prevented the resurgence of age-old hatred in Germany, gone underground to prevent Kurdish terrorists from destabilizing the Middle East, subjugated the tensions of rebellious Basques, rescued the entire United Nations from mercenaries, and prevented an all-out war between India and Pakistan. Is it up to the challenge of preventing the next war? Absolutely.

Prolong the suspense: listen to more titles in Tom Clancy's Op-Center series.
©2011 Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy (P)2011 Random House Audio

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A great no fuss read

Would you consider the audio edition of Sea of Fire to be better than the print version?

yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sea of Fire?

The end - the character twist where the pilot and Op-Centre intelligence chief discovered they both have the same name - Bob Herbert.

What does Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His familiarity with the entire Op-Center series which ensures that character interpretations through voice and accent changes are consistent. the delivery style is such that the listener is drawn into the suspense of each scene.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

there were occasions when i chuckled but i couldn't describe my emotional reactions as "extreme."

Any additional comments?

i have almost completed the op-center series, and the tendency to review incidents from previous books has become slightly irritating. the secondary strand running through the series of paul hood's separation is, by the time of sea of fire, seems irrelevant. sea of fire does still rate as a very good read in its own right.

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good book

as always I enjoyed the person who read the book. the story line was good and the story moved along with out much lag time. I would recommend this book of you like the series.

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This is so thin it should be binned.

If this is what is now going to come out of the Clancy stable, this horse is bolting. It misses any of the rich characterization the TC sewed into his books of the past. If TC cannot write anymore do not fool the public to assume he is at the helm. If he is then he as asleep! TC you have just loss me as a customer. Good luck and let us know when you, yourself pen another piece of work.

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Does the author own a globe?

I couldn’t finish the audiobook. I remember reading this book in college not long after it came out. It was ok then, but 15 years and half a military career later, and I can’t keep listening. The voice performance by the reader isn’t good enough to make up for the mediocre storyline. It is interesting to hear a fictional geopolitical take on the world that is pre-9/11, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is geography. The main action in this book takes place in the Celebes Sea, which is located so far from the protagonist countries involved that it destroys any plausible reason they would be involved in this story. Furthermore, ships can’t move as far and as fast as this book would have you to believe. I guess I’m just too picky now. Probably a good story for you if you don’t ever look at a map.

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Good story.

I have listened twice and it kept me interested the whole time. It was exciting

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Ok

I’ve listened to most of the Tom Clancy books and this one is just mediocre

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Don’t waste your money

I couldn’t even finish the book. It is horrible, This is the worst book I have ever listen to in my whole entire life.

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Awful

There are several hours I was listening I will never get back… The story was terrible the reader was awful all the way through it was the worst book I have listen to yet

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Last Good Book before Out of the Ashes

Good plot. Good rapport between characters. Lots of action.

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If you don’t like the soap opera interpersonal drama and characters that are really hard to like (Hood’s wife who is whiny and selfish; and, Gen Morgan Carrey who seems to more absorbed with her own power than an efficient organization) just skip the next two books. I found them boring and tedious. And you don’t really lose much of the plot line except the complete collapse and dissolution of Op-Canter (I was almost rooting for its demise given the personalities and characters.)

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Exciting

This was an exciting read. The narrator did a great job. I had no trouble getting through the book.

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