Tom Clancy is an unstoppable force in fiction, nonfiction, and even on the silver screen. Now listeners can take a journey with America's most proficient covert team as they struggle to avoid full-fledged war in Clancy's latest edge-of-your-seat thriller. Tom Clancy's newest Op-Center is a gripping, powerful profile of America's defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology - from the master of the technological thriller. As with all of the titles in the series, elements of technology, diplomacy, military might, and espionage come together in an utterly believable - and sometimes prescient - manner that will leave listeners anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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©2000 Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik (P)2011 Random House Audio
Michael Kramer did a good job of narrating this book as he has done in throughout the series.
Mike Rodgers self pitying crap annoyed me throughout this book, but McCaskey did a great job of putting him in his place. Overall this is a good read and listen but not as good as the previous books.
"Narrator drags down my rating"
Unless the narrator told you which character was speaking you would not know. There are so many good narrators out there why would they pick this one? You could barely tell the female characters from the male. No emotion just reading like you would get with a computer except different voice. I will not buy another book with this narrator.
"Performance is always perfect, story was ok"
Michael Kramer is always awesome. He's quickly become one of my favorite's. The story kinda felt rushed. Like setups in this book were targeted more towards setups for the next book ( I've not listened to that next one at this time ). Certain characters reactions to stimuli seem far from the "normal" that we ( or at least I ) expect. All and all a good book but leaves me fearful for the future of Ops Center.
"Again another winner"
If the story doesn't grab me in the first chapter then I pass. I didn't pass and got right into the plot. Do it again!!!
"To Much,"McCaster said, Richmond said, Roger Said"
Quit saying who "Said" after each statement
Good plot, but too much distraction with who said what
"Another great read!"
This whole series has been great. Live how the characters have developed and the narrator is consistently good.
What I liked most was the additional levels of crises the team was forced to contend with in this offering
I would try another book by these authors, but not in this storyline. I think they may have exhausted all their ideas on this and didn't do enough research on some of the topics for my taste.
It helps me deal with my commutes.
No, not at all.
There really ought to have been more research done before Mr. Clancy's name was attached to this work. Four examples: (1) The Marines don't have medics... the Navy provides this skill set for us in Corpsmen. (2) The Marines don't have occupational designators that are alphanumeric. Ours are four digits. (3) The Marines don't have the AH-64 Apache Gunship, this is strictly an Army platform in the U.S. (4) The Apache Longbow does not have troop transport capability, it is an attack/escort gunship.
These are just the four most prevalent (and irritating) examples of poor research that detract from the story, in my humble opinion. I'll abstain from the next book, based on the reviews, I think I'll save my credits for another more promising work.
"Conspiracy and Murder"
Mike Rodgers was way to self pitying. I would have had him take the sacking on the chin and moved on disappointed but accepting. He then would have helped uncover the conspiracy willingly once he found out what was going on.
Michael Kramer does a great job with the reading as he has done throughout the Op-Centre series.
Too much self-pitying crap from Mike Rodgers but still an enjoyable read.
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