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Intercept
Intercept
by Patrick Robinson
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit off form, 12 July 2010
This review is from: Intercept (Hardcover)
I was looking forward to this book but ultimately was left a little disappointed.

At times it was like reading a political sermon and was overly preachy.
Action was pretty minimal and the authorities seemed pretty lucky in the ways they got their intel breaks.

Hopefully the next book with Mack bedford will be better


Thunder in the Deep
Thunder in the Deep
by Joe Buff
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars getting better, 6 Jan. 2008
I read his first book 'Deep sound channel' and thought i would never read another.
This is infinately better though. More action, more thrills and more character developement.While still containing a lot of techno guff, it does not get in the way of the story unlike the aforementioned attempt which just seemed like an excuse to show how knowledgeable the author was.


Lone Survivor: The Incredible True Story of Navy SEALs Under Siege
Lone Survivor: The Incredible True Story of Navy SEALs Under Siege
by Marcus Luttrell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars exciting but heartbreaking, 11 Nov. 2007
I did enjoy this book. The chapters devoted to how tough it was to qualify as a SEAL and also about Luttrells childhood were very interesting.
When we get to Afghanistan however there is a little too much fawning over the stars and stripes and gung ho simplicity.
The deep feeling of respect for his fallen comrades does come through though and he seems genuinely humbled by his experiences.
An interesting story and if done correctly an excellent movie could be made of this story.


The Falconer's Tale
The Falconer's Tale
by Gordon Kent
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.98

4.0 out of 5 stars a different direction, 11 Nov. 2007
This review is from: The Falconer's Tale (Hardcover)
Unlike the previous books in the series , there is no military action in this one.
The writers seem to be heading down the path of concentrating on the spy game.
Having said this, the book is still very enjoyable and as well written as the others.
Two sides of the story are slowly woven together from totally opposite ends, one from the spy on the ground and the other from Craik in his new role as a Washington desk jockey.
Good stuff


American Dad! - Volume 2 [DVD]
American Dad! - Volume 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Seth MacFarlane
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £5.87

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More please.. quickly, 30 Aug. 2007
I cannot get enough of this show. Excellent from start to finish.
If you are looking at this page you do not need me to tell you what this is all about. Just buy the dvd and prepare to laugh your butt off


Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1)
Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1)
by Matthew Reilly
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars easy reading 101, 30 Aug. 2007
Like all the rest of the Matthew Reilly books that I have read , this one is extremely fast paced.
Like some of the other reviewers I would say that the pace does seem to be more important than depth to the writer.
Having said that, if you like previous MR books you will like this as it contains the usual mixture of daring feats and unbelievable weapons (Halicarnassus anyone!)
Suspend yourself in the world of Reilly where anything IS possible and it aint over till it is.


The Tin Man
The Tin Man
by Dale Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a pleasant change, 25 Aug. 2005
This review is from: The Tin Man (Paperback)
I had read the other reviews here but got the book anyway as i have read all Dale Browns' other books.
There is no flying in this book but I thought this was quite a good change as it shows that the author can write about other scenarios. Using familiar characters also made sure that it was not too big a departure as to be uncomfortable. This book also included a little more personal stories of the characters which is unusual for Brown. The man behind the genius of Jon Masters is also revealed. One of his best yet!


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