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HMS Unseen by [Robinson, Patrick]
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"A brilliantly conceived and breathlessly executed thriller." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Patrick Robinson's best book yet. HMS Unseen, the third volume of his brilliant naval series is a dazzling, page-turning yarn that establishes its author as a master craftsman of the techno-thriller. No one does it better - not even Tom Clancy. Highly recommended." (Carol D'Este, author of Patton: A Genius for War)

"Fast, sharply-focussed, engine-driven action." (Express)

"Watch out for Robinson. He is in the same league as Clancy." (Birmingham Post)

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A top-ten bestselling author & the unrivalled master of the action thriller.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2117 KB
  • Print Length: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New Ed edition (19 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099269058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099269052
  • ASIN: B0031RS7HM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,004 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Difficult to put this book down. The characters have depth and whilst the story seems at first far fetched the uncanny way it mirrors real events since the book was written gives much food for thought. In the days since I read this book the tragic events of missing plane MH370 have been gripping the headlines. Two days ago there were at last sad reports of wreckage spotted but not yet conclusively identified. Yesterday more wreckage was seen. As I write it is clear that something very unusual has occurred, it is not known why or how the aircraft was lost and we are told the mystery may never be solved. We all share some of the agony of friends and relatives of those who are missing.
We tend to think that real life is much more prosaic and ordinary than works of fiction. This book has made me look very hard at recent and historical events to try and identify logically what may be behind the headlines. I suppose the lesson is that we only know what we are told, but I think it is fun to speculate.
Beyond that I suppose all you want to know is if the book is worth the money. All I can say is in thinks so.
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Nice story - shame he loses the plot halfway. For a while it's what Robinson fans have come to expect. Lots of slick writing with cardboard characters (and why not -- characters can afford to be two-dimensional when the action's coming thick and fast).

However, while Robinson starts very well indeed in this his third novel of Big Men Doing Stirring Stuff On The Briny -- he loses it by the end. The only good point is the return of the wonderfully heroic anti-hero Commander Adnam - in my view the only really likeable character in the book. All right he may be a terrorist, he may have blown up lots of hapless air travellers -- but - nobody's perfect! You can't help but like him.

The US characters in the book are strangely unsatisfying, because in this book they have to be particularly slow for Adnam to do what he does. Especially the laughable US admiral -- no I'm sorry, to get to the top of any country's national intelligence agency you need more grey cells than this guy can muster.

Of course I'm over-reacting in one sense. Because you wouldn't read this book for it's subtle delineation of men and women under fire, or how relationships shift and warp under pressure. No you read it for Action - with a capital A.

Trouble is when Robinson stops and has his loveable villain start thinking about the distress and anguish he's caused -- it stops the novel. Dead. I won't give away the final ending, except to say it was anti-climatic and came far too late.

Anti-heroes, like heroes, deserve to go out with a bang, not a whimper. My vote is that when next Mr Robinson writes about submarines -- as I hope he does -- he sticks to slam-bang action.
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By Nick Brett TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Mar. 2002
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I really enjoyed Patrick Robinson's first couple of books, but he seems to have lost the plot somewhat. He has forced himself down the route of reusing characters that are past their sell by date where perhaps he should revert to writing his thrillers based on the Carriers rather then at the power centre of the White House.
This book is dull, loses the plot too often and signposts itself towards a very unsatisfying ending. Best avoided.
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HMS Unseen is Robinson's third book on an exciting theme: hijacked or stolen submarines waging war against the US. It was great to see the return of the old villain Ben Adnam, still up to his tricks. However, one gets the distinct impression that Robinson is trying to cash in on the astounding success of Nimitz Class and Kilo Class, and certainly appears to have written this in a bit of rush, and at times, didn't seem to know where he wanted the story to go. The book starts very well, and initially, I enjoyed it a lot more than I did Kilo Class. However, the bizarre twists in the career Ben Adnam just go overboard, as does the character of Arnold Morgan, who by now is laughable, and doesn't radiate the patriotism that he used to, but rather idiocy. Robinson shold rather have ended the Morgan line in this book, not the Adnam one!
I enjoy Robinson's books, and I enjoyed this one, but I fear he has started a downhill run.
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By A Customer on 2 Nov. 2000
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Having read a couple of Robinson's previous books, I thought this one would be worth a try. However, this one was nothing like the quality of e.g. Kilo Class. For "technological" thriller, read "culinary", as Robinson spends half his time detailing the meals his characters eat. Is he completely unaware that sticking a large metal housing on the back of a sub will disrupt its flow characteristics- which it depends upon for remaining silent and undetected. For his story the Unseen would have to be renamed HMS Look At Me. Move over Tom Clancy? I don't think so.
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By A Customer on 25 Jan. 2002
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I have to agree with many of the reviewers of this book, in that it loses its way badly in the middle, and never really recovers; Adnam is by far and away the most interesting and thought provoking character; and that its 500 pages could easily be reduced to 150 pages.
The plot changes were signalled pages before they actually happened, which resulted in my skimming pages of filler (food, wines, deaths) until I could get to the next plot thread.
Readable but very dissappointing.
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