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idiocy ruins a good read
on 28 April 2014
An imaginative storyline, and easy style to read, this should be a four star rating... BUT the constant unprofessional idiocy of the main characters constantly detracts from the enjoyment. Made doubly so as it's interwoven with over the top references to how elite they are and how they are SEALS. Unfortunately the author has given them less professionalism than a team of cub scouts. An example..
(Slight spoiler alert)
They enter a barren landscape, desert like, you can see for miles and they have huds that show them hostiles in bound from up to 20kms. No immediate threat so.. they "get so carried away with excitement at playing with the "phase shift" that they are suddenly surrounded with realising it" they then lose men as they "hadn't gotten around to working out how their weapons worked". This is just one of waaaaay too many examples - it would be pretty hard to swallow with even non military rookies but at least slightly easier instead, such basic idiotic mishaps happen again and again, often resulting in an "elite SEAL" dying as a result and the reader grinding his teeth in irritation.
If it wasn't such an easy read and an interesting story line this would be destined for zero stars and the remove from device option as it is, it's just ok for a read providing you don't mind the constant annoyance.