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on 3 February 2014
This series of books is a gripping and fun read that keeps you turning pages into the early hours. The characters are believable and keep you engaged. It is technically well written, but not in a Tom Clancy too much detail kind of way. The whole style is very similar to early Alistair MacLean, eg Where Eagles Dare and especially The Guns of Navarone. If you like action / adventure / escapism / war stories you will probably like this. Once gripped by novel no 1 there are another dozen in the series which will keep you reading for months.

One major annoyance is that the books are filled with typing errors / grammatical errors and spell-checker mistakes . In one of his foreword"s (sic) Mr Molloy explains that this is a self-publishing effort and thanks his wife for doing the proof reading. He goes on to thank Kindle for allowing him to feed his fan I'll y. I hate to tell you this Mr Malllloyy but you"'re wife has not has not has not the books at all. Now that you've made a few pennies on the publication perhaps you could invest in a professional proof reader....

Despite the errors (which get worse as the series of books go on) the books still deserve 5 stars.....
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on 14 April 2013
What a great book, its about the exploits of the new special force Orca, following Naval and Marine raids into Norway, I noticed someone called it far fetched. There is nothing far fetched about the first book, this was set at a time when our combined forces, used every trick in the book and were not 'hamstrung' by procedure and protocol. It was either them or us, and as history unfolded we began to see the amazing exploits of our forces and the lengths they'd go to in order to create a deception and win over the enemy in battle.
This Book shows exactly what Churchill later called for 'Butcher and Bolte', hit em fast, hit em hard use all guile and initiative to get the job done.
This book is deserving of being put into film, besides Captain Barr's tactics it also vividly describes some terrifying scenes suffered by British troops during their evacuation from France.
A real ' Rip' roaring story too, that threads it way through the historical events of WW2, I for one shall be reading the complete series.
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on 8 February 2012
What a rattling good yarn with great characters, both above and below decks and a real down to earth feel. It reminds me of Alastair McLean in the way it grabs you and drags you straight into the story. There's plenty of detail, but not pages of it before any sort of action, or interaction of characters. Some ingenious ideas are used to good effect, look out for the 'E' boat incident. It's a fast paced, crash, bang, wallop of a story, that's obviously been researched well, but doesn't get in the way of the narrative. This looks like a series of Orca Team 'books' and I look forward to the next one in the series.
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on 23 March 2017
Book 1, I'm a bit late with this series. This book was recommended to me by Amazon, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There's some really good characters, my favourite has to be "snake" a born killer if ever there was one.
There's some good humour piece's as well. Good action, on sea as well as land. Been trying to work out some of the navy jargon.
Maybe i'll just google it.
Now I have another 23 to go, that should please the misses lol.
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on 4 June 2014
This is the first book in the series I have read.shall definitely follow it up with the second in the series.a well put together tale with realistic characters.historical fact adds to the story.even towards the final chapters the odd typing error did not spoil this read.
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on 5 August 2014
This is the fiction of my youth found in the Commando Comics and Warlord, but hardened by the facts of history, known valour and the sacrifice. This is the spirit of the modern RN/Royal Marines and SBS which came from WW2 and was tempered by other conflicts. Though fictional this is probably a fair tribute to the Combined Operations and raiding forces of WW2 where sadly, the heroes often didn't return to home berths.
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on 2 December 2016
It's a good read, it is not all glory, death bring the realism to what war is about
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on 29 April 2017
Great series
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on 17 May 2017
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on 6 October 2014
Read it, loved it and am now going through all 14 (to date) of Anthony Malloys Orca Series.
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