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on 14 May 2014
Its a typical Dale Brown story. However, at times he fills his pages with drivel. two pages talking about a single flight system which, lets be honest, has no real relevance to the storyline or indeed the entire story. I think the technical term is "padding!" There is a depth of knowledge there which goes to support the story and makes it good. But too much of it and you might as well trawl the internet for a B52 bomber users manual!!!
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on 14 December 1998
The author of the "Old Dog" sagas has brought his genre up to date with modern politics and weaponry including the usual mind bogglingly detailed technical descriptions which bring such a feeling of authenticity to his books. This tale includes old familiar characters in new career settings and set against a background of China setting out to reclaim its former territory in Taiwan and the Old Dog crew being all that stands between them and success.. As usual it is full of action set on the grandest of scales and with a global backdrop. The plot has Dale Brown's usual twists and turns which keep the interest going and which get one wondering how on earth the good guys can possibly get out of this one successfully. What did disappoint however was that tales such as this work only if the suspension of disbelief operates and in this case it does not come off. One can become immersed in the tale and gripped by the characters for as long as there in a vestige of belief that "this could actually happen". In "Fatal Terrain" however the characters ........ good and bad guys ........ act so bizarrely at times that one is brought back to reality with a start on several occasions thinking "wait a moment. that is just too unbelievable." Similarily the plot goes just too far to retain even a vestige of credibility at times. I am always dissatisfied when my mind deserts the plot of a book to begin to protest that "this is just not possible" and this I found to be such a book. So .......... riproaring activity .......... major warfare on a continental scale ....... larger than life charcters.......but the important believability which can keep one rivetted is sadly in this case lacking.
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on 15 August 2010
This was the first Dale Brown book I read, and I don't recommend it for a first read of this author. Although the characters are very well fleshed out, it's hard to like several of them. As a European, I found them very, very, American in philosophy and outlook. If you enjoy war thrillers like Tom Clancy's, you might enjoy this. The battle scenes are very well described, easy to imagine and fairly plausible. But, it's very pro-American, some of the scenes with non-American people are cringe-worthy. The author needs to realise that not everyone loves America. The ending let me down, with a character behaving in an unbelievable way, and was rather abrupt. Not bad for a summer read on the beach, but neither a prize winner.
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on 17 July 2014
reasonable storyline but to much repitition and detail for me
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on 16 January 2016
Found it boring and unrealistic. Okay, it's about an aircraft that's rather futuristic but nothing rang true and the pages of politics had the advantage of sending me to sleep. I didn't even finish the book.
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on 3 April 2014
Thrilling storyline, as always found it hard not to keep turning pages to find out what happened next. Fast paced and full of the technical know how .
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on 11 January 2015
Great story told in his usual superb style, one of the best writers today of technological aerial combat combined with sheer guts and determination.
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on 20 August 2016
The most detailed descriptions in modern day action. The character's are detailed and well written. I would recommend to fans of the genre.
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on 19 June 2014
great book , difficult to put down. will be getting more, suggestion it would be helpful if books were put in order of writing. thank you
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on 24 July 2015
What a master piece of adventure with more twists and evasive turns than a sidewinder missile.gripping gripping stunning must read.
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