Sea Skimmer : Jon Hunt

  • by Larry Jeram-Croft
  • Narrated by Larry Jeram-Croft
  • Series: Jon Hunt
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How do you counter your own weapon system when it's turned against you? The Falklands War posed just this problem. January 1982 and the Exocet sea skimming missile is a killer. The British should know, they co-developed it with the French. However, the Argentinians have them as well.
Marcel Bertrand, a French missile expert, is recruited to help them. On April 2, 1982, Argentina invades the Falklands. Soon after, Lieutenant Jon Hunt flies his Lynx helicopter from HMS Prometheus with a Special Forces team to covertly infiltrate the Argentinian Air base at Rio Grande. His mission is to persuade Marcel, who has been kept in the dark about the invasion, to agree to work for them. Once Jon explains the truth about the invasion, Marcel and his girlfriend Maria agree to help and manage to modify the missiles warheads with a software update so that they won't explode.
As the war heats up, Argentina desperately tries to make their missiles more effective, and the British try just as desperately to develop countermeasures. While down south, Jon Hunt discovers what it's really like to fly in combat. Eventually, Marcel and Maria find themselves in the Islands just as the British are closing in. A rescue attempt to get them out is led by Jon which culminates in a desperate encounter in the mountains surrounding Port Stanley, just as the final fight for the Islands takes place around them.
This novel is based on the personal experiences of the author and many true stories that have never been fully told before. This is the first in a series of modern naval adventures, following the career of Lieutenant Jonathon Hunt through the turbulent modern military times of the last three decades.

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Decent Military Fiction

I'm was only going to give this book 3 stars, but decided on 4 at the last minute.
This was a decent audiobook, if a little outside what I usually listen to. The story itself was decent with an average unremarkable narration.

This book is based on events during the Falklands war. It actually inspired me to do my own research into the events of the war and how it came about. All-in-all, I thought the book was very accurate to true events. I think that fans of military fiction will really enjoy the listen.

Narration was only ok. I can't say it was great, but it was decent and did the job.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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- Striker

Good story, but not completely real..?!

Any additional comments?

The story is very attractive but it is hard to distinguish the novel from the true facts. At the end the author details which events were true but it is not clear if the main characters existed or not. So it is a little dissapointing since this is a theory that existed and it is not clearly defined here. but once you start listening, can not stop,

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- AGUSTIN MARTIGNONE

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2015
  • Publisher: L M Jeram-Croft