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Publisher's Summary

While trailing a Chinese nuclear attack sub, Jerry Mitchell, the captain of USS North Dakota, is shocked to see the Chinese boat torpedo a Vietnamese merchant ship. This blatant act of aggression is the opening gambit in a war that has blindsided the U.S. and quickly embroiled all nations in the western Pacific. These nations, bound together in the newly formed Littoral Alliance, have begun a covert submarine campaign aimed at crippling China’s economy before China can set in motion its own plot to dominate the region. In a desperate attempt to buy the president enough time to resolve the crisis diplomatically, Mitchell’s submarine squadron is ordered to interfere with attacks by both sides. China and the Littoral Alliance are both determined to win, no matter the cost, and as each side increases the level of violence, they approach a dangerous tipping point. In a race against time, the submarines of Mitchell’s squadron must execute their mission before the world witnesses an economic catastrophe—or worse, a nuclear exchange.
©2013 Larry Bond and Chris Carlson (P)2013 Recorded Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 08-14-13

May want to cancel your trip to Japan.

Would you consider the audio edition of Shattered Trident to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

The complexity, and real world geo political concepts, "torn from today's headlines" make this a strong listen. I was drawn in immediately. How one book can influence what becomes a global conflict seems to be abit of a stretch, and yet it has happened in the RW repeatedly, and with highly impactful results.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

The interaction of these characters, and the precision with which Dick Hill brings them to life, is compelling. Hill really allows the drama and tension of the moments to shine.

Who was the most memorable character of Shattered Trident and why?

The US navy officers, and the President, are well crafted characters, but the real depth is the Navy Commodore. Complex on one hand, and almost facile on another.

Any additional comments?

This is a fine effort, with a resolution that is at once rather surprising, and yet genuine. I was grabbed and stayed with all the characters and storyline right from the get go.

As noted by some other reviewers, even though this is a Sub Story, the dialogue doesn't get too off track , and on balance this reads well for anyone who likes thrillers. You will enjoy this one!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brad on 12-04-13

Excellent Military Techno-Thriller and Topical

Larry Bond has an excellent command of the technology of naval, undersea and rocket/missile warfare. This book is similar to a Tom Clancy novel at Tom's best, loaded with military detail. The premise is that China has chosen to assert control over a wide swath of the South China Sea (sound familiar)?

This is a fairly long book (over 19 hours of listening), so the plot and the characters are fully developed. Of course, this type of book has to create some heroes, both political and military. And it has to create some weaklings also. So while the war in the Pacific explodes with realistic military fury; you have characters that are a little too cute. Think of it as "The Hardy Boys Do World War III."

I found this book vastly entertaining, informative and spot on when the military, weapon, tactics and strategies unreeled. The political picture in the three belligerents was somewhat muddled...just like real life!

The narration was very good considering the vast amount of characters and voices needed. I rate this a fully excellent modern military novel.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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