Dreamland : Dreamland

  • by Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • Series: Dreamland
  • 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hidden in the Nevada desert is America's most advanced aerospace-weapons-testing facility. Dreamland is the place where the nation's top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force's top guns come to test them, on the front lines of a new era in warfare.
The fiasco of a spy's infiltration has the Pentagon looking for an excuse to close Dreamland down. To clean up the mess, and save Dreamland from the congressional chopping block, Lt. Colonel Tecumseh "Dog" Bastian is sent in.
He's just the guy to shake things up, and does so when a situation erupts in Somalia. Into a hotter-than-hot war zone, he sends his own daughter, the pilot of a Megafortress bomber, with a high-tech, unmanned flight system that could make or break the future of Dreamland.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Really boring!

Would you try another book from Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice and/or Christopher Lane?

No


Would you ever listen to anything by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice again?

No


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was fine.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dreamland?

I don't care for this type of book. I thought it was going to be a mystery.


Any additional comments?

Don't get this book unless you're into a LOT of technical detail about piloting a jet. Blehhhh.

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- Cheryl "All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!"

A lot like Tom Clancy

What did you like best about Dreamland? What did you like least?

If you like Tom Clancy you'll love it. Every weapon is cataloged, no alpha designation get unused.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Leave out all the excruciating details of weapons' detailed names and just use the real names of things instead of an alphabet soup of mnemonics. The ABC dropped the Xyz123x12 cartridges into his XXX-23 and fired. What? Seriously does the author think I can or want to remember every alphanumeric he drops?


Which scene was your favorite?

When people were actually talking to one another with something to say.


Any additional comments?

While I normally read Dale Brown easily, this one was difficult. IT was so full of acronyms and technical detailed weaponry descriptions that I wanted to scream. Also his characters were all very macho, even the women. It seemed that the characters were being rushed in and about with no sense of reality or real character. They were all in exactly the right place and time, highly unlikely plotting, all tough guys (and gals) and the enemy were fools. In an attempt to make it seem topical, America is at odds with Iranian Muslims in cahoots with Somali pirates and the heroes (all of them) come to save the day.It channels Tom Clancy with "See Jane Run" characterizations.

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- Sherry Pitcock

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio