Operation Enduring Unity, Omnibus Edition

  • by R A Peters
  • Narrated by Kevin Clay
  • 25 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This collection includes all three standalone Operation Enduring Unity novels merged into a single edition.
Welcome to the future of America. Land of chaos and home of the ambitious....
A botched assassination on the eve of Election Day throws the routine transfer of presidential authority on its head and the American government into chaos.
With Congress and the Supreme Court locked in a constitutional standoff, rabble-rousing state governors fueling the fire, and shadowy opportunists pulling strings, the nation teeters on the verge of a second civil war.
While the politicos play their chess games, the pawns refuse to sit idly by. Sometimes the tail doesn't just wag the dog but can strangle it.


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a lot of very interesting and worthy sub-plots

The US is plunged into a 21st Century Civil War through a constitutional crisis. When the incoming president selected by the congress is assassinated, the lame-duck president is retained by the sitting congress. He slowly transforms into a dictator and then a despot. A desperate alliance of Western states and Florida fight back led by the governor of California who becomes the self-appointed president of the United Republics of America (URA). The battles turn bloodier at each turn, going from skirmishes to all out decimation of civilians and infrastructure. So much harm has been done, it is difficult for the two sides to forgive and come together. One side must prevail or the Civil War will destroy the entire nation.

All three volumes of the story are included here in one compendium.

This action based novel series is written for the military enthusiast, complete with acronyms and arcane weapons descriptions. The author continues to explain what they mean throughout the novel and how they influence the outcomes of the battles, but still it is directed at the initiate, not the layman. Others will often be confused and possibly bored.

It is difficult to determine if this is a satire or not. It seems to vacillate between the two. The military and historical detail is finely developed, perhaps overly so. The characters, on the other hand, are caricatures of evil archetypes (like the greedy banker sexually aroused by her growing power). A full quarter of the story is devoted to military detail with almost no character or plot development. If you are a military enthusiast, this should be interesting enough. As a story, it is difficult to follow and even tedious at times. Once this groundwork is laid and the characters are developed, it becomes much more entertaining. Strangely enough, many of the characters are dropped as soon as they are introduced. Their bungling and complete misunderstanding of political events makes one think this is a satire, except for the seriousness of the violence.

There are a lot of very interesting and worthy sub-plots going on that keep the story going. The insatiable greed of the war financiers, for example, and a desperate populace caught between doing what is right and saving their own skins. Unfortunately, unless you are a military buff, this may not be enough to keep you interested.

Kevin Clay does a very good job with his performance and is a pleasure to listen to.

This is a story for military enthusiasts and US government and corporate greed-head haters. For those with less experience or interest in military minutia, you might be better off looking elsewhere. The story can get hard to follow and detailed to the point of tedium. There is great potential to this story buried in a less-than-believable plot.

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What made the experience of listening to Operation Enduring Unity, Omnibus Edition the most enjoyable?

I liked how three woman characters evolved gaining respect and power. I liked the lessons regarding responsibility. I liked how one especially evil person met his/her end. I liked the message of forgiveness and healing.

What other book might you compare Operation Enduring Unity, Omnibus Edition to and why?

I don't have a book in mind but I do have a movie in mind. The movie is called Idiocracy.

In the movie an average IQ solider is sent to the future and he ends up being the smartest person in the world because the more intelligent people practiced birth control and the idiots overpopulated and took over the world.

In this book all the idiots are also in charge running things.

What about Kevin Clay’s performance did you like?

He did an over all good job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was a long multi-volume book that required several sittings.

Any additional comments?

This is a satirical novel that I think some commentators took too seriously. It is also a fable as well as a modern day retelling of the civil war.

Starting with a blotched assassination and through a comedy of errors of political and military bumblings, sensational one sided news coverage (done for ratings and not accuracy) and the influence of big business and special interests; the U.S. is plunged into a civil war. The lame duck president's term is extended by congress and he is made out to be a dictator.

Things escalate with power hungry inept grandiose politicians and military leaders. Big business wanting to make war time profits fuel the fires and the news agencies wanting high ratings worsen the chaos with untrue sensationalized news reports.

When the president finally starts acting like the dictator he is accused of being stability finally occurs. One mislead idealistic female militia member finally gets enlightened and becomes a true heroine. Another female soldier who has more smarts leadership abilities and common sense than any of the military leaders comes to the attention of the president and is put in charge of a special department with power, which also helps to bring an end to the conflict. One intelligent talented female reporter finally gains the standing she needs to report the news in a way that is more objective. I thought it was interesting that three woman who were under valued low clogs in the begging of the book ended up being very influential showing more common sense, bravery, and influence than the original men who were in charge.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2015
  • Publisher: R A Peters