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Publisher's Summary

Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the New York Times best-selling authors of Tom Clancy's Act of Valor and featuring a chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines scenario.
Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded - leaving the country in terrible danger.
But when terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country leaving men, women, and children dead or mutilated, the President executes an emergency order to bring back Op-Center - an Op-Center capable of dealing with the high-tech crises of the 21st Century, and there is a lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi Prince with ambitions of controlling the world’s oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the America homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center, using sophisticated technology, realize what is about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?
©2014 Jack Ryan Limited Partnership and S&R Literary, Inc. (P)2014 Macmillan Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By M. Herring on 07-21-14

Very Disappointed

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Scott Sowers?

Tom Clancy is great but this book isn't written by him. The story is slow and misses our all the classical Clancy details.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?


Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Sowers?

He was a little dry but yes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Ryboman on 07-19-14

It is impossible to listen to this narrator.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Possibly the narrator's own children, if he has any

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I finally gave up on this book about a third of the way through. I might have finished it if there was a better narrator, but I would not waste a credit on another in this series if the same writers are used. Every few minutes I hear words that make me cringe knowing Clancy would never have written them. The whole thing is an insult to Clancy's name.

Somebody is just cashing in on the brand. There is a much better transition in the Jack Ryan series. I give Mark Greaney credit for this as author. I would try another Op Center if Greaney's name is attached to it and if it had a better narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

There is no way this guy could improve. If a bit of exaggeration is permitted, I would say that he sounds like Alvin the Chipmunk. He is just reading the book line by line. There is no voice distinction between characters; his attempts at emotion are not believable. In fairness, he does do an Arabic accent which, while not great, isn't horrible. But, it just sounds like Alvin the Chipmunk doing an ok Arabic accent. I have over a hundred titles in my library and Mr Sowers is by far the worst narrator. From now on, I will be listening to the sample clip before I buy waste any more credits.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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