The Devil's Waters : USAF Pararescue Thrillers

  • by David L. Robbins
  • Narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Series: USAF Pararescue Thrillers
  • 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

David L. Robbins, author of the war classic War of the Rats, delivers another heart-stopping, deeply researched military adventure, this time right off today’s front pages.
The US military’s most highly trained and elite unit is the US Air Force pararescuers, known as PJs. All battle-hardened vets, their motto is "That Others May Live". Their singular mission is CSAR: Combat Search and Rescue. But, off the Horn of Africa, one PJ unit is tasked with a desperate assignment that goes against its oath: Take down a cargo ship full of secrets that’s been captured by Somali pirates. The team doesn’t hesitate, because one of its own is already on board the hijacked ship. There, they will face ruthless Yusuf Raage, a pirate leader who will sacrifice anything and anyone to keep his captured ship. The PJs have only one hour before the ship is destroyed by a missile, with all hands and cargo aboard.


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Customer Reviews

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A good Military action novel

I am so glad to see a book about the United States Air Force. At times I feel the authors have forgotten this service. This is a highly engaging fast pace military action story. A big freighter is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the cargo is top secret, the order goes out get it back at all costs. The only unit close by is a USAF Para-rescue Jumpers (PJ) a combat search and rescue group stationed in Djibouti. They are usually not a combat operation unit but all the men are combat trained medical rescue people. Robbins spend a considerable amount of time researching this book both military framework and the characters. The amount of time spent on character building would imply Robbins is planning this to be a series rather than a stand alone book. There is lots of action, suspense and thrills in the book to keep one glued to the story. If you enjoy a military action story this book is for you. If you wish to learn a bit about the horn of Africa this book would interest you. Benjamin L Darcie did a good job reading the story.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Ridiculous story line

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story line could be reasonable.

Has The Devil's Waters turned you off from other books in this genre?

I stopped listening to the book with an hour and 20 minutes left, because the story line was so ridiculous and treated the PJs as if the were totally inept.

What aspect of Benjamin L. Darcie’s performance would you have changed?

It was okay.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Devil's Waters?

Many of the fighting scenes would have been edited to eliminate discussions that would not have occurred at the time. The actions of the PJs to the hostage situation would be rewritten.

Any additional comments?

I would not recommend this book to anyone. It is not realistic and an injustice to real life PJs.

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- Dennis Abarr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-30-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio