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Performance of the story is terrific, however ,the basis of the story line does not seem plausible to me. Going all the way to Asia to train commandos in underwater activity and counteracting piracy? The book has a lot of errors (typo's?)..like a several hundred foot yacht that can only handle 20 people?
The story characters are as good as usual, and the narrator is excellent. I hope the next book holds together as good as the first 5 did.
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As others have said, this book was written by Ryan Sear just using John Ringo's characters.
Apart from being a horrible writer, Mr. Sear doesn't seem to "get" the series. The Keldara characters are all flat and interchangeable, where they actually had interesting personalities in the books John RIngo actually wrote.
In the first 5 books, the "bad guys" were terrorist groups. In this one, the "bad guys" are Asian organized crime. How interesting do you think an action book about US special forces vs mafia hitmen would be? This one is worse. A team of elite soldiers takes on an organized crime family's headquarters..now there's a one-sided fight that's not worth the listen.
In between the short and boring action sequences, the author tries to convince us he's actually read the first 5 books. He does this in the from of Grandpa Simpson style style stories interjected at random places that sound like senile ramblings.
The story itself meanders in a similar way, there's no flow to it and no real story. Just a bunch of random stuff happens for no real reason, some of it is loosely related, the Kildar is there for some of it, and the characters do weird things totally out of character.
Even Jeremy Arthur who did a fantastic job narrating the first 5 books sounds like he's having a hard time not falling asleep as he's reading this crap. I can sympathize with him, he really earned his paycheck this time around.
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Would you listen to Tiger by the Tail again? Why?
like I said above, it is such a great story line, I cried, and laughed, and wished I had such a talent.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Tiger by the Tail?
The battles, and the way in which they were described, by a very realistic orator? If I spelt that correctly.
Which character – as performed by Jeremy Arthur – was your favourite?
A very difficult question, as I became so involved in the book.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes the death of certain characters, who I had wanted to live, but then that is true to life.
Any additional comments?
keep writing, you have changed the quality of my life, I suffered an industrial injury in 1975, 9 days after I married, I lost my wife, my job and my home,and then in 1999 a drunk drove his car into me, so my life was a bit of a mess, incredibly you lifted that, and brought laughter and tears back into my life, and in simple truth, Life is a gift, to be enjoyed, keep writing.
If you could sum up Tiger by the Tail in three words, what would they be?
Continues on from the previous 5 books in the series, so if you enjoyed those then you will like this one also.
But start at the beginning as Paladin of Shadows is a fantastic series and the books and characters do follow on, a must read for any John Ringo fans.
While not hard Science fiction when compared to his other books, this series introduces many of the themes and big ideas that he develops in other books like the Troy Rising series, Legacy of the Aldenata and in The Last Centurion.