Time Bomb Ticking

  • by Hyrum Laney
  • Narrated by Richard Rieman
  • 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Espionage was nothing new to Captain Larry McGraw and the crew of the USS Charlotte, a Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine. But this mission certainly was. Docked onto the hull of his sub was the new, state-of-the-art Advanced SEAL Delivery System, complete with 16 highly trained SEALs. Orders from the White House were simple, yet clear. Penetrate the Bo Hai Bay - a mere 100 miles from Beijing - and linger while the SEALS conduct nighttime missions. Simple, as long as they weren't detected. But if spotted inside the shallow bay, the orders were clear. McGraw couldn't let the Charlotte or the ASDS fall into Chinese hands, even if it meant destroying both.

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Good story but a little hard to follow.

 I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the narrator.

I was intrigued by the description of this book. A political thriller/naval intelligence.
I am surrounded by a military lifestyle daily so my interest in this book was great.

To be honest, the first several chapters had me wondering if I was going to be able to get through the entire book and then it picked up and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.
Navy Seals and submarines, Chinese freighters and kidnapped Chinese women. My curiosity peaked and I needs to hear more.
It was a great Naval Intelligence story!

I extremely impressed with narrator, he told the story like he was living it himself.

Overall, great book!
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- Karen

Seals on a Mission

When the USS Charlotte is sent to Bo Hai Bay with the Advance Seal Delivery System (ASDS) Captain McGraw expected things to get tense. What he didn't expect was to find a ship graveyard or kidnapped Chinese women or a secret the Chinese will kill to keep hidden. The discovery of the women leads to a discovery of an explosive new device that the Charlotte needs to figure out fast...or risk starting WWIII!

I enjoyed this listen. It kept my interest and I wanted to know how it ended. The listen is a definite set up for a series as nothing is decided and not many answers are given when the end comes. The characters are well drawn and have a depth that pulls you into the story. It is a fun clandestine, secret ops story that gives you enough to keep you interested but doesn't give away any secrets. You will definitely have to listen to the 2nd installment if you want to know much of anything.

The narration was good and Richard Rieman was able to differentiate between the characters so that you knew who was speaking at any given time. The Chinese women were somewhat stereotypical (I was hoping one of them would offer surprising assistance or resistance) but the voices were decent and didn't take me out of the story. I had to slow this one down to 1.25 as Rieman talks more quickly than my normal 1.5 listening speed could handle.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.
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- Reg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2017
  • Publisher: Rock Creek Press