A Desert Called Peace : Carrera

  • by Tom Kratman
  • Narrated by James Fouhey
  • Series: Carrera
  • 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He raised an army against those who took everything from him.
They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the "Salafi Ikhwan" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted. From the pile of rubble and the pillar of fire that mark the last resting place of Linda Hennessey and her children arises a new warrior - Carrera, scourge of the Salafis. He will forge an army of ruthless fanatics from the decrepit remains of failed state's military. He will wage war across half a world. He will find those who killed his family. He will destroy them, and those who support them, utterly, completely, without restraint or remorse. Only when he is finished will there be peace: the peace of an empty wind as it blows across a desert strewn with the bones of Carrera's enemies.

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The description is better than the execution

Was this Tom Kratman's first book? It read like it. Long, boring political discourses punctuated by a few poorly done battle scenes and some "evil antagonist" dialog. Or I guess the earthers up in space were the evil antagonists. I'm not giving away any plot I hope if I say that. No, I can't be. The plot was so disjointed and difficult to follow at times that it was hard to tell the players.

Seriously, the author seemed to get too caught up in political theory and how evil the liberal, environmentally active... and whatever other anti-conservative names he could think of, organizations were misbehaving than with making the story work. Oh yeah. Arabs are also evil. Well, they're all evil except the English speaking, whiskey drinking Arabs he likes.

If you're a very conservative Rush Limbaugh fan and enjoy reading political theory with some story and a little action every now and then, you might enjoy this book. I cannot recommend it though. To me it was one-dimensional, with poorly drawn characters and a thin plot and story line.
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- Daniel "I am a 67 yo disabled Vet who lives in N. Texas. I was a medic in the Army during the Viet Nam war, got an MS in ecology and just retired."

Good Listen!

Took a chance on this one being I was not familar with the author. Overall this was very enjoyable. I will grant that the writer used events from our real world history in the plot but that is okay. What he did with them is what matters. Am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

Recommended!
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios