Control Point : Shadow Ops

  • by Myke Cole
  • Narrated by Corey Jackson
  • Series: Shadow Ops
  • 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Myke Cole is an expert at ratcheting up suspense and delivering pulse-pounding adventure that leaves audiences breathless. In Shadow Ops: Control Point, the world has seemingly gone mad. People are waking up with magical powers, such as the ability to raise the dead or call forth storms. The only thing staving off a plunge into chaos is the Supernatural Operations Corps, headed by Oscar Britton. But when Oscar exhibits a power of his own, the hunter becomes the hunted.

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What the Critics Say

"Cross The For­ever War with Witch­world, add in the real world mod­ern mil­i­tary of Black Hawk Down, and you get Control Point, the mile-a-minute story of some­one try­ing to find pur­pose in a war he never asked for." (Jack Camp­bell, New York Times Bestselling author of "The Lost Fleet" series)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

get on with it

What disappointed you about Control Point?

Got tired of the plot dragging and the characters contstant whining. It was a struggle just to get through it. If it wasn't on audio, I would have never finished it.


Would you ever listen to anything by Myke Cole again?

No


Have you listened to any of Corey Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No


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

Good concept. Plenty of potential


Any additional comments?

Poorly executed by author

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- Eugene

Satire About the Contemporary Military Experience

I haven't finished the book. But, I want to speak against many of the negative reviews.

This is satire. So, when people liken the book to Haldeman's Forever War, they are really talking about the second half of that book.

The book really thinks about social equality and inequality, the use of contractors and indigenous people in American military expeditions, and the bureaucratic messes involved in that.

Further, the narrator is very expressive. However, he is African American and the viewpoint character is also African American. If you don't know that version of American English, then you might not appreciate his skill.

This is good science fiction in its political, fabulous, best.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books