Date: July 29, 2003
Reviewed: Audio CD - Unabridged edition
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Action / Adventure / Military
Read by David McCallum
Barracuda 945 is a black Russian nuclear submarine whose
secretive purchase is meant to throw off American intelligence.
All those involved fear America discovering their terrorist plans.
Their targets are on the West Coast of the U.S., a supposedly unmonitored
modern day enemies band with former American enemies and a former
SAS commando named Ray Kerman, all wanting to hit "The Great
Satan" where it hurts - its security and its economy. Plausible
or not, this plot certainly makes for an interesting military thriller.
National Security Adviser Arnold Morgan's latest adventure will
have readers spellbound as the black submarine carries its fatal
cargo and evil crew through the deep dark sea to their target.
thriller is quite current, using actual American enemies in the
story line, along with two of our most recent Presidents, Clinton
and Bush. In fact, the narrator's political opinion concerning how
this fictional version of America got into such a vulnerable state
resonates with familiarity. (Former President Clinton may not want
to pick this one up.)
David McCallum (made famous on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) reads
the audio book version of Barracuda 945. McCallum approaches
the storyline and dialogue in a mellow, dramatic tone. There are
times, as the terrorists' evil plans play out, that McCallum announces
the results in an ominous, chilling tone. It's enough to make the
skin crawl, it's that good.
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