Tom Clancy's Net Force #7: State Of War Audio Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook
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About the Author
Tom Clancy is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels including Rainbow Six, Executive Orders, and Debt of Honor. Steve Pieczenik is the author of State of Emergency and co-creator of Tom Clancy's Op-Center series.
Top Customer Reviews
This, to me, was the worst of the novel's flaws, but it is hardly its only one. Tyrone's sudden miraculous superhuman sharpshooting ability was comically unbelievable because it had no foundation built for it in any prior novel -- worse, it came across as the cliched 'boy genius saves the day' syndrome made so hated by Wesley Crusher and Macaulay Culkin. None of the main characters (Alex, Toni, Jay, Howard) experience any significant personal growth or character development, and many beloved secondary characters are entirely absent. And many of the novel's substories and plot threads were not only uninteresting, but are left sloppily unresolved. What was the argument Tyrone could not think of? Whatever happened to Joan?
I'm fond of the series' characters after having watched them grow and live their lives throughout six other novels, so I may still pick up whatever novel is written next, mostly out of blind hope that future novels won't be as awful as this one was. But it hurt to see the characters be such pale imitations of their former selves.Read more ›
Examples of where this book is flawed:
1. Extensive discussion of handguns and target practice that does very little to add to or advance the plot.
2. The attempted seduction of Michaels - weak. And the boss of the seductress who would benefit from this doesn't seem to know what she is doing.
3. Does your teenage babysitter just happen to carry his 22 target pistol with him when he comes to take care of your child?
4. What do the random shootings of several police officiers and a biker bar have to do with anything in the story line?
5. As one reviewer mentioned, the ending just reeks. Why would there not be guards to help protect the location? Why can Net Force just wipe out a person who just happens to be involved in a law suit against Net Force and no one seems to care enough to even investigate? Segways accross the desert?
I did like Jay's VR stuff even though it is a bit overblown.
All in all, I would not waste money on this book. A lame effort by all involved.
I am drawing the line now on the books with the authors now under the second author under Clancy.
I have read the first 100 pages so far and had to put this out there so that others could avoid wasting their money. The book is very revisionist and the authors, whoever they are, are prosyletizing the whole time.
Examples of this start with the General getting into a debate with his son on the merits of capitalism. They divert into a multi-page .... of why downloading mp3's is stealing and how it hurts capitalism and intellectual property. Thank you but this is supposed to be a good read not a lesson in ethics.
In revisionist fashion, 9/11 is backfilled into the backdrop. It has not been mentioned in previous books which all occur after 9/11 but now conveniently it is dropped in the book in the year 2013. 9/11 was bad enough for all Americans without the opportunist authors changing the sequence. It doesn't add anything to the story.
The authors then pretend to be current by sticking in Net Force members arriving on Segway's. Please, just tell a story and develop it without having to draw upon extraneous material.
I hesitate to read the rest of the book but so far very disappointing. Tom seems to be okay with sullying his name in order to make more money but if it continues I am sure it will backfire.
Most recent customer reviews
I do have similar view several Net Force books back but this one really wins it - and makes me write this. Could anyone tell the authors not to continue as they seem to forever??? Read morePublished on June 20 2004
To be honest, I haven't read the whole book. I am the type of person who once I start reading a book I will read it regardless of how good or bad it is. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2003 by krbvroc1
This seventh book in the now stale Net Force series offers nothing new and is better left alone. The Net Force series started off fresh but the books have since grown forced and... Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2003 by B. Bukowski
My wife picked this up for me - she thought I might enjoy Tom Clancy. In fact I do - but this isn't really Tom Clancy at all and, in fact, I'm embarrassed for him. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2003 by Andy
I have to agree that this book does not live up to the expectations of anything associated with Tom Clancy. The book was a fast read for me. Read morePublished on June 27 2003 by Rico
This is by far the worst Tom Clancy's (or franchise) novel to date. It got so much un-interesting facts / drama / nonsense, that keep me guesing.. where is the good stuff??? Read morePublished on May 12 2003
Net Force - State of War is a total waste of the reader's time. Mr. Clancy should be embarrassed to have his name associated with it. Read morePublished on March 30 2003
Like most of the other Net Force junkies, I've been waiting for quite a while for the next installment. Sadly, I was dissappointed. Read morePublished on March 14 2003 by S. Tallarico