Tier One : Tier One

  • by Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by Ray Porter
  • Series: Tier One
  • 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a world violated by terror, the old lines have blurred. Meet the next generation of covert ops.
John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.
But how does a man torn between duty and revenge walk the line and preserve his soul?
As Dempsey struggles with the games of spies, the case propels him across the globe in a desperate effort to prevent a new, horrifying attack on American soil.
Once, John Dempsey followed orders blindly. Now he sees behind the curtain, and the security of the civilized world rests on one question: Can a Tier One Navy SEAL adapt and become the world's most lethal spy?

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Hours and hours and hours of set-up

This isn't a bad book, just badly edited with a very curious story-arc.

The first couple of hours has seemingly hundreds of people flitting through and it totally confused me who was who. I hung in there. In the event all those people, bar one or two, are never heard of again. So don't stress if you can't remember all the names.

There are then two long sections - maybe five hours in total, or more - setting up the fact that the main guy was a Seal and has a grudge. Then there are another 4 hours covering the section where he joins a super secret organisation whose aims apparently coincide with his own, grudge-wise. Much training and bickering. Eventually, a mission comes their way. There is a bit of dashing about and lickety split the whole thing is wrapped-up. Hooyah! As the Seals apparently say.

It is easy to imagine this book being written by two people. Each of them adding in yet more detail and background and overlooking the fact that this is kinda supposed to be an adventure story with thrilling bits. Somehow none of the main characters never quite grabbed me emotionally. I didn't really care what happened to any of them. Not a good sign.

What totally saves the whole experience is the fabulous narration by Ray Porter. He is right up there at the top of the narration tree. I immediately searched for other books narrated by him. Great work.

I can see these two have written another book. I imagine that one must be better as they might be able to get down to the action a bit more briskly. Of course, they may spend the first three quarters of the book recapping the previous story. Which wouldn't be a total shock looking at the self-indulgent story telling in this one.

I couldn't really recommend this book to anyone. There are better books in this genre to be had.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio