Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CD ISBN 97807922740483 $112.95 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9780792742258 $69.95 Two MP3-CDs
Erik Steele has his work cut out for him narrating this jumble of a story that could more rightly be called "Falkland Islands War II." Instead it's entitled GHOST FORCE? in reference to the shadowy presence of Russia in manipulating Argentina and England into going to war. Erik Steele beautifully interprets numerous accents, from huffing Russian generals to stuffy British politicians and fervent Argentineans. However, his Australian political advisor sounds off the mark; Steele plays him way too young and sounding far too much like Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Ultimately, the story falls short. It's too much hot lead and derring-do and not enough careful plotting. Listen if you like action sagas and are not troubled by inconsistencies and unnecessary plot twists. M.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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