Book Reviews of Flight of the Old Dog (Patrick McLanahan, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)

Flight of the Old Dog (Patrick McLanahan, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Flight of the Old Dog - Patrick McLanahan, Bk 1 - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Dale Brown, Peter Waldren (Narrator)
Audio Books swap for two (2) credits.
ISBN-13: 9780671672331
ISBN-10: 0671672339
Publication Date: 10/15/1988
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Dale Brown is just at the top of his game. From start to finish it is solid edge of the seat suspense. This gentleman has the power to hold your interest from start to finish. Dale Brown is a great writer.
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Helpful Score: 2
Dan Brown at his military best. He is a great tech writer for military buffs and the plot was OK for the era it was written in. I do recomend it for aviation fans because as far as I can tell, not being an airforce pilot just an airforce wife, very accurate in the details.
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OK plot, not a big D.B. fan.
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When the Soviet Union masters "Star Wars" technology, rendering the U.S.'s arsenal of nuclear missiles impotent, America's only hope lies in The Old Dog Zero One--a battle-scarred bomber fully renovated with enough weaponry and stealth hardware to earn it the nickname, "Megafortress".
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"The unthinkable has happeded. The Soviet Union has mastered "Star Wars" technologh before the US..."
GREAT read....
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Very good read This book got me into Dale Brown
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Good military action novel, but it contained a lot of technical jargon/information. At first I tried to keep up with the technical passages, but eventually I just skimmed over them.
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This is a fun little sci-fi/military fiction about an older plane being used as a testbed for new technology becoming the most important single aircraft in the whole world.

This is set back a few years, with the Cold War still running strong, and some of the 'futuristic' technology feels a little dated and cumbersome, but is still believable.
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Classic Dale Brown, and the book that brought him to the forefront of military fiction writers. Highly recommended!
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Flight of the Old Dog is the runaway bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Dale Brown. It is the riveting story of America's military superiority being surpassed as our greatest enemy masters space-to-Earth weapons technology-neutralizing the U.S. arsenal of nuclear missiles. America's only hope: The Old Dog Zero One, a battle-scarred bomber fully renovated with modern hardware-and equipped with the deadliest state-of-the-art armaments known to man
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2 tapes, 3 hours abridged. Read by Peter Waldren.
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From Publishers Weekly
It is not the Reagan Administration that has secretly been developing a Strategic Defense Initiative in this first book by retired USAF Captain Brown, but the Soviets, and as soon as the system comes on line, the Russians flagrantly attack American intelligence and military craft with their laser weapon. The President and his advisors appeal to the UN Security Council; they even dispatch sophisticated B-1 bombers and a new, armed space satellite, but both are thwarted, and the U.S. is left dangerously incapable of detecting a missile launch from the eastern U.S.S.R. Desperate, they decide to send a souped-up veteran B-52 bomber, the Old Dog, and its expert navigator Patrick McLanahan on a crucial mission into Siberia to neutralize the death ray. Brown knows his airborne and naval high-tech equipment and the cockpit bantering of crews, and can tell a basically interesting story. He does not, however, examine the frightening political consequences of the superpowers trading shots. The novel's excitement is essentially that of a boy's adventure fantasy rather than the well-realized suspense of a credible thriller. 75,000 first printing; $75,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections; Military Book Club selection; author tour.