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by Dale Brown

  • ISBN: 0671672320
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Dale Brown
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition edition (October 15, 1988)
  • FB2 size: 1935 kb
  • EPUB size: 1197 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 823
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Be sure you’ve got time before you start this book. Like all of dale brown’s books, this book can’t be put down.

Be sure you’ve got time before you start this book.

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From the bestselling author of Flight of the Old Dog comes this shattering novel of the ultimate Middle East crisis. Iran has been invaded. Air Force captain Dale Brown is the author of several best-selling tion-adventure novels: Flight of the Old Dog (1987), Silver Tower (1988), Day of the Cheetah (1989), Hammerheads (1990), Sky Masters (1991), Night of the Hawk (1992), Chains of Command (1993), Storming. Heaven (1994) and Shadows of Steel (1996).

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In 1992, America is on the brink of nuclear war after the Soviets invade Iran, and the key to the world's future may lie in an experimental space station-the Silver Tower-capable of destroying Soviet missiles.

Silver Tower is a technothriller written by Dale Brown. The paperback publication of the novel was a New York Times bestseller. Armstrong Space Station, known as the Silver Tower, is the first military station built by the United States to defend against ballistic missiles.

The cable ran from the command module out across space and connected to a port in America's cargo bay; the spaceplane had been secured beside Silver Tower by having America's manipulator arm grasp and hold the station's central keel. A few consoles had been removed on America's flight deck and a hasty rewiring job had also been managed there. Jon, we'll be ready to transmit in a few minutes," Saint-Michael radioed to Hampton aboard America. Roger," Hampton replied.

Shipwide message broadcast for all personnel. Saint-Michael shifted restlessly in his seat. gram the space-based radar unit for its next pass over the Persian Gulf conflict area. The command module was crowded with all of Silver Tower’s crewmembers, including the two civilian scientists and Will and Sontag of the space shuttle Enterprise, now docked on one of the space station’s shuttle-docking bays on a resupply mission. Armstrong, this is Nimitz.

It is 1992 and Silver Tower is America's first permanent space station, used in defence against intercontinental ballistic missiles.

item 7 Silver Tower, Brown, Dale, Very Good Book -Silver Tower, Brown, Dale, Very Good Book. See all 20. People who bought this also bought. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- People who bought this also bought. Hammerheads by Dale Brown (Paperback, 1991). It is 1992 and Silver Tower is America's first permanent space station, used in defence against intercontinental ballistic missiles. As the Middle East war between Iran and Iraq escalates, the Russians and Americans are drawn into the first limited nuclear war in space.

The most sophisticated laser defense system ever. It is called Silver Tower. And it will change the balance of world power forever.

Publisher Description. And America responds in a grueling counterattack by air, by sea - and by a brave new technology that will redefine war. The most sophisticated laser defense system ever. Mysteries & Thrillers.

The year is 1992, and a superpower conflict on earth has led to the first duel in space. A handful of courageous men and women are looking through the cross hairs of the world's most advanced and secret weaponry--as the United States and Russia prepare to fight a war that will change history forever.
Reviews about Silver Tower (7):
This was my first purchase of an ABRIDGED audiobook and I understood that when I bought it. I have read Silver Tower at least 4 times. It was one of my "feel good" books. Thus, I knw the book pretty well before I listened to this audiobook.

In general the book is there but certain scenes were clearly omitted or greatly shortened. It was a little annoying that certain scenes were greatly shortened. For instance, a Backfire bomer attack scene started like the book but ended very quickly. Like it mentioned a cruiser was sent north to intercept the bomber along with the Tomcat. Then 2-3 sentances later it states all the Backfires were shot down. I know the book had a bit more than that.

There were cleary scenes added to the book. For instances, there an eye to eye visiual between the Russian space commander piloting his Elektron within 10 meters of Silver Tower and General Saint James through his space widows. The passage decribes the Russian commander identifiying the general and his feelings on his action.. Alsowe do not find out the climatic battle for the Nimitz battlegroup is occuring until after the space battle.

Whoever abridged this audiobook apparently tried to make the story more humanistic. Romance between Ann Page and the General and the Russian space commander feelings toward the Silver Tower.

Overall, I would have to give this audiobook a 3.5 star. But I do not understand why abridge a top-selling novel to save 1-2 hours on it. This will make me think twice before getting an abridged audiobook. At least it got the spirit of the book.
Dale Brown has to be one of the best military story tellers out there. He puts you right in the middle of the action in every book.
Love this series by Dale Brown. Great price, fast ship, great condition. Would use them again.
Too bad international agreements prevent us from having this type of space platform! Why do I need 7 more words after my first sentence?
Great books, keeps you in the book until the end, the book was in good condition. A good mixture of high tech and drama.
This is my second attempt at a Dale Brown book. I’ll start with what’s good. First off, the book has a good depiction of life in space, and the technical challenges astronauts face. On the political side, all points of view were presented. I also found it ironic that what the United States is doing in the Middle East now is the same thing the Russians were doing in the book, resulting in this late 80s tale not being dated at all. Though the chapters are somewhat lengthy, they’re paced well, and the scene breaks occur at the right times. The characters are likable and believable too.
A few problems:
The story has redundancy issues with the space missions. For example, Ann’s shuttle launch dream took away some of the impact of the actual shuttle launch. Moreover, I felt she and her comrades should have been stuck on the station after the first attack, and stayed there until the end of the book. Sending them back to earth, and then flying them back up (which required yet another shuttle launch sequence) drove me nuts. In a book like this, people should be fired into space only once. The same went for the Russian Space Planes. After a while, I felt I was stuck in a Star Trek time loop.
The battle scenes were generally good, but the further you go into the story, the more confusing they get. And the climatic fight in the end was almost unreadable. Worse, I can’t even tell you how the book ended! Was it a victory? Who won? Was it a stalemate? Cliffhanger? Are we being set up for a sequel? Please explain!
Uggghhh, even though this was better than Flight of the Old Dog, which I wasn’t able to get through, I was still disappointed. Then again, these are his early books, perhaps his later works are better.
Dale Brown is excellent author. Information is very accurate in aircraft and weapons development. I would recommend all is books dealing with aerospace.

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