Harvard’s Education

Format:
book, ebook & Audiobook

For ebook and print – the TDD series has been combined into sets of 2 or 3 books. (depending on the version you hunt down)

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Senior Chief “Harvard” Becker believes that there is no room for women in a combat zone. It’s too dangerous, too tough . . . and with P.J. involved, too distracting. He might respect her sharp intellect and her shooting abilities, but he still doesn’t want the responsibility of making sure she stays alive. But P.J. isn’t a woman who backs down easily, and to her mind, Harvard has a lot to learn. She just doesn’t expect him to be so eager to instruct her on other subjects . . . like trust, desire and maybe even love.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter but clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Update 8/9/19: I read this a few years ago, but when the series showed up in Audible Escape* I decided to give the audiobook a try. This book is one of my favorites of the series and clocks in at 4 stars for the story, but narration leaves a lot to be desired.

Brockmann does what she does best here and gives us a strong female lead in PJ (probably only surpassed by Alyssa Locke in her Troubleshooters series). Harvard Becker learns he isn’t as enlightened as he thought he was – but he does learn. There’s also considerably more action in this book than in the previous few which is excellent.

*Audible has since discontinued the Escape program.

Narration:
I’m not sure what the deal is as the narrator is listed at Maia Guest, but introduced in the Audio as Gabra Zackman. However, it sounds like Guest. It’s still not great, but markedly better and tolerable. (I almost didn’t listen because the narration of Everyday Average Jones was terrible.) She still doesn’t have a distinct voice for male characters and tends to drop accents/voices mid-sentence/conversation. Makes it difficulty to tell sometimes who is actually speaking. Again, I wouldn’t buy this production, but as a part of the Audible Escape package I was satisfied. I will go back to reading this story in the future.

About the author:
After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts.

You can connect with Suzanne Brockmann here: (Rellim’s note: She’s most active on Twitter.)

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