Smashwords book reviews by RetCPO1

  • Navy Daze on Dec. 18, 2015

    This ia great book filled with many stories about becoming a sailor, going from boot camp through years of service in the Navy. It brought many good memories of my own time aboard ships at sea. The author is good at describing his many close friends and their times out on liberty running around.
  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Dec. 18, 2015

    I am a retired Navy Chief. I've been on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier during ops. I can tell you that Torres has nailed it with this story. As advertised, it is full of suspense and thrills. Recommended for anyone who likes strong characters, vivid descriptions, hi-tech action. Also recommended for anyone who wants to experience something amazing --> Aircraft Carrier Flight Ops.
  • Bottled on Jan. 21, 2016

    This is kinda quirky and random - seems like a writing exercise that goes off in multiple directions. There were a few parts that were interesting but nothing developed that hooked me in. Actually this is just dialog captured in a transcript with some comedy and tragedy mixed in.
  • The Secret of the Breakers on Feb. 06, 2016

    This story has lots of potential. The author put me on the beach in Cape May, and had me right along with the kids when they fell into a hole and found something unexpected. If revised with streamlined dialog and sharper descriptions, this story would be 5-stars for sure.
  • The Pirate on Feb. 06, 2016

    I really enjoyed the poetic language and imagery the author uses throughout this salty yarn. There are so many great little details described, from clothing, wind and salty waves, and so many more that make this story appeal to the senses. Another things that really made this story great was that it's dedicated to the 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes an epic poem that I'd heard of but hadn't read. This story inspired me to read it and it's awesome.