adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In an engagement that many had said was inevitable, the United States and China had exchanged opening shots. While conducting a Freedom of Operations mission, a US destroyer had been sunk by Chinese forces placed on a disputed man-made island. Twelve American sailors rescued from the waters were held captive by China, claiming them to be prisoners of war. In response, the United States mounted a rescue effort while also striking at the Chinese military installation.

Fearing retaliation and to be in a position of strength, both countries sortied their fast-attack submarine fleets. Will the leader of the powerful nations attempt to reduce regional tensions or will the two nuclear nations continue their plunge toward a war? 

©2021 John O'Brien (P)2021 John O'Brien

What listeners say about Tipping Point: Escalation

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    47
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    41
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    41
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

loving this series

What a great addition to the series I am really enjoying all of it and the narration as always is top notch

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book by John O'Brien one of his best

the best of the best by John O'Brien this book is very very good I can't wait for the next one thank you John O'Brien for giving us all the great books you have

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • TW
  • 04-19-22

Outline for a real novel.

It felt like an outline for a full novel. It needs to. E fleshed out. Almost no characters and no characters that last longer than a chapter. The military lingo is way off and the author does have an understanding of military tactics or capabilities.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Captivating

This series of books isn’t complicated but the author has researched the technical points of the story line well. Because of the current state of world affairs this story line is timely and captivating. Interesting but not complicated.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

exciting

Exciting (especially at 1.3x speed) and fascinating book. Not great literature (little character development, poor editing, etc.) but i loved it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • B
  • 01-21-22

WW3 continues, largely under the sea

I liked the focus on submarine warfare and the silent service in this one. It would make sense in this modern age, given the two forms were trying limit the battle space. Could use a bit more character attachment, although the president is somewhat of a staple character at this point.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

John does it again!

Once again he has written a book that pulls you into it like you are really there. Beautiful descriptions and wonderful personal perspectives of the characters.
I would advise you first listen to the first book in this series. Also, listen to his other series’s, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

better then the first book!

great story, fast moving and love the detail in the plot. can not wait to the next one is ready

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great second book

This was a great second book in this series can’t wait for the next one