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  • Deadly Straits

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. E. McDermott
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    When marine engineer and very part-time spook Tom Dugan becomes collateral damage in the War on Terror, he's not about to take it lying down. Falsely implicated in a hijacking, he's offered a chance to clear himself by helping the CIA snare their real prey, Dugan's best friend, London ship owner Alex Kairouz. Reluctantly, Dugan agrees to go undercover in Alex's company, despite doubts about his friend's guilt. Once undercover, Dugan's steadfast refusal to accept Alex's guilt puts him at odds not only with his CIA superiors, but also with a beautiful British agent with whom he's romantically involved.

    Robin says: "A must read Suspense Thriller!"
    "A must read Suspense Thriller!"
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    Where does Deadly Straits rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have just completed "The Eye of the Tiger" and I consider "Deadly Straits" to be far more engaging.Deadly Straits is right at the top of our list of audiobooks. I am legally blind and audiobooks are necessary, therefore and needless to say, I have listened to quite a few. My wife enjoys soaking in the bathtub, listening to audiobooks and she, also, thoroughly enjoyed "Deadly Straits".


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot is never bogged down and keeps moving. It also keeps one guessing and has surprising twists and turns. I was pleasantly surprised as I usually surmise what will happen long before it does happen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of my favorite parts was when they figured out who the true culprit was on the ship


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    For the first time since reading the first couple of novels of W.E.B. Griffin and Tom Clancy, I actually enjoyed every aspect of this book and waited for the next sentence. For me personally, it is the first time in over 10 years that my interest was keep totally captivated until the end of the novel.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a person who stays very busy on complex issues of crime, deception and skulduggery. I was not prepared for the final scene but I was thoroughly captivated and impressed by the final scene. It has been a long time coming that we find a writer capable of challenging the likes of Clancy or Griffin. I am impatiently waiting for Mr. McDermott's other books to become available on audiobooks. And, to all suspense/thriller novelists and enthusiasts - Beware! R.E. McDermott HAS arrived.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Coast

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By R. E. McDermott
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely. With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British governments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews.

    Robin says: "Could Not Stop Listening"
    "Could Not Stop Listening"
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    Would you listen to Deadly Coast again? Why?

    Yes. It was a consistently flowing storyline that kept me involved in the book to the point of not wanting to stop listening and to discover the next twist of the plot.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deadly Coast?

    The ending of Deadly Coast, when the pirates were given the two tankers was most memorable to me. It was a perfect ending to the entire storyline.


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    I liked his ability to keep the storyline moving.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! I could not stop listening to it or even go to sleep until I finished it.


    Any additional comments?

    Now having read both books, I am convinced that RE McDermott is capable of producing a far better book than Tom Clancy. His books are fast paced and have great plots and storylines. I can barely wait until the next book. I am hooked.

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