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Damascus Countdown: The Twelfth Imam Series, Book 3 | [Joel C. Rosenberg]

Damascus Countdown: The Twelfth Imam Series, Book 3

Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.
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Publisher's Summary

Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.

Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted top secret intelligence indicating that two Iranian nuclear warheads survived the attack and have been moved to a secure and undisclosed location. In danger not only from the ongoing war between Israel and Iran but also from the increasingly hostile governments in multiple countries, Shirazi and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before the most cataclysmic event in the history of the Middle East comes to pass.

©2013 Joel C. Rosenberg (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Ms. Lucy Fairfield, California 01-13-15
    Ms. Lucy Fairfield, California 01-13-15 Member Since 2014

    Books are a mainstay of my life! Even the preschoolers and toddlers in my care, have several hundred books, which I rotate based on need.

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    "Not a mystery - just RELIGION!"
    What would have made Damascus Countdown better?

    The entire story could have been told without the unbelievable religious messages - these were NOT insignificant bits - the author proselytized about the Christian faith throughout the entire book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything except by this author.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voices were great, with a few noticeable exceptions - there is a character in his 80ties and the voice Mr. Lane gave him actually made my ears hurt. He didn't have to go so overboard. Other voices were quite good.


    What character would you cut from Damascus Countdown?

    I wouldn't necessarily cut any characters, just the religious transformation so many had, and the huge number of Bible verses. Seriously, the author should have warned readers the book was going to be some window dressing for his "Come to Jesus" message.


    Any additional comments?

    One other thing to note - every chapter had one serious problem after another, with absolutely no breath of air. The author has written many books, so I'm pretty certain he understands that readers can be depressed for only so long. There was one massive problem after another, with nothing positive around the corner.The only reason I continued to listen was because I was certain something better had to happen. Sadly, the ending was just more of the Come to Jesus and see the wonders of the universe, message.This book was very, very disappointing.

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    Lowell Goetze 01-08-15
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    "Outstanding"

    Outstanding. Something significant will happen in the fall of 2015. Read The Mystery of the Shmetah by Joel Rosenberg next.

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    R Eric Hobbs 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Felt Real and possible"

    enjoyed this book and the 2nd in the series very much. may go back to hear the 1st since i started with #2. A lot of deep spiritual messages throughout, which i appreciated.

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    Amazon Customer 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Joel does it again write out of the park"

    I firmly enjoyed this book. I was totally enjoyed the witnessing of Christ to those around him and how I must do the same so that all must be hear the message of eternal life

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    Timothy Cartersville, GA, United States 06-16-14
    Timothy Cartersville, GA, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Edge of my Seat"
    If you could sum up Damascus Countdown in three words, what would they be?

    Breath Taking ........


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Bennet


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His skill as a actor narrator brings the book to like. Keeping you drawn in to the story in a way that you can't stop listening


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to books in my car while on business trips and this was one that I had to keep listening to even in the hotel room. I was amazed how easily this could happen in the world we live in or will still happen.

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    B. Adair texas 06-08-14
    B. Adair texas 06-08-14

    I love books with significance

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    "WOW"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend it to everyone who will listen


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, hard to stop when you get started. Extremely well written and read. Story is so exciting.

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    Lisa 06-06-14
    Lisa 06-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent finish to a good story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. We greatly enjoyed the story and the readers performance and would recommend this series to our brotherhood of book "listeners."


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David, the main character, was our favorite.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Our favorite scene in this book was when David arranged for an attack at the Mosque where he became a hero in the eyes of the enemy.


    Who was the most memorable character of Damascus Countdown and why?

    The most memorable was David's blind teacher and mentor.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 05-07-14
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 05-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Ending"

    Hopefully you listened to the first 2 in the series... if not, stop reading this and download them. If you have I to say that this novel was pretty exciting to the end. It is a work of fiction but whatever you believe is going to happen in the last days it makes you think about your destination in the here after.

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    Harold Mullica Hill, NJ, United States 02-06-14
    Harold Mullica Hill, NJ, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"
    What made the experience of listening to Damascus Countdown the most enjoyable?

    Exciting keeps your interest


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Damascus Countdown?

    It could really happen


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Very good for my first listen to him


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James R. Johnson, Jr. San Antonio, TX United States 01-09-14
    James R. Johnson, Jr. San Antonio, TX United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Exciting, Fast paced story."
    Where does Damascus Countdown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At or near the top. However I am still a novice to audiobooks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The final scenes in Syria, both at the airbase and the race to get there on time.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    He captured the emotions of the moment, especially during the hospital raid scenes, the action at the airbase in Syria, and the convoy from Iran to Syria.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I believe near the end when the Seals gave their all, the learned scholar and the "Mole" sacrificed themselves to prevent a nuclear event.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I had read the first two books before reading this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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