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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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    julio (Who)perez Joppa, Md 05-06-13
    julio (Who)perez Joppa, Md 05-06-13 Member Since 2008

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    "A good story premise is ruined by Christian zeal"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An option to fast forward through all the biblical references, prayers and refrences to Jesus.


    Has Damascus Countdown turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely- I'm not quite sure what to call the genre. How about force-fed religion with a sprinkle of a story.


    Any additional comments?

    The religious references, bible readings, prayers and references to Jesus by characters were so overdone that I could not tolerate listening to the entire book. This is only the second book I did not listen to completely in all my years wit Audible. I will remember to avoid this author.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Mission Viejo, CA, USA 03-29-13
    John Mission Viejo, CA, USA 03-29-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Should have been put in the religious section"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I found myself skipping whole chapters when the Christian Conversion dialogs began


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Good tension


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

    He is as good as I have heard


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Depends on how much of the preaching was in it


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William R. Bruce San Antonio, Texas 09-17-13
    William R. Bruce San Antonio, Texas 09-17-13 Member Since 2003

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    "More of a bible school story, not a spy story."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A Sunday school teacher, or the Bible Belt.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joel C. Rosenberg again?

    No, No, never, too much time lost


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    None,


    What character would you cut from Damascus Countdown?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Too much bible and not enough action. They talk about the bible for ten minutes to justify their action.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Weston, FL, United States 09-09-13
    Edward Weston, FL, United States 09-09-13 Member Since 2008
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    "This book should come with a warning!"

    Without a doubt, this is the worst thing I ever bought from Audible. OK, the story was fairly good. It's about a team of agents trying to keep Iran from nuking the Middle East. What I hated about Damascus Countdown was first the preaching. Mr Rosenberg is not subtle is his desire to convert the reader to reborn status. Almost all the characters in the book take up the religious ranting. This type of proselytizing has no place in what Audible represented as enjoyable fiction to break the he monotony of a hard workout.

    Secondly, I hated narrator. I never heard such a terrible accent. He used the same foul sounding voice an all the Middle East characters. What it sounded like was a very bad actor trying to sound like Gunga Din. Not just bad, More than enough to make you want to demand a refund from your friendly MP3 sellers.

    Warning, if you're looking for entertainment and not a stroll through the gospel of some meeting-style preacher with an agenda, don't consider this awful book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jeana clinton, KY, United States 04-30-13
    jeana clinton, KY, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Good!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am amazed at Joel Rosenbergs insight into the End Times and current affairs.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It amazes me how he can bring to light what is going on in the world and form into a story that you become enthralled in.


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

    I looked forward to each time I was able to sit and listen to it. I often dreamed about it, it was so real to me.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-08-13
    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Entertaining series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The entire series was very entertaining considering all that's going on in this part of the World.


    What other book might you compare Damascus Countdown to and why?

    Maybe Daniel Silva spy novels, but just because they are Middle East based because Daniel Silva and his character Gabriel Allon really aren't similar. They have an entirely different premise, but it has the intrigue of that part of the World.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    He did very well with the character's voices.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to be entertained I think this will be a good choice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott ESCONDIDO, CA, United States 04-02-13
    Scott ESCONDIDO, CA, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A political thriller that had me up too late!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is must-read fiction that I hope never becomes reality!


    What did you like best about this story?

    A gripping tale of what happens to individuals who are caught in the midst of cataclysmic events, and the difference that faith in the true God can make.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    He made it live with his accents and expression.


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

    I practically did!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ted BUFFALO, NEW YORK, United States 04-01-13
    Ted BUFFALO, NEW YORK, United States 04-01-13
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    "A fan of Joel's works"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For anyone interested in end time stories especially from the Biblical view this novel is highly informative and very interesting. Once I opened the book I could scarcely put it down.
    It kept me on the edge of my seat unable to walk away from it . Chapter after chapter held my attention from beginning to end. I devoured it as I have done with all of Joel Rosenbergs books.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    His portrayal of the various characters was impeccable. He made the characters come alive rather than just reading Joel's words.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Alpharetta, GA, USA 03-28-13
    David Alpharetta, GA, USA 03-28-13 Member Since 2000
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    "Great story, unwelcome christian proselytizing."
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

    Probably not, his books are exciting, but seem to be written for Christians only. Does he honestly think any of us are going to become born again Christians with his sad/shameful attempt to convert us.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Remove all references to Christ, Christians and all attempts to add his religious commercials.


    Did Christopher Lane do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, characterization is good.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No!


    Any additional comments?

    Would have been four stars without the religious commercials.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    gene brooklyn, NY, United States 04-23-13
    gene brooklyn, NY, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent read"

    fabulous book. must read first two before. story picks right up and you are on the edge of your seat until the end.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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