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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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    R. Schechter Dublin, CA United States 06-08-13
    R. Schechter Dublin, CA United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Good thriller somewhat spoiled by religious syrup"

    The story was suspenseful, the subplots meshed together very well, and the narrator was quite good. But the story was spoiled to some extent by a heavy dose of religious fervor which permeated the story, and seemed inappropriate for this kind of thriller. Several parts seemed way too maudlin, like the part where CIA spies rushed to intercept an A-bomb and found time to embrace Jesus.

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    Frank JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 06-08-13
    Frank JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great narration...but, the author is political"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story line starts full of action and details, but after chapter 11 the true purpose of the book is reveal. The author political and religious views and the event horizon and true purpose, hidden with a techno-thriller theme. He becomes extremely verbose for the purpose and in support of his personal Christian belief. The story line suffers from this as the author continue to interrupt with his religious and political overtures that add nothing but distraction to the novel.

    Extract this and it's an average book...


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

    The detail of tactics and technology. Additionally, the deep understanding of both Christian and Islam historical past.


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

    Fan-freaking-tastic narration with enough suspense in his inflections. One of the very best narrations!!!


    Did Damascus Countdown inspire you to do anything?

    No...but I'm still a techno thriller , political tactical war fan.


    Any additional comments?

    ...next book for the author should caution the reader of his intent...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Rockport, TX, United States 05-29-13
    Cheryl Rockport, TX, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic Series!"

    What can I say - this was, hands down, one of my favorite series of books! It is rare to find a collection of Christian stories so captivating & thought provoking! I have read some of the other reviews & am surprised about some complaints of too much Christianity in the story! I did not find this to be so & was absolutely inspired by those parts in which the thoughts or discussions were centered on and around Christ. To think of the courage & conviction a person must have in a country where Christians are so severely persecuted is tough, to say the least! Made me so very thankful to live in a society whose core is built around freedom of religion & speech!

    0 of 0 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 2015
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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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    julio (Who)perez 05-06-13

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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 6 people found this review helpful
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    Parbuckle California 12-11-14
    Parbuckle California 12-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The Crazies blow themselves up."
    Where does Damascus Countdown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the Best, I love stories about black ops versus the Crazies.


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

    When the Iranian nuclear scientist rigs their warhead on the Syrian missile to trigger two seconds after launch taking out Damascus, the 12th Imam, his whole Government, and the Caliphate Leadership. Good stuff, happy ending.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    Voice impersonations were good, especially the 12th Imam's. Easy to listen to generally.


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

    The failure of the US President to act, completely feckless like Obama.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish we could be more decisive and insightful like Israel (or even Russia). Being PC is going to get us all killed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William R. Bruce 09-17-13

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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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    John Cambridge, MD, United States 07-24-13
    John Cambridge, MD, United States 07-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Never again with Mr. Rosenberg"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Christopher Lane?

    No/Yes


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

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Damascus Countdown?

    Religious pontification is not what I wanted, it wrecked the whole effort from start to finish


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jeana 04-30-13
    jeana 04-30-13 Member Since 2015
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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 2015
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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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