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The Last Jihad: Political Thrillers Series #1 | [Joel C. Rosenberg]

The Last Jihad: Political Thrillers Series #1

Jon Bennett is a top Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor. But nothing has prepared him for the terror that he will face. Saddam Hussein dispatches his top hit men to assassinate the President of the United States. Iraqi terrorists spread carnage throughout London, Paris, and Riyadh...and the Butcher of Baghdad has a nuclear ace in his hand that he has not yet played.
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Publisher's Summary

Jon Bennett is a top Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor. But nothing has prepared him for the terror that he will face. Saddam Hussein dispatches his top hit men to assassinate the President of the United States. Iraqi terrorists spread carnage throughout London, Paris, and Riyadh...and the Butcher of Baghdad has a nuclear ace in his hand that he has not yet played.

Only a solid Arab-Israeli coalition against Iraq can keep the U.S. and other Western nations from certain devastation. And only Bennett and his beautiful partner, Erin McCoy, can make that happen. Their secret project - a billion dollar oil deal off the coast of Gaza - could be the basis for an historic peace treaty and enormous wealth for every Israeli and Palestinian.

But just before the treaty can be signed, Israeli commandos foil an Iraqi scud missile launch, recovering a nuclear warhead and evidence that the next attack will level Washington, New York, and Tel Aviv.

Now, the Israeli prime minister gives the American President an ultimatum: melt down Baghdad within one hour...or Israel will do it herself.

From Jerusalem, Bennett and McCoy must summon all of their stealth and savvy to save themselves - and the world - from absolute destruction.

Listen to more in the Political Thrillers Series.

©2004 Joel C. Rosenberg; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Dick Hill performs this thriller with practiced ease, speeding up when the tension should rise and relaxing through the backstory....[D]oomsday predictions and a spectacular ending bring Rosenberg's speculations to a dramatic conclusion." (AudioFile)

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    Gilbert APO, AE, United States 09-25-12
    Gilbert APO, AE, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2010

    Woody

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    "A Good Listen In Spite of Being Out Dated"

    Dick Hill's performance is great. While I think Rosenberg is a good writer, the fact that many events are out of date or ended up with very different results (ie: the Taliban has been decimated in the book, but is still very much alive in real life) takes away from the book for the 2012 listener. On the other hand, it makes me curious about how Rosenberg will deal with those issues later in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    H Stephen Ebersole 08-13-12
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    "Spellbound"
    What did you love best about The Last Jihad?

    I enjoy Bible prophecy and it was interesting to learn more of the mind set of the thinking and also the technology developments in the countries of the mideast.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 07-29-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good."
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    I've listened to the entire series. All are very good. Since the start of the series is suppose to take place in the last 10 years or so (which was the future when it was written).. you have to suspend your knowledge a bit. But, it is a gripping series and well worth the listen. Christian series and gives us a "what if" possibility. Some parts are dry, but necessary to get the background. The reader is excellent - and brought a lot to the story. Yes, I'd recommend it - well worth the credits!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 04-18-10
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 04-18-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Listen... Good Story!"

    Great dual... Rosenberg and Hill! This story was engaging and fast paced, leaves you wanting to download the sequel without a doubt.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Francis C. Forte NJ 08-14-14
    Francis C. Forte NJ 08-14-14 Member Since 2014

    Sir Francis

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    "decent book- dick hill"
    Where does The Last Jihad rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    fourth or fifth


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the story lne and the plot, its a little outdated, but it didn't keep me from being into it.


    Any additional comments?

    Dick Hill is a great Narrator except when he's speaking as the narrator. Then he sounds like a terse robot. using words quickly annunciated. When he gets into character is when he is at his best.

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

    I recommend this to everyone


    If you could rename The Last Jihad, what would you call it?

    The Future


    Any additional comments?

    Story is riveting at first it seemed like there were just to many details but after you get use to the style the story takes off and you are hooked for the whole series.

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    Ryan United States 01-20-14
    Ryan United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2012

    Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.

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    "Very good if you like The Twelth Imam series"
    What did you love best about The Last Jihad?

    A good fictional account of how the middle east conflict could have played out or possibly still can. Rosenberg's style of writing is James Bond crossed with Mission Impossible without the fancy over the top gadgets super villians. The historical accounts the he incorporates requires you to do a reality check at times because you forget what is fact and what is fiction.


    What other book might you compare The Last Jihad to and why?

    The Twelth Imam, The Tehran Initiative, Damascus Countdown, A Time to Betray.


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

    Yes, he narrated the first Lee Child book in the Jack Reacher series, The Killing Floor. He is a great narrator. I love how the characters come to life when he reads.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 03-17-13
    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 03-17-13

    Considering that I have a reading disorder, the Audible compamy has quenched a great day of time with Audible as my greatest personal fre

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    "This is an Amazing change of Mindset"

    This and the next book to follow in the series are truly an amazing series of action and adventure novels based in so many Countries with so much historic truths to fuel the excitement.
    Believers in the Christian way of life or not, I believe this is serious mental exercise and edge of seat listening. The narration is flawless, the writing style flows with ease, the story is believable, and this book has amazing historic fact and research.
    A must read/Listen for readers such as I. After over 200 books I have gone through, I was running out of great Authors and series to choose from. Stumbling onto this series with general browsing feels like a blessing.


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    Ezequiel Miami, FL, United States 03-14-13
    Ezequiel Miami, FL, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Boring and Not Entertaining!!!"

    The reader was excellent, but the story line was terrible! Very predictable and I found myself not interested by Chapter 3.

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    Connie GAINESVILLE, GA, United States 02-20-13
    Connie GAINESVILLE, GA, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Felt like I'd read it before..."
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Dick Hill?

    Possibly


    Has The Last Jihad turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What aspect of Dick Hill’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing, I like Dick Hill. I think it would've been better to have had multiple narrators.


    Did The Last Jihad inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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