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The Last Jihad Audiobook
The Last Jihad
Written by: 
Joel C. Rosenberg
Narrated by: 
Dick Hill
The Last Jihad Audiobook

The Last Jihad: Political Thrillers Series #1

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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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    Chris Leesburg, VA, USA 07-29-08
    Chris Leesburg, VA, USA 07-29-08
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    "The Best"

    Dick Hill is amazing! It seems to me that he could read a grocery list and make it exciting.
    I got through "The Last Jihad" in a couple of days. The second half of the book I listened to without interruption. I simply could not turn it off. If you are interested in a political/military story that is heavily slanted toward the US, you will not be disappointed.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Barton, NY, USA 07-27-08
    Joseph Barton, NY, USA 07-27-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book ... worth the listening to"

    Great book that lays out a good perspective of what could happen. OK for the naysayers it is a book from a Christian perspective, if you don't appreciate a book of this sort, don't buy and don't write negative comments. If you want a good political book with the theme of Christianity throughout, this is a book for you

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Seth Statesboro, GA, United States 08-22-10
    Seth Statesboro, GA, United States 08-22-10
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    "Awesome, Action Packed Book!"

    First book in the series and it sets a pace for action and suspense that just continutes to build... Fantastic book, awesome series.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer KINGLOUIE16 07-11-08
    Amazon Customer KINGLOUIE16 07-11-08 Member Since 2016

    KINGLOUIE16

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    "Not so much the book but the narration"

    I found this book riveting not so much about the book but the narrator brought the book alive. Some of the book seemed out there but overall a good book.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia W Farmington, OH, United States 04-26-10
    Cynthia W Farmington, OH, United States 04-26-10
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    "perfect narrator/good story"

    This is an awesome book. The narrator is excellent reading this book. I cannot wait to download the next book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dinah Morristown, TN, USA 09-28-08
    Dinah Morristown, TN, USA 09-28-08
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    "Very interesting"

    I thought this book was soooo interesting. I couldn't stop listening to it. I ususally listen in the car, but I found that I had to bring my Ipod in and listen at home too. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. I think everyone will love this book. It is a thriller for sure. Thanks to the author (very well written).

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Gilbert APO, AE, United States 09-25-12
    Gilbert APO, AE, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Freeman SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 01-23-15
    Freeman SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 01-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "probably better if you are a conservative"

    within the first 5 minutes, it talks about:
    * how hard it'd be to fill GWB's shoes b/c of how effective the long war on terror was
    * how great it'd be to get tax rates down to 10%
    * how bin laden was found dead
    * how 'murican & british forces killed "evil terrorists" without any casualties
    * reagan like president
    * homeland security reestablished
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    i probably should have known, but i thought i'd try it b/c it was on sale. not worth the 1/2 credit if you are at all liberal. and this is nothing like the show "homeland"

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connie USA 11-24-12
    Connie USA 11-24-12
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    "Great start of series"
    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listening to this series. It has gotten my attention, for sure!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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