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Act of War Audiobook
Act of War
Written by: 
Brad Thor
Narrated by: 
Armand Schultz
Act of War Audiobook

Act of War: A Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted.

But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America's new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird", they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

©2014 Brad Thor. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    KAREN LOVINGTON, NM, United States 07-16-14
    KAREN LOVINGTON, NM, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2015
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    "FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS - ANOTHER WINNER!"

    It only took me 2 days to finish this book, I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival and then before I know it I am finished and know I will have to wait for another. It is so hard, when you really enjoy a book and its writer, but if the process was rushed I am not so sure I would enjoy it so much~!

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    catuualos 08-19-15
    catuualos 08-19-15

    AMERICA...Military History, History, Action and the love of good believable thrillers.

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    "Good and Believable"

    Only one more book in the series to go. This was a fictional book that does not seem to be beyond the relhm of possibilities.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Kabbash 06-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brad Thor is in a league of his own."

    I love all Brad Thor books. Scott Harvath never disappoints. Thank God he is on our side!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 08-03-14
    James columbus, OH, United States 08-03-14 Member Since 2015

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "Thor wasted pages and pages"

    The overall story is a good one, real good. But Thor spent too much time confusing me in the begining of the book bouncing around. It made it very hard to get into. Once the book gets rolling - its a great story. Thor wasted pages and pages on the group that went into North Korea - he never tied them into the ending of the book. He needed to spend much more time developing the last portion of the book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Colorado Springs, CO, United States 07-26-14
    Mark Colorado Springs, CO, United States 07-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Brad Thor is better than this!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The plot was relatively flat on a bland terrorist plot to EMP the US. It ended abruptly as did the bad guys he had started to develop but left half baked. Even the use of Scot Harvath's computer wiz midget was innocuous and disconnected.


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

    Enrich the EMP connection with fact based information about the action. Involve some government agencies that oversee this activity not just the routine Anti-terroism units - NSA, DHS and routine support characters. The connection in North Korea was weak. And, the Chinese "Princelings" component added little if any suspense. That was precisely what was lacking in this novel, suspense and unpredictability. Too formulaic....


    Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

    Scott Harvath, but he was detached from most of the real actions of the story.


    Was Act of War worth the listening time?

    Unfortunately, no.


    Any additional comments?

    Come on Brad, you are better than this. It was as if the editor put you on a deadline and you needed to respond. Your usually insightful dramatic flair was conspicuously absent in this effort.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Mazliah 07-22-14

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    "Simplistic, boring, 1 dimensional chars. And theme"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story. The subject matter and plot could have been interesting and I kept waiting for it to be so. But so simplistic and one dimensional instead. Sad


    Has Act of War turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Just this author


    What aspect of Armand Schultz’s performance would you have changed?

    He was fine


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration because it could have been really good and every time the plot went in an interesting direction the author failed


    Any additional comments?

    Do not waste your money

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Justin 07-17-14
    Justin 07-17-14

    Just love listing to audiobooks. Some of my favorite authors are Vince Flynn and Brad Thor

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    "Scary good"

    Just another great Brad Thor book. Listen to it in about two days. It's scary good and keeps you on the edge of your seat the hole way threw.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Pitcock 07-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my favorite"
    Would you listen to Act of War again? Why?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Thor? Why or why not?

    Of course


    Any additional comments?

    I normally like Brad Thor books. they're full of action and seem likely. this one seemed unlikely in both the premise and the resolution. The premise that the Chinese are planning a large scale operation with a handful of Somalis and no back up systems, that their leaders are naive and that the FBI can track everything at that level. It all seemed so convenient and unlikely. There was lots of action even if it was rather choppy.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Roger 07-29-14
    Roger 07-29-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Don't Start Unless you have Time For Whole Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Act of War to be better than the print version?

    Always have both, prefer the audio version


    What other book might you compare Act of War to and why?

    Nothing new today that brings the story so close to home


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

    It gives the characters life, he knows their personalities and wraps you into the story


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

    The death of the young N. Korean sister


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting for the next installment. Obama is giving Brad plenty to work with, if its not Russia; Iraq; Israel; etc. Just waiting to see where he takes it

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sandi Bernal Sacramento, CA USA 05-15-15
    Sandi Bernal Sacramento, CA USA 05-15-15
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    "Intriguing "

    Hits far too close to home. Scary this is all too real. Wish we had a real Scot Harvath and true black ops who had someone with a backbone giving the orders.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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